Your strongest ally in this matter is your will. When the chips are down and the odds are full steam against you, it is not time to rely on your emotions for purposeful action.
The will is one powerful force in man that can turn the tables on any unpleasant experience in a matter of minutes. The moment a man can believe that he has delegated control over the physical realities of his life and that he can choose a preferable experience than the one he is presently having, if he will act immediately on that emotional accenting to something better, he will change his situation, even though it does not appear changed in the physical realm until a full diffusion of belief has occurred in the medium of experience.
Knowledge is the fuel of awareness. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Knowing the truth about yourself is the most important form of education available to you in physical matters. Read materials that summon your potential, that forces out the real you into the surface of awareness and that offers you no options for mediocrity. If you must commence your career in personal achievement, you will have to live in a world apart from the one available to the rest of the masses. You will create a safe world of thinking and imagination for yourself where you can mentally escape the psychological slavery that the economy and human corruption have imposed on all.
It is in that safe haven of higher awareness (beyond the limitations of current problems) that you can have the presence of mind to have a vision that will preoccupy your mind and the courage to make the public sacrifices necessary for its fulfillment.