New York is 3 hours ahead of California but it doesn't mean that California is slow, or that New York is fast. Both are working based on their own "Time Zone".
Someone is still single. Someone got married and waited 10 years before having a child. There's another who had a baby within a year of marriage.
Someone graduated at the age of 22, yet waited 5 years before securing a good job, and there's another who graduated at 27 and secured employment immediately.
Someone became CEO at 25 and died at 50, while another become a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years. Everyone works based on their "Time Zone".
People can have things worked out only according to their pace. Work in your "Time Zone". Your colleagues, friends, younger ones might seem to go ahead of you. May be some might seem behind you. Everyone is in this world running their own lane in their own time. God has a different plan for everybody. Time is the difference. Obama retires at 55, Trump resumes at 70. Don't envy them or mock them, it's their "Time Zone". You are in yours!
Hold on, be strong, and stay true to yourself. All things shall work together for your good. You are not late. You are not early. You are very much on time. Stay blessed, you are in your "Time Zone".