You will have to work hard to achieve your goals today.
The positive and uplifting energy of other people will boost your mood and inspire you to greater heights today. Seek out people like this if you want to motivate yourself. While it's great to be independent, it's important to be around other like-minded people who talk the same language and can offer helpful insights. Just as artists often gather to exchange ideas and critique their work in order to push themselves to the next level, you can do the same with your own projects.
It doesn't matter where you went to school. What matters is that you sell yourself and demonstrate that you are capable.