Take opportunities to learn and use those opportunities to foster skills that will help you have a chance to really act on your passion.
Just because something has been done in your family for generations does not mean you are obligated to follow that same path. Look for what your true passion and purpose is then pursue that and be relentless in it. In most instances your passion will not be incredibly lucrative in the beginning. You must be willing to do whatever it takes to manage your financial situation while you build up your passion because once you reach a point where the passion project pays the bills and then some, the level of fulfillment you can experience is indescribable.
You become comfortable with what you are around. As the expectations of you become higher, this becomes your new normal then in turn your expectations for yourself become greater too.