Sunday, August 29, 2010

10 Axioms for Life

Elder Robert C. Hales: "Ten Axioms to Guide Your Life."

An axiom is "a universally accepted principle of truth." (

Click the post title to read the full context of his article since this is just a summary.

Elder Hales' Ten Axioms to Guide Your Life:

1: It's not the obstacle that counts, but how you overcome it.
2: Pursue your goals with all your heart, might, mind, and strength. You are doomed to failure if you pursue them in a vacillating manner.
3: From a tiny spark can come a large fire.
4: Our greatest strengths can become our greatest weaknesses.
5: Failure is one of the greatest teachers if we have the faith to learn from it.
6: It is not how you start the race or where you are during the race. It is how you cross the finish line that matters.
7: If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money; but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage.
8: You cannot learn the Lord's will without exercising your agency and becoming accountable for your decisions.
9: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
10: The temple of God is the greatest university.

I would add to number 10, read about Hezekiah and Josiah in 2 Chronicles. Without the temple, people turn to idolatry and lose truth. There is protection here. Also, God can make a positive out of every negative and the trials of this world cannot even compare with the glories of the next one (Education week thoughts by Michael Wilcox on Adversity).

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