Before you act, listen.
Before you react, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.

Ernest Hemingway

Many times we find ourselves on the path that is best for us, but we find the going a lot more difficult than we thought it would be. We don’t give whatever chance we are facing a fair chance to fully develop. We want results now, and when that doesn’t happen, we immediately assume that we made a mistake and went down the wrong path. Well, I believe that we are our own worst enemies at times like this. Anything in life worth having is worth the risk, work, and struggle that it takes to get it. If something is coming easy, be careful. Most of the time – not all, mind you – that means that what you’re going for is counterfeit. There are occasions when  great things just happen, but these are rare.

Be patient, don’t give up on a dream too easily. Take the time to let it develop a little bit. Take the time to understand what is actually going on. Take the time to see the situation from someone else’s view. Before you ask for forgiveness, forgive. Consider what you want to say before you say it. Be patient with those around you and yourself.

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