Consistency will make your dream a reality. The first-class footballers did not make it in a day. Be more consistent with your dream, and you can also get there.
Never be disturbed about what others say about your job. The best chief farmers here in Ghana started with the small sizes of their farms before reaching where they are now.
Provided you have the technical knowledge of your work, what matters most are, determination, interest, and aggressiveness. However, when you copy blindly, you can not succeed with your job.