Being exceptional is not defined by what you have or what you do, rather it depends critically on your attitude and the decisions you make. I know from my own experience that extraordinary achievers are just ordinary people, like you and me, who make extraordinary decisions about the events in their lives.
It's easy to explain away other peoples successes; they had a lucky break, they had a better education, they had wealthier parents, they went to a better school, they lived on a better estate. Yet the truth of the matter is that attitude makes the difference between extraordinary achievements and mediocre results. You can achieve anything with persistence, determination and hard work as long as you believe you can!