In order to be truly successful in life, you need to stand by your core values, which define your own individuality. Sometimes you may think that you have thrown the opportunity to be successful away on the principle. Even you start doubting your competencies when going gets tough. However, you should respect your decision, and always be true to yourselves. You should not try to duplicate a successful person. Your own will to succeed has the capabilities to re-invent the measures by which you can succeed.
Further, always keep in mind, nobody is perfect; nobody is flawless. That is why, it is the matter of how you perceive and carry yourselves set the tone for success in life. You should not try to compare yourselves with others because you always find someone better than you in certain aspects of life and that in turn generate negativity in yourselves. In fact, comparison is the root cause of doubting one's capabilities and losing individuality. So the moment you feel incompetent about yourselves, you should remember that as per the nature of life, the ultimate potential for everyone is the same. Everyone has their own positive and negative aspects of life. If you find someone better than you in some sets of skills, you should also keep in mind that you are better in other skills.
Hence, you should believe that you are as good as anyone else in your chosen field. Even if you are criticized by people who doubted your competencies, do not hold any kind of grudge against them. Grudges will only pull you down. Be yourself and move forward confidently, the right situation will come when you start succeeding in your chosen field, and people appreciate you for that. Success is enjoyed by those people who do not compromise with their values. What is the sense of those successes which is not achieved by keeping your head high? Sometimes, may be going gets tough by being yourselves. However, always remember, you have to start small and keep at it. Do not give up. Over the period of time, you are definitely going to make it big and enjoying it also by expressing yourselves confidently and striving to move forward all the time.