New ways of thinking can bring about the results you’re looking for. Keeping an open mind is like having a big net out in the ocean to catch some big fish. If the net isn’t out there then how can you expect to catch anything? And if your mind isn’t open then how can you expect to “catch” new ideas?
A closed mind doesn’t catch anything except cobwebs and unless you’re a spider what are you going to do with them?
Rely on yourself. Yes, you. You can do whatever you want to do. You have the strength, the ability, the knowledge- but you have to recognize it. You are wonderful just as you are. You can tackle any problem and tame it. You can-just believe it. And if someone puts you down- just laugh, shrug you shoulders and keep going:)