You advise anything in important matters someone I consider a thankless task. Remember the joke – “I’m not a Council house!..” All that has happened in my life over the years – my personal experience. To look back is only to draw conclusions from different situations. All the rest is reflection.
Myself here, I think, would have given up and today the same advice that was relevant for me 10 years ago and now: do not be afraid to try! Get up, go, do try it – did not work – try again!
The more you taste, the greater the likelihood of success.