quotes tagged with 'pressure'

"No temptation, no pressure, no enticing can overcome us unless we allow such. If we make the wrong choice, we have no one to blame but ourselves. President Brigham Young once expressed this truth by relating it to himself. Said he: “If Brother Brigham shall take a wrong track, and be shut out of the Kingdom of heaven, no person will be to blame but Brother Brigham. I am the only being in heaven, earth, or hell, that can be blamed.” He continued: “This will equally apply to every Latter-day Saint. Salvation is an individual operation."

Author: Thomas S. Monson,, Source: "The Three Rs of Choice", Ensign, Nov. 2010, 67–70Saved by ragogoni in brighamyoung agency choice salvation individual temptation blame pressure 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Unless we rely on God's power within us, we will yield to the pressures around us.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in power pressure anonymous EDS 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Now, Instead of skill or knowledge growth, let us consider the internal growth (emotional and spiritual) of an individual. Let us say, for instance, that a particular mother is at day five intectually (to use the analogy of the six days of creation) but at day two emotionally. Everything is okay when the sun is shining or when things go well. But what happens when fatigue and/or the pressure of screaming kids, diapers, dishes and telephones join together? Or struggling with uncooperative teen-agers and a husband who is always gone?


This emotionally immature mother may find herself absolutley enslaved to the emotions of anger, impatience, and criticalness. She may find herself incapable of acting upon what she knows in her mind is right, because of the built-in, ingrained habit of losing her temper. All this adds to her guilty feeling. And yet in public, when things are going well, one may never detect this internal deficency, this emotional immaturity. She has a good mind and seems to be patient and in control.

Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: "Spiritual Roots of Human Relations", Deseret Book 1970 - 8th printing, pp. 7Saved by mlsscaress in control patience appearance habits growth problemsolving pressure spiritual emotional internal 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When we send a spacecraft to the moon and back, it burns more fuel in the first few seconds than during the entire remainder of its half-million-mile journey. Why? To reach outer space, it has to overcome both the gravity of the earth and the atmosphere that surrounds the earth. And in a sense, we must overcome the same two forces—the gravity of habits in our private lives and the social pressures we counter in the atmosphere of our public lives—before we can fulfill our divine potential.
Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: Six Events, pp. 252-3Saved by cboyack in habit potential society addiction tradition burden gravity peerpressure pressure atmosphere 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
“With any major decision there are cautions and considerations to make, but once there has been illumination, beware the temptation to retreat from a good thing. If it was right when you prayed about it and trusted it and lived for it, it is right now. Don’t give up when the pressure mounts. Certainly don’t give in to that being who is bent on the destruction of your happiness. Face your doubts. Master your fears. “Cast not away therefore your confidence.” Stay the course and see the beauty of life unfold for you.”
Author: Jeffrey R Holland, Source: Cast Not Away Therefore Your ConfidenceSaved by mlsscaress in happiness faith confidence fears pressure decisons 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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