Daily Reminder on Work and Self-Reliance: #17 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, commit to work hard to achieve my goals.

“Develop self-discipline, and be dependable.” – For the Strength of Youth

Try to think of a specific way that you can develop your self-discipline and/or dependability and set a goal to accomplish it.


“Each day we must stop and ask ourselves: Am I dependable? Am I strong enough and determined to become the kind of person in whom everyone can have confidence?… Am I determined to live so that the Lord can depend on me?…

“We must not be nearly dependable, but always dependable. Let us be faithful in the little things, as well as the big ones. Can I be depended upon to fill every assignment, whether it be for a two-and-a-half minute talk, home teaching, a visit to the sick, or a call as a stake or full-time missionary?

“Remember, “… there are many called, but few are chosen. And why are they not chosen?

““Because their hearts are set so much upon the things of this world, and aspire to the honors of men, …” (D&C 121:34–35), and they are not dependable.

“The Lord speaks of the chosen few, and he means those who are fully dependable. Let us determine now to be some of those few…

“In order to do all this, we must have the desire and determination, and then discipline ourselves in all things so that it might be said of each of us, “He is one on whom you can depend.”” – Dependability by N. Eldon Tanner, emphasis added


Have I prayed to my Father in Heaven for help and guidance in achieving my goals?

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