Honestly this is very easy to say than do, but its the truth! In order to achieve what you want and make things happen for yourself you need that big push of motivation to do it. Its very easy to sit and plan things out a-z and never act on them. I for one can cosign for this simply because that push I needed was full of fear. fear of what? I don't know. Maybe fear of failing or never being able to do what I set out for myself. But then again nothing gets done allowing fear to take hold of that push I needed for the opportunities that awaited me. So by simply telling myself "Hey get up make these things happen!" that there took a lot, but they got done.
Motivation can come from just about anywhere but YOU got to want to push yourself to put things into motion. Don't allow other peoples way of thinking mess up what you set out to do. This will only set you back even further. Surround yourself with open minded positive people that will show encouragement and support in what your plans are.
Staying content and focus and most importantly have fun on the journey to change and finding what places peace and happiness in your life.