Monday, January 21, 2008

Semester of Strength

In our Elders quorum this semester, we have a theme "Semester of Strength," with the goal to better ourselves in our academics, social, spiritual, and temporal endeavors. Here are principles we are trying to follow with our goals.

1-Daily check off, weekly evaluation.
2-Consistency, consistency. "The secret of success is constancy to purpose" (Benjamin Disraeli)
3-Be specific with your goals. "When performance is measured, performance improves" (Pres. Monson).
4-"For if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them" (Ether 12:27)
5-We must not fail.
6-"Heorism is endurance for one moment more"(George Kennan).
7-"What small potatoes we all are, compared to what we might be!" (Charles Warner).
8-Be excited about this year! NETSUI! "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" (R.W. Emerson)
9-Make goals that will stretch you. "Not failure, but low aim is crime" (James Russell Lowe)

As the Disney movie Meet the Robinson's teaches, Keep Moving Forward.

Henry W. Longfellow said:
Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the Shadowy future, without fear, and with a manly heart.

1 comment:

Nellie said...

Wow Dave, I am impressed! Sounds like an awesome Elders Quorum. I love the goals and their sources. You all will have a great semester!