That which we put our utmost effort into will be that which we value the most. We cannot expect opportunities to fall into our laps, for people to continue to seek relationships with us, or for growth, progress and achievement, without some effort. The results may not be instantaneous. They may even be shadowed with unfavourable light, troublesome circumstances, and moments of pressure. Effort is hard work in itself. But good things come to those who do and to those who wait. Be determined and persevere.