For everything you’ve lost, you’ve gained something else. Appreciate what you have today. Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. Just because you are struggling does NOT mean you are failing. Every great success requires some kind of struggle to get there. -- read: http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/05/24/40-powerful-mantras-to-help-you-think-positive/
Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself. But always remember that you don't need anyone to know your name for you to know in your bones that you're taking steps in the right direction every day. You are already worthy, and valued. You don't need to earn that or prove it to anyone.