Practice makes perfect, they say. I believe the best way to become something is to just do it. I want to become more patient, and really, the only way to become patient is to practice being patient.
It might seem hard—heck, it might be hard!—and we might want to wait until wishing makes it so, but until we actually start doing, we won’t make progress toward becoming our goal.
This is summed up much better in a friend’s blog post last week:
“We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.” (Elder Richard G. Scott, October 2010 General Conference)
I see it every time I step out of the shower and I think, “I want to become a better mother. So today I will be a better mother.” But my thought process doesn’t really go beyond that. . . .
But a few days ago, I believed I received a bit of inspiration as I took an extra moment to ponder how to become a better mother.
Two specific things came to mind. 1) Enforce consequences. 2) Play with my children.
I think those are great examples—and both of those are things I could work on, which are hard for me.
I’d write some more about them, but I think I should probably go join my kids in play time.
What do you think? What do you want to become, and what do you need to do to become your goals?
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