Last year I started a personal challenge to share one of the 21 principles as covered in the book by Richard G. Scott. I took a short break from this challenge when I was doing the General Conference Challenge as I felt this would get lost in all of those posts. Then I took a short break when I was in the middle of my Annual Gratitude Challenge and then my Caroling For Christmas memes as I also felt they would get lost in all of those posts. I took another break when I did the A to Z Challenge, as I was positive they would get lost in all of those posts too. I didn’t want that to happen as this book has really touched my heart and I have felt impressed to share it with you and my own feelings about each of the principles. You can read about the other principles I have covered here. If you would like your own copy of this book, you can purchase it here. This is NOT an affiliate link, even though I do have an affiliate account with Amazon. I have chosen NOT to use an affiliate link as I don’t feel right about it in this circumstance.
“As you seek spiritual knowledge, search for principles,” counsels Elder Richard G. Scott. “Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances.”
“A true principle makes decisions clear even under the most confusing and challenging circumstances.”
I want to quote just a little bit out of the book on this principle. It was just too good, and I need to share it.
We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. ~Richard G. Scott
Isn’t that just the most powerful statement? It takes faith to become what we want to be. It takes action to get there. As we do what it takes to become who we want to be, then our character is shaped and increased. We literally become who we want to be as we practice each day. When we practice righteousness, we become righteous. That is powerful.
One other word sticks out to me in that quote. Consistently. That means we can’t do something one time and expect changes to happen. We have to do it over and over again. It takes time, but we have to stay with it and keep practicing each and every day. When we are consistent in that practice, then we increase our faith and in turn, our character. Pretty powerful stuff. And that power lies within each of us.