You are in charge of you. Gen Patton said: Never tell anybody how to do something, tell them what you want done and they'll surprise you with their ingenuity. That said: Go out and be you go for what you want, never accept defeat as an option. WIN!
Life goes by fast and this quotes is important to me and shows that you should take every opportunity you get to do something. You never know if you will ever get the same opportunity so you should take advantage of it.