Things I loved from ‘Hero’s Journey’ chapter 4:

  • always a mistake to work with those who fill a need but don’t have passion
    • You’ll spend too much time trying to motivate them and persuade them. You don’t need that in your business. You want those who are self-motivated and want to do good things.
  • surround yourself with people of integrity, optimistic and kind, passionate
  • life is just too short to surround yourself with jerks
    • LOVE this! It made me smile. It’s so true though. Why spend time with people that only bring you down and/or put you down?

Things I loved from Elder Oaks talk ‘The Challenge to Become’:

  • It is not even enough for us to be convinced of the gospel; we must act and think so that we are converted by it.
    • Conversion involves action, not just thought. We need to be actively pursuing conversion and not just be sitting as a bump on a log.
  • Exaltation is an eternal family experience, and it is our mortal family experiences that are best suited to prepare us for it.
    • So true. In families you learn about conflict/resolution, charity, service, forgiveness, the atonement, love, kindness, etc. If you don’t have those in your family, you’ll have problems becoming better. Our families determine so much of who we are and who we become. Many of us struggle with codependency issues, but we can overcome these problems if we work on them.
  • Our needed conversions are often achieved more readily by suffering and adversity than by comfort and tranquility.
    • Gethsemane preceded Calvary
  • Charity is not an act but a condition or state of being.
    • Unlike conversion, we can’t just act out charity. Charity needs to change us and become part of us.
  • How to measure our progress?
    1. No more disposition to do evil (Mosiah 5:2)
    2. Have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16)