Well then, the solution is to work harder and get out of the situation you're in.
I crashed out of college after 2yrs and ended up packing bags in a Supermarket. I copped on pretty quickly that I wasn't going anywhere doing that and worked to get back into college and graduate. I got my first 'real' job but learned that it wouldn't provide long term growth so I upped and got another job after 6mos. From there I've moved twice to get better positions and now I'm in the job I like.
You need to make sacrifices to get ahead and sometimes that means moving on and sometimes that means leaving people behind.