Making A Decision

“Now may I make a recommendation?  Develop discipline of self so that, more and more, you do not have to decide and re-decide what you will do when you are confronted with the same temptation time and time again.  You need only to decide some things once.  How great a blessing it is to be free of agonizing over and over again regarding a temptation.  To do such is time-consuming and very risky.   Likewise, my dear young friends, the positive things you will want to accomplish need be decided upon only once–like going on a mission and living worthily in order to get married in the temple–and then all other decisions related to these goals can fall into line.  Otherwise, each consideration is risky, and each equivocation may result in error.  There are some things Latter-day Saints do and other things we just don’t do.  The sooner you take a stand, the taller you will be!”