Diligence

“In the gospel race there are no losers, only quitters.”

Stephen E. Robinson  |  Believing Christ

Topics: ,

2+

“When you reach up for the Lord’s power in your life with the same intensity that a drowning person has when grasping and gasping for air, power from Jesus Christ will be yours. When the Savior knows you truly want to reach up to Him–when He can feel that the greatest desire of your heart is to draw His power into your life–you will be led by the Holy Ghost to know exactly what you should do. When you spiritually stretch beyond anything you have ever done before, then His power will flow into you.”

Russell M. Nelson  |  "Drawing the Power of Jesus Christ into Our Lives"

Topics: , ,

2+

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”

Abraham Lincoln

Topics: , ,

1+

“If prayer is only a spasmodic cry at the time of crisis, then it is utterly selfish, and we come to think of God as a repairman or a service agency to help us only in our emergencies. We should remember the Most High day and night – always – not only at times when all other assistance has failed and we desperately need help. If there is any element in human life on which we have a record of miraculous success and inestimable worth to the human soul, it is prayerful, reverential, devout communication with our Heavenly Father.”

Howard W. Hunter  |  “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” Ensign, November 1977, p. 52

Topics: ,

1+
“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

Winston Churchill

Topics: , , , , ,

1+
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Setting goals is a worthy endeavor. We know that our Heavenly Father has goals because He has told us that His work and glory is ‘to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man’ (Moses 1:39).

“Our personal goals can bring out the best in us. However, one of the things that derail our efforts in making and keeping resolutions is procrastination. We sometimes delay starting, waiting for the right moment to begin—the first day of a new year, the beginning of summer, when we’re called as bishop or Relief Society president, after the kids get into school, after we retire.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  The Best Time to Plant a Tree

Topics: , , ,

1+
Neal A. Maxwell Headshot

“Therefore, what we insistently desire over time, is what we will eventually become and what we will receive in eternity.”

Elder Neal A. Maxwell  |  “According to the Desire of [Our] Hearts,” Conference October 1996

Topics: , ,

1+

“It is interesting to me that one of the central elements of the word character is created by the letters A, C, and T. As we already have seen in the examples of Christ’s character from the New Testament, the nature and consistency of how one acts reveals in a powerful way his or her true character.”

Elder David A. Bednar  |  "The Character of Christ", Jan 25, 2003

Topics: , ,

1+

“Perseverance means to continue in a given course until we have reached a goal or objective, regardless of obstacles, opposition, and other counter influences…Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic…It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying.”

Joseph B. Wirthlin  |  "Never Give Up", Ensign, Nov. 1987, 8

Topics:

0

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

John Quincy Adams

Topics: ,

0