I am a student who is introverted and I believe in making my own success.
I set goals, plan my time well and work towards the goal. However, of late, I feel that I am moving towards my goals at a snail's pace. I see kids, much younger than me, achieving things I want to achieve. This makes me feel defeated because in my head I have the feeling that
What is the use of doing something that a kiddo can do? After all, by the time you get out of university, he would be a master of that craft. You will be nothing more than a semi-smart code monkey who just passed out of university
Another thing that makes me feel dejected is my introverted nature. I meet people but I do not ask favors from them like others do. I live by the self-made dictum know them but never ask from them. Somehow, this is acting to my disadvantage because people ask other to pull a few strings and get to success. After all, it is the outward manifestation of success that matters now a days.
Again, I do not study in any of the top 20 Universities which, due to the media hype, makes me feel that those kids have an edge over me.
I know of people who are self-taught geniuses but I think I am not one among them.
Any thoughts/tips on how not to feel dejected?