FTSOA Starting Post for the Work and Self-Reliance Segment

Hello! This is the Work and Self-Reliance segment’s starting post. If you are new or would like a reminder of how everything is run with FTSOA, click here for a post on how it all works.

For those reading this post, as usual, I recommend that you read to the end because I’ve written all the last paragraphs specifically for this segment.

  • First off, this morning I said to ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” If you, like me, didn’t have time to, I suggest you do it now.
  • For those who don’t have their own copy of For the Strength of Youth, you can read the section on Work and Self-Reliance by clicking here.
  • The daily reminders, as well as new posts, will be posted on the website ForTheStrengthOfAll.com if you wish to view them online instead of in your inbox.
  • You will be able to find previous reminders here.

There are two commitments, one broad commitment that you make now and one that will be sent to you every day that is a bit more specific. Here is the broad commitment:

I, ____________________, have read the For the Strength of Youth section on Work and Self-Reliance and commit to living the standards mentioned there today and every day until December 6, 2015.

It is very important to read the topic’s For the Strength of Youth section before committing to the program. There is also a second commitment that is based on first sentence in the third paragraph of the section on Work and Self-Reliance:

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

It is this 2nd commitment that will be sent every day. To help with the commitment, you may want to leave a note for yourself somewhere, perhaps a sticky note on your desk or a digital reminder on your phone, wherever you think that it would most help you keep your commitment to Work and Self-Reliance. There will also be an optional second post sent out at 3:00 p.m. ET each day which, if you read it, can help remind you to look back over your day to see how well you are keeping your commitment.


I want to have an opening thought, but nothing I type feels right, despite having worked the last hour on it. So I’m going to take a few hours (it’s only 4 here) to play piano, eat dinner, study the scriptures, and the like, then come back and see if I can open this segment up the way the Lord wants me to.

~ George

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