Fall 2012

How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough

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How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough By: Lynda Henrie

How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough

Life is full of races – of all kinds – some short and seemingly easy – some very long and extremely difficult—some not even planned for—and ALL most likely have hurdles to try to trip you up.

Most of us spend too much time “looking beyond the mark.” We tend to focus on comparing ourselves to others—always matching their greatest strengths with our greatest weaknesses.

In the movie Forever Strong, Coach Gelwix tells his rugby players, “Don’t waste a lot of time comparing yourself to someone else. You will always find someone who is bigger, faster, stronger, or smarter than you. Focus on “you”—where you are and where you want to be tomorrow—in life.”

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Seek Diligently to Be Endowed with Power

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Seek Diligently to Be Endowed with Power By: Pres. J Lawrence Richards

Seek Diligently to Be Endowed with Power

How are you? You look good for a Tuesday. You look good for Day Two of the semester.  This is Day One for how many of you? Well, look to your left and your right—if the student next to you looks tired they’re on Day Two. You can tell the Day Ones because they still look a little bewildered. The Day Twos have it all down now, including how not to use the elevators—this is the first time in the history of the College there was actually a traffic jam in the stairwells coming down this morning. You should know there are two sets of stairwells, one on the east and one on the west. Some of us went to the east stairwell and glided all the way down.

 

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Education Opens up Global Opportunities

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Education Opens up Global Opportunities By: Lew Cramer

Education Opens up Global Opportunities

 
It’s an honor to be here with President Richards. Most men would be very brave to invite their bishops to come speak, because I have about 40 minutes of stories of the Richardses that I’d love to share. But his wife’s here, and that’s a real treat for us as well, to have Sister Richards’ wonderful spirit.
 
 
President Richards has a special car that’s parked about three spaces down from me. It says “LDSBC” on it, and it’s not there very often. He’s usually here working hard for you, so I want you to know the great love that he shares with us for you. Congratulations on that. But if you do ever have concerns about him, just give me a call.
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Strive to Live Without Regret

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Strive to Live Without Regret By: Richard G. Hinckley

Strive to Live Without Regret

Some of you may not be old enough to remember him well, but some of you are, I suspect. I remember him very well, President James E. Faust. What a wonderful, beautiful human being. Every year after the First Presidency fireside, Christmas devotional, our families would get together, the Hinckleys and the Monsons and the Fausts, in a little social with all of the kids and grandkids, and we’d have a few light refreshments—mostly celery sticks and carrot sticks—and just talk and get together and have a good time together. President Faust, when it was time to leave, was nowhere to be found. And this happened every year. And we would walk in this little, itty-bitty kitchen which had no more room than for a refrigerator and microwave and sink, and he would be in there doing dishes, all by himself.
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Use Gifts to Build Zion and Community

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Use Gifts to Build Zion and Community By: Allison Pond

Use Gifts to Build Zion and Community

Good morning, and thank you for that lovely music and for the kind introduction. I’m thrilled to be here with you today at LDS Business College. I’ve been really touched by your spirit this morning, and I’ve loved hearing about the growth of this educational institution and am very flattered to have the opportunity to share with you a few of my thoughts today.

I work, right through that window across the way, up a couple of floors, and so I have sometimes looked out my window and wondered what was going on over on this side, and now it’s really exciting to catch a glimpse of it. As part of my remarks today, I will try to pull the curtain back a little bit on what happens over where I work as well.

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Take Charge of Your Thoughts

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Take Charge of Your Thoughts By: Bishop Keith B. McMullin

Take Charge of Your Thoughts

My dear brothers and sisters, it’s a privilege to be here with you today. Each time I’ve had the privilege of visiting with students at the LDS Business College I have come away a better man. My mother studied here as a young girl, and I was pleased that with the first invitation I received to have sent to me a transcript of her record at LDS Business College, which wasn’t called LDS Business College at the time, but it was the institution that preceded what we have today. And I credit what she experienced here as being the precursor to much of what has enriched my life over the years. And so I’m indebted to the institution, to your wonderful president, and commend to you his unique leadership and abilities.
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Embrace Life Outside Your Comfort Zone

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Embrace Life Outside Your Comfort Zone By: Scott Trotter

Embrace Life Outside Your Comfort Zone

President Richards, thank you for the kind invitation allowing me to come down and speak today.  I love to come down here to feel the energy, if for nothing else. But I love LDS Business College.
President Richards mentioned that I work for the Church in the Media Department, and I had a first yesterday. The phone rang and a newspaper reporter asked me what the Church’s position was on Bigfoot. That was a first. I’ve worked for the Church for 14 years, and apparently he has been spotted in Provo Canyon, if anybody is wondering. For the record, we don’t have a position on Bigfoot.
Thank you for being here today. Thank you for being examples of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I stand up here and look at you in awe.
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Charity Is All About What’s In Your Heart

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Charity Is All About What’s In Your Heart By: Terry Wall

Charity Is All About What’s in Your Heart

I am indeed grateful for this opportunity. It’s not one that I relish, and I hope you’ll feel differently when I finish. I’m grateful that the president asked my sweetheart to bear her testimony. [Sister Wall’s testimony posted at end.] I learned this from President Richards. This is the reason why, and brethren, I warn you: Don’t listen to your roommate or your friend—listen to the Spirit. When Sister Wall was at BYU, I first beheld her in my junior year, and she was pretty goofy. At least, I thought she was goofy. She was running for student body vice president, and there had not been a young lady run for student body vice president, nor a president. Her roommate was running for president at Brigham Young.
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