There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself
I love the above quote from Musashi. Centuries old, it still rings true today. We have everything already within us which enables us to forge the life we truly want. We just need to find the self belief and confidence to look within ourselves and find what we need.
Stop looking for shortcuts to your goals. You already have all the tools you need. No tip, trick or secret can replace the hard work and consistent effort that success requires of you so stop wasting your time and money on quick fixes. Fall in love with the process instead of trying to speed it up, because the journey itself towards your goals is the best bit. Enjoy the ups and learn from the downs.
You know yourself better than anyone else ever could, so have faith that you already have the skills, ability and knowledge to achieve that which you desire. Nobody can achieve success for you. It takes hard work. Lots of it. And perseverance.
So, stop doubting yourself. Decide what it is that you really want. Set your goals and plan out your journey towards them. Then, take action. Reflect on things that go wrong and try to find the lesson within the experience. Celebrate your successes. Most of all, though, keep going.