Episode 65: Things To Know for Your Mission (on Earth)

Episode Summary

This week my daughter left home to go serve a mission for God. Not dissimilarly, we have each left our heavenly home for an extended period of time, to come to earth and have a human experience, which gives us the chance to learn and grow and serve others.

In this episode, I share the things that I think are most important for each of to remember as we go on “this mission” and face the challenges of mortality. They are thoughts that have made the biggest difference in my human experience, and I think they can help make your experience awesome as well.

Episode Tools and Questions

My daughter left on her mission to Iowa this week.  So I thought I’d do this podcast as a way of giving her some advice , things that I thought would help her as she leaves and faces the challenges of a mission.  And I thought it would be valuable for you too.  Because my daughter leaving on a mission and leaving our home to spend time away from us learning and growing and serving the Lord, is not unlike the experience each and every one of us is having as humans here on earth.  

We have all left our heavenly home for an extended period of time to learn and grow and serve and so I think this advice can be useful to any of us who are here on an earthly mission, if you will.  And I think are the most important things that we can remember while were on earth and it will make our experience here on earth that much more awesome.

  1. It’s supposed to be hard.
  2. There are no difficult people
  3. Love is always an option.
  4. There are no bad days.
  5. There is no such thing as failure.
  6. Decide who you want to be and become that person as quickly as possible.
  7. Dress in layers (and button your coat).
  8. It’s always working.
  9. You are entitled to help.
  10. Heavenly Father only gives good gifts.
  11. It’s no one else’s job to like you.  That’s your job.
  12. The more wiling you are to be wrong, the better your life gets.  
  13. Curiosity beats judgment every time.
  14. You don’t have to feel like working to get to work.
  15. It’s all up to you.  And also, nothing depends on you.
  16. You have everything you need.
  17. The worst thing that can happen is a negative emotion.
  18. Stay in your own business.
  19. It was always going to be this way.
  20. Grace is unlimited.
  21. *Don’t forget to be awesome!

Episode Notes

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Kara Lowentheil: “This is not spiritual bypassing or pretending like life is always awesome.  What I’m saying is sometimes life feels terrible but I can still choose to believe that it is amazing and I am doing amazing because I’m here having a human experience, part of which is supposed to feel terrible.  I can choose to describe that reality, that I’m a human, having negative thoughts and feelings as being awesome rather than as being terrible.  It’s just good to know we have that option.  That we get to decide.”

Bible Dictionary: Prayer

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Luke 11:11-13

Marie Curie: “You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”

Jared Hamilton: “Losing weight is hard, being fat is hard.  Being weak is hard.  Being disciplined is hard.  Being lazy is hard.  Everything is freaking hard.  Choose your hard.”


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