Freedom is gained through constraints that are overcome, not through avoiding the constraints altogether. I look around at the people who have true freedom. They have come from challenging places.
How Persistent are you when the going gets tough? Do you easily throw in the towel as soon as it gets too hard? Or do you know that on the other side of the obstacle is your pot of gold?
There is something to be said for still staying in the game long after the others have given up.
The Universe rewards the unreasonably determined.