Practice makes us…us

Anything in life takes consistent practice.

Want to become a writer? Write. I always feel sorry for the author Stephenie Meyer. Her Twilight series catapulted her to a sphere she wasn’t ready for. Now, her work is almost a punch-line. It is better to take the knocks and work up to fame.

Want to become a better friend/sister/daughter/aunt? Connect. We learned the importance of this in 2020. If you want someone in your life you’re going to have to connect with that person. Or else you will lose that person and they become “someone that [you] used to know” (Gotye).

Want to become a better disciple? Do. Reading and studying is a first step but really it comes down to action. Do the work. “Experiment upon the word” (Alma 32:27).

Want to become more charitable? Love. “Charity is the pure love of Christ” (Moroni 7:47). Think that statement is pretty straightforward? Think again. There are a few levels to those 7 simple words.

Want to become a better communicator? Communicate. Not so easy. Communication involves more than speaking. It is understanding what is being said. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” (George Bernard Shaw).

What we do is what we are practicing. What we practice becomes who we are. Wanting is the motivator. Doing defines us.

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