One thing acceptance does is keep us from trying to force things to be a certain way when they aren’t. We may have to accept sometimes that things are not the way we’d like them to be. We also might not always be quite as smart, or good, or hard-working, or compassionate or generous or passionate as we would like to think we are. That’s OK. We can always be more than what we are now. But first we have to accept who we are and where we are, and accept that participating joyfully and deliberately in the process of our personal evolution is much more important than whatever results we achieve.