Quite often the limitations that we have are ones that we have allowed other people to foist upon us.
If we aren't happy being slotted as a production line worker, a barista, a librarian, or "an easy option if all else fails" then we should move ourselves to a space where those descriptions don't apply.
Sure, that means leaving the comfort of the familiar and it involves risk, but "if it's to be then it's up to me". And when the people who have risen to the top of their little ladder realise that you are simply not playing in their domain then you receive the quiet satisfaction of simply having moved on.
If "the best revenge is living well" then watching the past recede in the rear vision mirror must be one of life's simple pleasures.