Why You Don’t Need to Be Afraid of Decisions

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As young adults, we may feel afraid of the many decisions we have to make. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf offers us a perspective that can calm our fears and change our approach to decision-making. If God told me what to do, I would do it. That thought often runs through… Continue reading

How to Take Control of Your Life through Active Decision-Making

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We have been given the incredible gift of agency from God. When we use this agency to actively make decisions, we enable ourselves and the Lord to guide our lives.  A few years ago I was accepted into a study abroad program, and I had a decision to make: if… Continue reading

How to Overcome Analysis Paralysis and Make a Decision

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Don’t let the fear of choosing wrong stop you from making a decision. Have you ever prayed about a major life decision and not received an answer? The first time this happened to me, I panicked. Why wasn’t God helping me decide? What if I made the wrong decision? I… Continue reading

How to Prioritize and Accomplish What Matters Most

With our long to-do lists, it can seem like there’s never enough time. But if we refocus our priorities, we’ll accomplish what’s most important. More often than not, your to-do list is far longer than time permits. By the end of the day, it seems there are more things on… Continue reading

They’re Your Feet on the Path

Growing up, people used to tell us to follow our dreams. Now they want us to “be realistic.” However, it’s fully realistic to live a life that includes following our dreams. “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you… Continue reading

The Novel We’re All Writing

It’s never too late to make your story a happy ending; sometimes you just need to be willing to add a plot twist. “It’s too late now.” This one sentence—just four words—is the most insidious lie of all. It’s too late now to learn, too late now to change, too… Continue reading

The Challenge of Choices

Every decision we make leads to a domino effect that eventually determines our destiny. In the new Book of Mormon videos, Nephi is one such character who has conquered the challenge of choices. I grew up next to a horse farm, with a big old farm gate at the fence.… Continue reading

Pause and Ponder Now for a Happier Future

“We make countless choices in life, some large and some seemingly small. Looking back, we can see what a great difference some of our choices made in our lives.” —President Dallin H. Oaks There were three paths at the top of the mountain. We went straight instead of left without… Continue reading

5 Principles for Making Right Choices With Confidence

How can you be sure you’re making the right decisions for your future? Elder Quentin L. Cook offers five principles to help. Do you sometimes feel bogged down with the pressure that comes from making big life decisions? Or even the pressure that comes from smaller life decisions, each piling… Continue reading

Choosing Your Own Path

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It can be scary to make big decisions without heavenly confirmation, but if we trust ourselves as God does, we’ll find that we can make good choices for our lives. Our 20s have been rightfully named the Decade of Decision. from From the moment we graduate high school, we’re thrown… Continue reading