Getting on in the modern world is easy. You get decent grades in school, then go to university where you don’t have to do much work to get a degree. Once you’ve got a degree you can get a job, then all you need is to sign up to a 30 year mortgage and balance those payments with the outgoings of raising a family.
But not simple.
Getting what you really want in life is very simple. You work out where you want to be, then plot out the steps that will get you from where you are now to that place. Then you follow them.
But not easy.