1. Where there's a will there's a way - You probably won't become an overnight success but it's definitely possible to progress and grow quicker than most can imagine.
2. Follow your curiosity - To become really good at something you have to be genuinely interested in it. Look at the technologies that are stealing your attention and focus on them. Because a lot of the time the most interesting technologies are the most revolutionary one too!
3. You can learn from mistakes, but they don't have to be your own! By learning from people that already did what you want to do you can progress even faster and grow and avoid a lot of the headache and pains that come along with it.
4. Software is eating the world! By learning how to be a developer there's no limits to the amount of value you can contribute to the world. Your work can be used by millions of peoples and it can literally improve millions of lives.