Looking Into the Water

A few months ago, I saw a paperweight on a teacher’s desk that said something like, “What would you attempt to do, if you were guaranteed success?”

At first, and for a few weeks after that, it kept coming back to me. What a great thing to remember: that fear of failure is one of the strongest things that hold us back. And yet… As I go about trying to align my schedule this new year with my goals, I am reminded that we also need to remember who we really are.

We must attempt those things that we are individually and uniquely made to accomplish. So many times, we are seeking after goals and dreams that consist of some other person’s vision of perfection–sometimes even the vision of advertisers and corporations who are constructing unreal destinies for us.

I love Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s take on the old fairytale of the Ugly Duckling in this video. May you ever see past imperfections–in yourself and others–and recognize your true worth:




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