Too often we believe that life will improve once we “have” (obtain) something. We can, however, flip this and focus on “being” before having.
If you want to have an outstanding partner, work on being someone worthy of an outstanding partner. If you want to have a better job, take steps to be someone with the skills and work ethic consistent with better employment.
Don’t wait to acquire something. Don’t wait to be picked by someone else. You can work on you before anything happens.