The great reason for mediocrity in life is usually not because of a low background, it is rather because of the inability to gain the required knowledge that can transform life. Knowledge is really important all the time and knowledge is a basic requirement in order to have game changing opportunities. Studying is really helpful, by consuming good contents and placing our hearts to achieve the things that we have in mind it will turn out to work efficiently for us.
Nothing is going to change by just sitting idle and feeling sorry about your background all day, but things can change when you are ready to take the bold step to make required changes and that begins with studying, if you are determined to make any significant changes in your life at all then it is important for you to give room to proper studies.
It is good to mind your business but when it is associated with growth, do everything to know more, ask more questions and carry out more research and I am sure that a curious energy channelled in the appropriate direction will do a lot of good.
Stop being idle.
Gaining information is not enough, taking actions is much more important. Action is required to back up the information you have been able to gather. After information has been gained, it should propel you to make more healthy decisions.
With every knowledge you gain, make sure that it is backed up with a good game changing plan, it will be really wrong for you to be intelligent and broke no one will take you seriously but when you put into practice every obtained knowledge, it will do a lot of good.
Do not compromise on the right things.
There will always be a wrong way to make wealth and this usually does not end properly, you just need to understand the system you are working with and then look for a good way to make the required profit that you need, you do not need to cheat the system because usually the law tends to catch up and it is always really disastrous. There are thousands of people who always think they are smart and this smartness always gets them to no good point, it is usually easier to learn the rules and just follow it appropriately.