No one likes to fail. And we particularly don’t like it when others—especially those we love—see us fail. We all want to be respected and esteemed. We want to be champions. But we mortals do not become champions without effort and discipline or without making mistakes.
Brethren, our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward.—
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
October 2013 General Conference - Priesthood Session ‘You Can Do It Now!’
Trying new things
I’ve never liked Musicals but in the last month I’ve watched and absolutely loved two (7 Brides for 7 Brothers and Fiddler on the Roof). Anyone have any suggestions?
President Lorenzo Snow (via ki4akr)
(from the same talk)
“If the husband can live with his wife one day without quarreling or without treating anyone unkindly or without grieving the Spirit of God … he is so far perfect. Then let him try to be the same the next day. But supposing he should fail in this his next day’s attempt, that is no reason why he should not succeed in doing so the third day.”
It is our duty to try to be perfect. We won’t be able to actually be perfect right now, but it’s our duty to try.