Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said,
"Weigh your actions before they are weighed,
and reckon with yourself before you are reckoned with,
for today's reckoning will be easier than tomorrow's.
And prepare yourself for the great appearance
(of the Judgement Day)."
What a sound advice,
and so I look at the person I was yesterday and think,
"Damn I would hate to be him",
and then I look with greater certainty to the the day before,
"Damn how much more I would hate to be him",
but then, what is this spite compared to
how much I would hate to not hate the person I was
and to be content with the person I am.