Loving, forgiving and encouraging others is easier to most people than practicing those same things for themselves. We tend to offer forgiveness quickly to our loved ones but stew in regret and discontentment when we make mistakes. The Bible tells us to be patient, kind, humble, respectful, forgiving and perseverant (1 Corinthians 13:4-7), and this way of being applies to ourselves as well as others.
When working toward a goal, patience is critical. Overextending ourselves can lead to frustration and disappointment. It is important to keep our efforts slow and steady, celebrating achievements—however small—along the way. When we stray from the path, we must forgive ourselves quickly and allow time for reflection and refocus. Goal achievement is possible when we practice gentleness, self-love and forgiveness.
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