....because you haven't done so well so far, think of this:
PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE RETURNS.
That's what you see at the bottom of any information on investments, and it's true.
Let me put it another way:
IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO GRAB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FUTURE IF YOUR HANDS ARE FULL OF GARBAGE FROM THE PAST.
Maybe you didn't get what you wanted in the past. That doesn't guarantee that you're never going to get what you want in the future.
What can you change in 2013 to make your English better than ever?