Those who had bad childhoods/rough start in life, how did you succeed despite of it?
By bad childhood/rough start I mean things like poverty, dysfunctional parents, abuse, etc. I'm in a situation that's been actively interfering with my progress in life since I was born(don't want to go too into detail). Although I'm in the process of removing myself from it now that it's possible, I still want to learn from other people that have succeeded despite their background so I can do the same.
Persistence, hard work, intelligence, and the like help of course but I want to know specific things you did like getting an education, having a support network, or finding a mentor and the way you went about doing those things. If you could go very into detail that would be helpful