The truth is that speed bumps, potholes, and traffic jams don't discriminate. We are all just as likely to run into an obstacle as any other person is. The reason why successful people move along more quickly than less successful people is that successful people are driven by passion and guided by a vision!
When you are driven by your passion and guided by a vision the highway to success has not stop signs or speed limits!
If you want to be successful you need to understand that your journey must be fueled by something more powerful than just a desire to be successful. You need a burning passion that will propel you to success because you have no other choice! Something that keeps you going no matter how rough the terrain gets! If you can't find this fuel it's most likely because you've been looking within your own gas tank, but passion is a fuel that comes from helping others! Look to the outside world and find out how you want to make it a better place! When you do you'll find your unlimited source of fuel!
Here's a video that describes the discovery of my passion for servant leadership and how I became the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers' youngest voting national board of director ever at 19 years old. Spoiler Alert: PASSION
We will all face tough times! However, when we have a clear vision for where we want to go we can limit the impact of these obstacles or even avoid some of them altogether! Without a vision your efforts will often be lost and you'll find yourself right back where you started. Take the time to develop your vision and it will save you a ton of time on your journey and significantly increase your chances of reaching your desired checkpoints.
You'll only go as far as the vision that you create!