If I can impart any knowledge at all to you on how to be a success, it would be to maximize your potential. Sometimes in order to maximize your potential you have to live where the most opportunities exist. Sure, some people make a name for themselves out of a secondary market, but most don’t. So once you have established yourself, try to build connections in the largest market in your area, pack your bags and take a shot at the big leagues. Of course you could play it safe your whole life. But you would just end up being a bitter loser,who never failed because you never tried. Don’t forget that it is better to be a beautiful failure than a nothing. And ambivalence is far worse than hate.