The apostle Paul writing to the Hebrews gives them some counsel that, I think, we can all benefit from. In Hebrews chapter 12 he says, "...and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith..." As we run along the path of life it is important that we look to the finish line where our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ are waiting for us, cheering us on. When we can look to, and focus on, this goal of returning to live with them we gain a more eternal perspective. This eternal perspective helps me to have patience through my tests and trials in life. Another thing that helps me is that I don't have to run alone. Heavenly Father has given us some running buddies like our friends, families, and the Holy Ghost. With their help we can run this race of life and win.