Life seems pretty unfair sometimes. Especially when you are trying to step up. People seem to love to put you back in your place. It's like you get punished for trying to move forward. But here is something I learned over the years: Life won't give you anything unless you go out and get it yourself. And this also means to man up and face the oftentimes harsh judgement and criticism of others. And to deal with it and keep going. Because what are the alternatives? What are your other options?