There is a movie out there that is a cult favorite. It is "Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon." Filmed in 1985, the plot and message is basically that Bruce Leroy, a martial arts enthusiast, goes in search of "the master," who can teach him how to get to the highest level. Eventually, through many trails and tribulations, he realizes that he is that master; that the answers to all he was looking for was always right inside of him!
I am constantly giving advice to young people. And I always make sure to impress upon them this message: life is a series of ups and downs. All that you learn about positive thinking and success principles exist for you to use during the "downs." You see, when things don't go right in life, we tend to get overwhelmed and and seek answers elsewhere, when in fact we have the solutions right inside of us all the time. I guess I can add the Wizard of Oz as an example also :-)
I recently went in search of a solution to a problem I was struggling with. I was looking for a person to show me the way. But then I remembered Bruce Leroy and decided to look inside for the answer. I drew on my experience and knowledge base and not only saw the answer I was looking for, but realized that this was the solution to many issues I was dealing with.
Somewhere in all this rambling I am doing I hope you will get the message. Don't look to others to solve your problems. When you do that, you disconnect yourself from the great power you already possess.