Goals

LDS Quotes on Goals

“No other success can compensate for failure in the home.”

David O. McKay  |  Conference April 1935

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“It is a peculiarity of man that he can only live by looking to the future – sub specie aeternitatis. And this is his salvation in the most difficult moments of his existence, although he sometimes has to force his mind to the task.”

Victor Frankl  |  Mean's Search for Meaning

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Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

God doesn’t care nearly as much about where you have been as He does about where you are and, with His help, where you are willing to go.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  Created for Greater Things

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“An old proverb says, ‘The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.’

“There is something wonderful and hopeful about the word now. There is something empowering about the fact that if we choose to decide now, we can move forward at this very moment.

“Now is the best time to start becoming the person we eventually want to be—not only 20 years from now but also for all eternity.”

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

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

Abraham Lincoln

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“May I invite you to rise to the great potential within you. But don’t reach beyond your capacity. Don’t set goals beyond your capacity to achieve. Don’t feel guilty or dwell on thoughts of failure. Don’t compare yourself with others. Do the best you can, and the Lord will provide the rest. Have faith and confidence in Him, and you will see miracles happen in your life and the lives of your loved ones.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  September 2009 Liahona

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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Though we cannot understand “the meaning of all things,” we do “know that God loveth his children” because He has said, “Behold, this is my work and my glory-to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. Heavenly Father is able to accomplish these two great goals-the immortality and eternal life of man-because He is a God of creation and compassion. Creating and being compassionate are two objectives that contribute to our Heavenly Father’s perfect happiness. Creating and being compassionate are two activities that we as His spirit children can and should emulate.”

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf  |  "Happiness, Your Heritage", Ensign, Nov 2008, 117–20

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“I urge you to examine your life. Determine where you are and what you need to do to be the kind of person you want to be. Create inspiring, noble, and righteous goals that fire your imagination and create excitement in your heart. And then keep your eye on them. Work consistently towards achieving them.”

Joseph B. Wirthlin  |  Life's Lessons Learned, May 2007 Ensign

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Thomas S. Monson

“It is not enough to want to make the effort and to say we’ll make the effort. We must actually make the effort. It’s in the doing, not just the thinking, that we accomplish our goals.”

Thomas S. Monson  |  A Royal Priesthood

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“Accomplish personal goals in each of four categories . . . : spiritual development; physical development; educational, personal, and career development; and citizenship and social development.”

Elder Robert D. Hales  |  "Fulfilling Our Duty to God," October 2001:

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