Before you talk, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. – William Arthur Ward
It is said that before you talk, listen. If you keep on blabbering all the time without even trying to listen to what the other person has got to stay, it is simply useless.
Therefore, you should always pay attention to your actions and make sure that you hear things carefully, and speak only about matters regarding which you have got enough knowledge to speak upon.
In the same way, it is essential to make sure that you think before you react to anything. At times, we react at the hit of the moment without even trying to analyze the situation or trying to think of ways to deal with the same.
It is important to try understanding how to react, and only then we should give our take to that issue.
You should earn before you actually involve yourself in spending. We are so indulged in spending these days that we hardly have enough time to think about saving.
You should not only indulge yourself in spending, but you must also learn to value money at the same time. It is essential to realize that money is hard-earned, and you cannot just continue spending all the time.
You should earn prior to spending, and take a note of all your expenses without spending all your money irrationally.
Also before you criticize, wait! Wait to make out what has happened wrong. In today’s time, we have become too quick in judging people around. It is important to understand that we should not criticize people just for anything.
You never know the situations and the circumstances that the other person has gone through, therefore, you do not own the authority to criticize the individual.
If you at all have got to do so, do make sure that you wait and take a pause till the time you are able to make out what went wrong, and only then should you be speaking up.
Consequently, you must always forgive people before you pray. Mistakes happen, and even though we know that it is hard to forgive people at times, but be sure that you are able to do so!
At times, you will need to let the things go off. Just let them go and try to forgive people as holding onto your grudges upon them will not yield you much, nor will it help you to get the situation back to normal.
Hence, forgiving is the only option available to you to make sure that your heart is at peace.