I have learned to be tolerant and patient. I have learned to ask and seek, but more importantly I have learned to earn what I want. Best and greatest of all is that I acknowledge to seek Allah's Satisfaction first before anything or anyone else.
"Acquire knowledge, it enables its professor to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to heaven. It is our friend in the desert, our company in solitude and companion when friendless. It guides us to happiness, it sustains us in misery, it is an ornament amongst friends and an armour against enemies." (widely attributed to the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh))