Building great relationships takes time and energy. And you only discover how valuable such relationships are when they're tested. It's like riding the bus; if you're going to have company you must be willing to scoot over to accommodate other people and the baggage they bring. Your actions in doing this express the importance of the other person. Don't be too quick to discount someone's good qualities because they made a mistake, disappointed you or did something without thinking.Maintaining relationships mean risk, but the payoffs outweigh the investment. Behind every success story you'll find people who once felt so discouraged they wanted to quit, who fell and needed lifting when someone stepped in, picked them up and helped them to keep going. Life is not built on acquisitions and accomplishments, it's built on relationships. So keep yours in good shape!