Change yourself and the world changes around you. Work on yourself, figure out how to bring your best qualities to the forefront, figure out how to stop apologizing for and hiding from the things you donít like about yourself. Most importantly, stop apologizing for the things you do like about yourself. Be strong, be courageous, and be the real you. Change the things about your behavior that are holding you back, and stick to your guns on the things other people arenít getting that you really believe in. Change yourself, change your circumstances, and carve out your own world that you do fit into.
Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
but I think it's a good generic quote.