In earlier days people used to say it is better to stand and drink water instead of running for milk. But days are changed. Unless otherwise, you go for a run you may not get even water also. So we have to change our attitude, see what are the skills required to progress in the negative conditions and acquire them. You can easily progress in your life.
However, a sincere and hardworking person can not be stopped from getting the best opportunities. His hard work and sincerity bring him success.
Knowledge is power.