You cannot always know how near or far your reward lies, but if pursued with good intentions, sound strategy and disciplined practice, it will come. Persist. Life will reward you.
Then every surprise will be pleasant.
You should have saved long before you wanted or needed it.
Might change tomorrow. Opinions are fluid. Some of them might just outlive you.
Or making excuses? Know the difference.
Is about accepting your flaws and taking criticism towards your character while truly appreciating it. It’s about humility. Because feedback on your character is the hardest to take. Feedback on processes don’t count.