My PhD supervisor reminded me a couple of weeks ago of something that I believe most of us tend to forget. She said that to get what we want, we have to get it through the Almighty. In other words, even when we find it difficult to achieve something, even when things seem hopeless, always remember that we can always pray to Him asking for His Mercy.
Even when we face difficult people, always remember Allah so that we will be given the strength, courage and ability to handle these people. As my supervisor put it so aptly, "To go through people, go through Him first."