You swam in a river of chance and coincidence. You clung to the happiest accidents – the rest you let float by
“It’s impossible,” said pride.
“It’s risky,” said experience.
“It’s pointless,” said reason.
“Give it a try,” whispered the heart.
I feel it’s a great responsibility because I have only the one chance. If I don’t grow up right I can’t go back and begin over again
Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with order and attended to with diligence.
We discovered that an individual would know the Church was true only to the degree he or she was true to the Church. By being true to the Church, there seemed to be an unlocking from within of a divine sense of a testimony - a conviction that came from obedience.
Once we learned this transcendentally vital lession, we stopped trying to convince people by persuasion, reason, and the use of scripture alone, for this approach stirred up their self doubts. Instead, we encouraged investigators to obey, to change, to repent, to pray, to live a commitment, to attend church, to study the Book of Mormon. This approach, when followed, minimized self-doubt.
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