Tips based on my experience
Don't rely on the education system. Your path to success is only through self-education. At a university or other institution of higher education, you most likely be another cog in the system. You'll also likely fall into the hands of teachers whose experience is lacking or outdated. Your learning style won't be taken into account in the educational process. Do you like to learn by reading books, watching videos, reading short articles, through hands-on experience? There are lots of ways to learn and believe me, it's unlikely that your preferences will be taken into account).
Don't go to work for state-owned companies or companies closely connected to them. Someone recently wrote this in a post on this website. I recently got "a few comments" from my friend about the place where he works, a company connected to state companies. According to him, the place is a real den of procrastination. It's hard to get valuable experience.
Know how to prioritize. Calmly finish your university studies in a couple of years and get your diploma or take a chance and leave to conquer the IT world — what would you choose? Add pressure from parents, fear of making a mistake, and other negative emotions. But if you feel the risk is justified, then roll the dice. I'm no fan of pointless risks, where the chance of success is extremely small, but if you see that the opportunity is quite realistic and you can somehow grab it, even if half-assed, then grab it.
Don't forget about your personal life and yourself. This tip is for folks who often experience stress even if their lives are apparently stress-free. Listen to your inner self. Pay attention to what you're missing and what you want. After all, immersing yourself in your career and work, you risk not getting what you really want, not fulfilling some of your dreams and desires, e.g. finally whipping your body into shape or learning something new, and the list goes on forever. Leave room for yourself. I'll end with this. I hope you found it interesting to read my thoughts, which I decided to lay bare at this time, giving free rein to everything buzzing around in my head. I'm 18 years old now (as of the 31st of this month) and I'm happy that I found this website when I did and that everything has turned out so very well. Good luck and love to all! :) P.S. The image the Twenty One Pilots logo. I love that band!