Do not be a parrot in life, be an eagle. A parrot talks way too much but can’t fly high, but an eagle is silent and has the will power to touch the sky. Always mute the noise (you will not success, it is hard to be done, no one did this before, this is difficult job….) that would demotivate you. Find the proper way to improve your skills and just do it…. whatever it takes, whatever the results, you should never feel disappointed that you tried. However, the difference between the self motivated planning engineer and the normal one is whenever you fail to do something, you should find some way around to do it, do not simply give up. My advice to you, be focused, silent, and like an eagle…. find the target….and go with full power to achieve it.