Dear 100 Hour Board,
What are you going to do differently as a result of general conference?
-My Name Here
Elder Rasband's point about listening to first promptings really struck me. That's something I need to do more.
President Uchtdorf's talk about not being motivated by fear really resonated with me. This has actually been one of my main focuses in my therapy sessions for the past couple of months. My entire life, I've been motivated to push myself hard, particularly in an academic context, out of fear of failure. Making the transition to motivating myself through alternate methods is hard (because fear has worked so well up to now), but even if it means my performance levels suffer, I still want to change, because just as President Uchtdorf so eloquently illustrated, it's always better to be motivated by faith than fear.
Dear [your name here],
Elder Gary B. Sabin's talk "Stand Up Inside and Be All In" helped me rethink something I've been struggling with. When I lose hope, I tend to fall behind and lose will to keep going. It's easy for me to feel like nothing will ever be okay again. But I loved it when he talked about his 90 year old father at the airport, and his reply to if he needed a wheelchair: "Besides, if I get tired of walking, I can always run."
When I start to feel hopelessness, I want to remember that and push harder to overcome the challenge, even if the most I can do is just give it my best and find peace in what happens. It reminds me of a distinction I recently heard (can't remember where) between praying for the Lord to take away our struggles and the strength to endure them. I want to focus more on that.
I plan on reading my scriptures everyday after hearing President Monson speak. He wasn't doing very well throughout Conference so I thought, "If he could only speak for 10 minutes to the whole world and that's what he said, I need to change something." It's something that I used to do but haven't done recently.
Like Spectre, I'm going to work on being much more consistent about my scripture study, both personally and with Q, thanks to President Monson's talk. Two days later and I'm still doing good on that goal, hooray! That's why I like it when people ask questions about my goals very shortly after I set them, because I usually still have good news.