Learning from other people is as important as learning from our own experiences. Although unsolicited advice can be annoying and sometimes irrelevant to our own experiences, having open ears and an open mind might save us years of regret. Besides, we can always choose not to consider an opinion.
Smile more. We all have a choice. We can choose an inner dialogue of self encouragement and self motivation or we can choose one of self defeat and self pity. Choice is a power we all have. Smile more! It's how you choose to respond.
There is no priority like the priority that you take. Don't look for the easy path, look for the productive one. Whatever you do must have some degree of personal meaning to you before you can move on to it. The joy of participation is what puts the value in our lives.