Patience can help us achieve our goals, maintain a more positive outlook on life, and make us less reactive, which in turn will make us less prone to bad decisions. Stress, regret, and anger don't help anything. So when you're facing an uncertain future, a negative event, or something scary, take a minute. Don't do anything. Just sit a spell. And if you find your brain veering in a negative direction, take note of some positive quotes about life to get yourself back in the right frame of mind to make better decisions. Sometimes these minor setbacks are for major come back.