June 2, 2011

What we desire...we will become

want to be,green 

I happened on this earlier this morning. 

And loved it.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks is such a profound orator. 

Here are a few of my favorite parts...

"...what we insistently desire, over time, is what we will eventually become..."

It does NOT say that we have to be whomever it is we REALLY WANT to be NOW, but that if we persistently, adamantly, resolutely, DESIRE it (and dictate our actions accordingly)...eventually we WILL become it.

That is awesome!

Sometimes I feel like I lose focus of what I really WANT to become because I am so focused on what I am NOT. 

How about you? 

(Naw...I bet you are not as self depreciating as I am...wink, wink)

Okay...so this is another awesome part...

"Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.

The desires we ACT on determine our changing, our achieving and our becoming."

 So I ask...

Who do you want to be when you grow up? 

Are you ready to put forth the effort to become that person?

Care to share?


Sheri said...

Hopeful. I like it!
Amazing how focusing on what we want to become instead of what we are not is life changing.
I am going to read that talk when I get a few minutes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kristen and Alex said...

That's awesome! Dallin H. Oaks is an amazing guy. Thanks for the insight. I'll try to have more energy to think about what I want to be. haha

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