If one is situated in real Krishna consciousness, he can face the most severe type of adversity and remain completely undisturbed.
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.
If one comes into contact with Krishna Consciousness and executes the process under the guidance of a bona fide guide, he is sure to go back to Godhead.
The spiritual master's order should be taken as the prime duty of life. If one gets a bona fide spiritual master and acts according to his direction, then his perfection of life in Krishna Consciousness is guaranteed.