Learn what we should learn.
Do what we should do.
Be what we should be.
President Thomas S. Monson
October 2008 General Conference Priesthood Session
Over the past several days this message has stuck with me. It is not just a message about learning, doing and being with regards to spritual matters. It is a message that can be applied to all aspects of our life. For me it opened my eyes to some things and what I need to be doing. I tried to determine what I should be learning, doing and being when I realized I had to define who I am first. I am several things among them:
The list goes on and on as it does for all of us. So now I have defined who I am, so what to do about the three statements above? Well the most logical thing is a list for each. One way to do this list is to break it down by each adjective above and list out what I should learn, do and be as each one. I am in that process now. The order you see above is my prioritized order of who I am. A couple of examples as a husband I should:
- Learn to be better at the relationship with my wife. Learn about how to listen to her better and work with her.
- Do more with her and work along side her in this life more than I have, that means sometimes doing things she wants to do even if I don't.
- Be an example to others of what a husband should be.
I'm sure there are many things I will learn as this process continues and I know that it will make me a better man for doing it.