It seems you have overcome these things to find your success. The little voice inside of some of us is the one urging us to wait for acknowledgement, yet that acknowledgement does not come until you accomplish the goals you set for yourself without waiting for permission.
In an age where everyone is conditioned to believe authority comes from on high due to pedigree, education, or wealth it can discourage many people that have much to offer. I am happy you wrote this article for us to enjoy. Not only does it give me more faith that I know what I am doing, I know it will help others get off the fence.
Thank you. I wish you more love, happiness, and success in all that you do.