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Daily Quotes

Well it’s that time of year once again when everyone is thinking about and considering what goals they are going to set either for themselves or and their families. My wife and I are in the process of doing that just now.

Keeping that in mind I would like to share with you a few of my favorite quotes in regards to setting goals and a few others I feel are appropriate.

To start off, and something we all need to remember:

 

“Nothing can be changed until we face it.”

Now the next two quotes are my favorites. And I always keep them in mind when I think of settting new goals.  First is one by Spencer W Kimble, former Apostle and President of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.”

“Goals should always be made to a point that will make us reach and strain.  Success should not necessarily be gauged by always reaching the goal set, but by progress and attainment.”

Spencer W Kimball

I like this quote simply because it remnds me of  the need to set realistic goals and that even though I may not achieve the goal itself, I can measure my success by how far I have progressed in reaching that goal.

Our next quote goes in conjunction with the previous quote in that once you have set a goal you need to monitor your progress. This quote comes from Oscar Leslie Stone, better known as O Leslie Stone a  general authority of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.”

“We must constantly review the past, determine our present status, and set goals for the future.  Without this process there is little chance of reaching one’s objectives.”

O Leslie Stone

Which brings us to the last quote of the day.  I came across this particular quote in a book I read once which dealt briefly on, among other things, setting goals. No author was attributed to the quote, which goes like this –

“A goal not written is only a wish.”

In other words unless you write down your goals, they are only wishful thinking. One other thing I would like to say in regards to setting goals is that when you write your goals down, you should put them where you can see them, (I like to put my written goals in the area that I spend the most time in), so that you can be reminded of the goals you have set yourself.

That is enough from me for now, so once again I bid you Adieu till next time.

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Quotes of The Day

Yesterday my wife and I attended our Church’s Stake Conference. This is meeting where we get to listen to and receive instruction from local leaders as well as Leaders from Church Headquarters.  Presiding at our meeting was Elders Daniel G Hamilton, a member of 8th Quorum of the Seventy.  The members of this quorum serve in the Asia Pacific region.  Anyway during his talk he made some statements that made an impression on me.

The first refers to getting answers from prayer and how to treat it. It is a very simple statement but has profound implications.

 

“I asked God, and He answered; That settles it.”

Elder Daniel G Hamilton

To me this has at least 3 parts to it.  First is asking God for answers, next is listening to the answer or answers given. And finally believing and accepting and following the directions and the answers given. This statement really stood out to me.  As I said at the beginning a very simple statement with profound implications.

The second statement made by Elder Hamilton that had an impact on me he introduced by saying; Someone once said –

“Jesus wants to guide your footsteps, but you have to move your feet!”

The way I look at this statement is that God is ever ready to help and guide you.  But you have to make the effort both to ask for that help, and to do something about it once you receive the answers or guidance he gives to you. he is not going to do everything for you, but he will help you to help yourself.

Well once again we come to the end of my quote post, and so I bid you adieu, till the next time.

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Quote of The Day

Well the weekend is over and I must apologise for not posting yesterday, like I said that I would. Yesterday was spent in watching video’s of the 186th semi annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Though we only got to watch the 2 sunday sessions of conference my wife and I enjoyed the talks given by the general authorities of the church.
Later in the evening we had a friend come over to share a meal with us. So that is why i didn’t post a quote yesterday.

I would like to share with you a quote from James E Faust, an Apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and who served as 2nd counsellor in the First Presidency of the Church from 1995 till his death in 2007. He spent most of his working life as a laywer, wrote a number of books, served in the united states army air corps during WW2, reaching the rank of 1st lieutant at the time of his discharge from the army air corps.  he also served in the Utah State  legislature.Was app ointed by President John F Kennedy to the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and was an advisor to the American Bar Journal.

In an article written for a Church magazine, (Liahona, pg 5) in 2003, Pres Faust made this statement in regards to family life and how we can strengthen it, which I think is even more relevant now than it was then.

“One of the main problems in society today is that we spend less and
less time together. Some, even when they are together, spend an
extraordinary amount of time in front of the television, which robs them of personal time for reinforcing feelings of self-worth. Family home evenings give individuals and families important time to talk and listen as parents and children, brothers and sisters, spouses, and friends. Time together is precious–time needed to encourage and to show how to do things. Less time together can result in loneliness, which may produce feelings of being unsupported, untreasured, and
inadequate.”

Pres James E Faust

Time spent together as family is precious. Parents need to spend time with their children just as much as children need to spend time with their parents. Commuication with one another can be of great benifit to all parties involved, we get to know each other and learn from each other. Drawing us closer to each other, strengthening those family bonds.

Which reminds me of another quote.

“Take a moment to hear today what your children have to say.  Listen today . . . . Whatever you do or they won’t be there . . . . . to listen to you.”

Thats it from me for today. So until next time have fun people.

 

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Quote of the Day

First off an apology as I din’t get to post yesterday due to family & other commitments.  And since i didn’t get to post yesterday you get a double dose today.

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and this weekend is our General Conference weekend where our leaders give us guidence and direction.  the folowing quote is from an article in a church magazine called the “Ensign.” The  article was written by Joseph B Wirthlin, an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The article is entitled “Finding A Safe harbour” and can be found in the May 2000 issue of the above magazine on page 59.

“In our own storms in life the Savior is our solace and our sanctuary.  If we seek peace, we must come unto Him…The gospel gives us that harbor of enduring safety and security.  The living prophet and the apostles today are as lighthouses in the storm.  Steer towards the light of the restored gospel and the inspired teachings of those who represent the Lord on earth.”

 Joseph B Wirthlin

Next  I would like you to about what you want most in life as the next quote gives an idea in how you can achieve it.  Unfortunately I cannot tell you who said it, but it does contain a lot of truth.

“We become what we think . .  . . . Always.”

So I hope you find value in these two quotes.  Until tomorrow.

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