The essence of Krishna Consciousness is to purify our desire.
If one is situated in real Krishna consciousness, he can face the most severe type of adversity and remain completely undisturbed.
One word Definition of Krishna Consciousness is Absorption.
Without the mercy of Guru and Vaishnavas Krishna Consciousness is simply an imagination.
One should not be impatient in discharging devotional service, but should take instructions from the spiritual master and execute them with patience, depending on the mercy of guru and Krishna. The successful execution of Krishna conscious activities requires both patience and confidence.
Although there is a process of gradual elevation, if one, by the association of pure devotees, takes directly to Krishna Consciousness, that is the best way.