When it comes to reaching the next level, I'm black and white on the subject ... you either do what's uncomfortable or remain where you are. You sacrifice easy for difficult or continue complaining about what you don't have. Dive into a pool that has no water in it, knowing water will somehow appear before hitting bottom, or climb back down and wallow in fear.
You either do or you don't, period!
Will you complain about what others have achieved, focusing on how "unfair" the world is, or will you be an example for your kids and peers, showing them you attain what you work for? Luck doesn't exist - it's a result of your consistent thoughts, efforts, and ability to never quit in the face of adversity. You make your own luck.
There's no grey area when striving for a plateau the 99 can't fathom reaching. You either will or you won't. The 1% only have one option!