Failure

“Please don’t nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know, and the Lord will accept of your effort.”

Gordon B. Hinckley  |  Rise to the Stature of the Divine within You, Ensign, Nov. 1989, 94

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Some suppose that humility is about beating ourselves up. Humility does not mean convincing ourselves that we are worthless, meaningless, or of little value. Nor does it mean denying or withholding the talents God has given us. We don’t discover humility by thinking less of ourselves; we discover humility by thinking less about ourselves.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  "Pride and the Priesthood"

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“This church fail? No! Times and seasons may change, revolution may succeed revolution; thrones may be cast down; and empires be dissolved; earthquakes may rend the earth from center to circumference; the mountains may be hurled out of their places, and the mighty ocean be moved from its bed, but amidst the crash of worlds and the crack of matter, truth, eternal truth, must remain unchanged, and those principles which God has revealed to his saints be unscathed amidst the warring elements, and remain as firm as the throne of Jehovah.”

John Taylor

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“When you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that makes it good or bad.”

Miles Davis

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

We don’t always know the details of our future. We do not know what lies ahead. We live in a time of uncertainty. We are surrounded by challenges on all sides. Occasionally discouragement may sneak into our day; frustration may invite itself into our thinking; doubt might enter about the value of our work. In these dark moments Satan whispers in our ears that we will never be able to succeed, that the price isn’t worth the effort, and that our small part will never make a difference. He, the father of all lies, will try to prevent us from seeing the end from the beginning.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  “See the End from the Beginning,” Ensign, May 2006, p. 43

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“You have the Savior of the world on your side. If you seek His help and follow His directions, how can you fail?”

Elder Gary E. Stevenson

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Thomas S. Monson
“Our task is to become our best selves. One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final.”

Thomas S. Monson  |  "The Will Within"

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“Every person is different and has a different contribution to make. No one is destined to fail. As you seek revelation to see gifts God sees in those you lead in the priesthood—particularly the young—you will be blessed to lift their sights to the service they can perform.”

Elder Henry B. Eyring  |  Help Them Aim High, Conference October 2012

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“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

Ernest Hemingway

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“I know of many cases where a man has gradually failed to magnify his priesthood and moved away from activity in the Church. As a result, a man who has been very active loses his testimony and the Spirit of the Lord withdraws from him, and he begins to criticize those in authority, and to persecute the saints, apostatize, and fight against God.”

N. Eldon Tanner  |  Conference Report, Apr. 1970, p. 52

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