“Let us be assiduous in practising every virtue with moderation, and in consequence let us arm ourselves with real and diligent discretion, that it may turn to the advantage of our salvation and the glory of Jesus Christ.” -St. Catherine of Bologna
It is good to keep in mind the word ‘moderation’. Though it is good to persevere in virtue, we should not take on more than what we can bear. Let us be aware of our limitations and of God’s plan and proper time for our growth. Some things take time, and the more we try to accomplish everything before their proper time, the more we may risk ourselves falling into despair or even to pride, crediting ourselves for what we should attribute to God.
“So don’t be too good or too wise—why kill yourself. But don’t be too wicked or too foolish, either—why die before you have to? Avoid both extremes.” – Ecclesiastes 7:16-18, GNT