Without a long and winding esoteric discussion, it is my personal belief and experience that our souls draw certain experiences, challenges, relationships, and circumstances into our lives to provide the catalyst to grow and continue to develop the awareness of our interconnectedness with everyone and everything else.
Because we learn by experiencing opposites -- you don't what hot is until you've experienced cold -- the only way to experience unconditional love and the unification of ALL THAT IS/ALL THAT YOU ARE (GOD) is to have an experience of all that you are not: conditions; separation.
So each soul goes through this process of ultimate separation (ego identification) so that it can have a reference point to experience ultimate union. Conditions eventually lead to the unconditional.
All paths taken to completion end up at the same place.
With that prelude, you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Everything that is happening in your life is happening at the perfect time and in the perfect sequence.
I've noticed that even when we're making tremendous progress in certain areas of our lives our minds still tend to focus on the areas that may not be going as well as we would like. What you focus on grows and what you resist persists. If you continue to focus on what you don't want or what isn't going well you will likely draw even more of that into your life. And you will likely continue to find yourself in the same kinds of circumstances until you've learned what is being presented to you and grow beyond it.
This is why comparing yourself to others' path is not helpful. The areas of your life that are going well for you may be where someone else is experiencing many challenges/growing opportunities, and vice versa. Just like we all have different constitutions and different nutritional, mental, emotional, and physical needs; we all have different areas of our lives that we're masters at while other areas we struggle with.
This is why it can seem like you've been working really hard at accomplishing something and it still feels like you're so far away while someone else starts working towards the same thing and it seems like they accomplish it in no time at all.
When you realize this you realize that the most important thing isn't the attainment of whatever the goal, dream, or objective is; the most important thing is who you become along the journey of it's attainment.
Your outside world is a reflection of your inner world. And so when you do the work to change yourself -- which engaging with the process of attaining the thing will provide the opportunity for you to do -- the world that you experience (and the attainment of the thing) will change as a natural byproduct.
This reminds me of a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"Who you are speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."
Trust your path.
The journey is the way.
If you'd like to take a deeper dive on this topic, go check out the recent video I made here.
If you'd like some additional support in navigating these waters in your own life, schedule a call with me and I'd be happy to help in any way I can.