Stop asking people for handouts and start asking God.
Don't ever go back to the people who made you feel like a waste of their time. But if at all you do so, remember who you are at all times.
Don't focus on trying to be 'the best'. Focus on being irreplaceable.
Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness but unlock your true strength.
Be proud of yourself for how far you have come, and never stop pushing to be the best you can be.