I think it comes down to an attitude about how you run your business, and whether you control your destiny or you let your destiny control you. The success stories are out controlling their businesses.
Love it, netmeg.
The past two weeks have had me re-evaluating things because of the possibility that Google's latest 'content farm' sting could (in my opinion, wrongfully) result in my bread-and-butter site being penalized. It's a lot harder to keep plugging away at a job which I'm otherwise passionate about, knowing that I could finish this year with significantly lower income.
So what do I do? I'm working on my first Android app. I've had to re-invent my business model many times in the past, and I'm too young to say I can't do it again. I'll do what I can to control my own destiny.