In Spite Of
You name it: people, things, procedures, policies, resources, etc. All can become barriers and we need to include ourselves in that pool as well. Put them all together and it's called "life." Our ability to deal with the unexpected and to get things done in spite of the barriers is crucial.
In spite of.
Those are key words.
In spite of how we feel. In spite of what's coming down. In spite of the lack of time or resources or support.
Taking care of the "in spite of" element makes all the difference.
Because the playing field is never level.