it takes time to prove the truth when so many are spreading gossip and lies. The truth is simple and will hold up in perpetuity. No amount of harassment and hate will stop the truth from standing strong.
One of the keys to success is passion. If you care about something or want it naturally you won't need to force yourself to work on it. The passion will be your fuel. Only work on things you are passionate about.
Your personal equity is composed of the mental, emotional and physical energies you have to invest in your career. Your goal should be to get the very highest return possible on the investment of yourself in everything you do.