If you see only darkness around, don’t get scared. You might be a seed under the soil, poised for growth. Keep up with the hard work that is NOT visible to the world until one day when you too shall bloom into sprouts of growth.
Remember, you have to grow in spite of the environment not necessarily because of it. If you have ever done gardening, you know how difficult it is to remove the unwanted weeds and shrubs from the garden where we intend to grow only the fancy flowers. Become the shrubs. Adamant, stubborn and untiring in the quest for growth. You too shall win.