It's Always About the Hustle!
One of my favorite sayings is by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - "Be Humble, Be Hungry and always be the hardest working person in the room". Everything we do is about work ethic and what I like to coin as "Hustle". It has been my personal experience, as well as what I have seen around me, that those that work harder than the person next to them, gain the success. Is that 100% of the time, No! Though, your Hustle will land you where you need to be, but that may not necessarily be where you're currently at right now. So, be willing to accept change if you know that's what is facing you.
Heck, The Rock started his acting career with only Seven Bucks in his pocket, and look where he is now. So, get your Hustle on!