He makes the best of time. Not poverty but the idealness is a great curse. Many believe, particularly in the modern corrupt world, that unjust methods such as flattery, bribery, favoritism, egotism, etc.
Most of the successful individuals had put in enough productive work before they received success in return. Think about it for a second. You will almost talk yourself out of it hundreds of times.
So the hard work, together with the time it takes, is a must on your journey to success. Nearly go broke, more than once. If I ask, it is because people see only the tip of the iceberg, not knowing what is under the surface such as the sacrifices, disappointments, endless hours, persistence, consistency, late nights, and early mornings.
They come to believe that luck strikes down on a person and creates an overnight sensation. An example of someone who is determined is like a moving train, the train will not change it direction no matter what comes it's way, it will surely continue along the track until it either reaches its destination or its stopped by its conductor.