Today I, ____________________, commit to work hard to achieve my goals.
“One of the blessings of work is developing self-reliance.” – For the Strength of Youth
Try to think of a specific way that you can “develop self-reliance” and set a goal to accomplish it.
“When you are self-reliant, you use the blessings and abilities God has given you to care for yourself and your family and to find solutions for your own problems.” – For the Strength of Youth
“The Lord does help when we go to Him in times of need, especially when we are committed to His work and respond to His will. But the Lord only helps those who are willing to help themselves. He expects His children to be self-reliant to the degree they can be.
“Brigham Young instructed the Saints, “Instead of searching after what the Lord is going to do for us, let us inquire what we can do for ourselves.” (Discourses of Brigham Young, sel. John A. Widtsoe, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1978, p. 293.)” – Becoming Self-Reliant by L. Tom Perry