"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."
I seek after a lot of things. A perfect split, a kitchen that stays clean for at least a few hours, a morning where I actually get out of bed when my alarm goes off, a good test score, muffins that actually rise when baked, and a picture that has the "cool look".
I try to attend to everything with diligence. Whether it be pounding away at the piano every morning and not sounding much better (although I have to say I've seen a little improvement. Although my family might not agree!;), or biting my tongue so I won't say something I will regret.
Speaking of biting my tongue, have you ever wanted to completely bite it off you're so mad? I haven't had one of those instances in a few weeks but I've really tried to work on patience lately. Letting it go is hard for me! Especially when the person doesn't give a wit as to how their actions affect yours! I guess patience is what I need to focus on. It seems whenever I make a point to work on a particular character trait in myself, I feel bombarded with situations that cause me trouble. Temptations seem to fly. But I'm trying to use every problem in a good way. This is what I mean,
"Every experience God gives us, every person he puts in our lives is the perfect position for the future that only He can see."
~Corrie Ten Boom
"Do not look to your hope, but to Christ the source of your hope."
From one VERY imperfect person whose trying her best to improve,