Essential takeaway: Find your own key
A week ago, I was able to see a beautiful 1890’s home. I was fascinated by the locks on the pocket doors. I wonder what the key for this keyhole looked like. Then I started thinking more about new years goals I have been pondering.
How do we know if we are successful? I know as a mother, I’m sure that I am failing. As a wife, friend, sister, neighbor or daughter of God I am quick to see the failures I have each day.
How do we unlock our potential? How do we unlock success? Sister Beck has a great suggestion given in her talk “And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit”. She says: “We are doing well when we seek to improve ourselves and do our best. We are doing well when we increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and seek out and help others who are in need.”
I love that Sister Beck uses the word “seek”. Is my “key” of potential lost? It could be buried in the pile of laundry I’ve been climbing over. Or maybe it is at the bottom of my purse… who knows what creatures lurk in there. Its most likely in the couch cushions never to be seen again. Each of us has a unique lock and a unique key to unlock our potential. Our goals do not have to look alike. I will be proud of myself if I can get a little exercise everyday. For a marathon runner that wouldn’t look much like success. I had a lot of heath issues in 2019. I have very specific things I need to do to heal my damaged kidneys and recover from years of PCOS. A minor goal I have is to follow the guidelines the doctors have given me as strictly as I can. Not everyone needs to watch their oxalate counts, but turning this key will unlock greater health benefits for me.
Don’t worry about the other lofty goals you see other people doing. Focus on your own lock and key… its the only one you can use anyway.