Monday, May 12, 2008

My May Eleventh Resolution

Recently I've been a little disgusted with myself and my lack of self-discipline. Maybe it comes from not really being in a routine of things what with having new classes and being in a new apartment and ward. Yesterday I made a resolution to take control of my life. I even went to bed early to prove it. From now on, I'm going to do the things I need to do when I need to do them. I may even try to get some things done early...? (It may be wishful thinking, but I'm going to try nonetheless.)

"As we consider various choices, we should remember that it is not enough that something is good. Other choices are better, and still others are best. Even though a particular choice is more costly, its far greater value may make it the best choice of all.

"Consider how we use our time in the choices we make in viewing television, playing video games, surfing the Internet, or reading books or magazines. Of course it is good to view wholesome entertainment or to obtain interesting information. But not everything of that sort is worth the portion of our life we give to obtain it. Some things are better, and others are best. When the Lord told us to seek learning, He said, 'Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom' (D&C 88:118)."

--Elder Dallin H. Oaks ("Good, Better, Best," Ensign, Nov. 2007, 104-105)