One day I watched a helicopter and an executive jet setting for a journey. The helicopter pilots made a walk-round for pre-flight inspection which lasted for about five minutes. They jumped into the cockpit and within ten minutes they were airborne and on course to their destination. The jet pilots did their walk-round and it took about five minutes. They did their pre start checks that took almost thirty minutes to start. After start the jet taxied to the holding point where it waited for other traffic to land and another medium propeller aircraft to take off. By the time the jet got airborne and retracted the landing gear, fifty minutes had gone.
I learnt that both the jet and the helicopter were going to the same destination and it was thirty minutes flight for the jet and two hours flight for the helicopter. That meant the jet was going to overtake the helicopter on the way and arrive first.
May be you have seen your peers setting off and achieving in many things while you seem stuck on the ground for too long. You are still on the preflight check to see if you are well geared and prepared for the journey. The jet has robust engines that when takeoff power is opened, they would overcome every form of drag. You are still in the preparation stage and that is the strengthening stage before God can unleash you for the unknown.
The race is not for the swift, but only time will give the ultimate judgment. Do not weary when it seems that you are lagging behind. If you still have your vision with you then you can still run after it as soon as God releases you. In the meantime enjoy the pre-flight checks for it is the testing time for the storms that you will encounter during your journey.