Thanks for your input. I do fully take ownership of the decisions I have made, some of which were the best in a bad situation, some of which were just dumb and uninformed. I can't take responsibility for my mom getting sick or having to work low-paying jobs to make ends meet or not being able to take a traditional 4 year college path for financial reasons though, which is the context of the sentence you quoted, and to be honest, telling me my problem is my "writing, narrative, attitude, mindset, and personality" which can be solved by reading some finance bro book is pretty out of touch and frankly d*ckish.Found your problem. External locus of control homie. I'd love to see you succeed but the likely reason is in your writing, narrative, attitude, mindset, and personality. Read the book "Extreme Ownership." Reframe your narrative and communication styles. I personally don't think its the end of the road for you in terms of DO. But I think you must change all of the above and have some hard conversations with yourself. That is, if you want to be a doctor.