As the parable of the sower illustrates, you need to remove any stones and weeds planting. Life is a precious commodity that you can spend, squander, or invest in. Investment in something Long-term will bring the best return and may even provide value beyond your own life. Therefore, you must clear any obstacles from your part to ensure that events don't obstruct you in your quest to realise your dreams.
Remind yourself constantly that all things are working together for good for those who love God and are the called according to His purpose