They say the truth will set you free. But what actually frees you is the story that you tell yourself about it. Different people will take in the truth differently. Understanding this will allow you to be more empowered in any situation that comes your way. Inputs that you might receive from others regarding your truth or the facts are external. What matters in the end, is after receiving all of that, what is the story that you came up with? What did you tell yourself about it? That is the one that matters. Study people who are of similar backgrounds but different outcomes. You will notice that more than just simply looking at how hard the more successful ones work, you will find that they also told themselves a different story than those who are not.