Dieter F. Uchtdorf tells us ”We learn to cultivate hope the same way we learn to walk, one step at a time” I agree! And it's not about how fast we take our steps.

Are you struggling to create hope in your life? Maybe you have dreams you want to accomplish or perhaps you have a desire to overcome a bad habit but you feel overwhelmed and hopeless because you have tried many times before.

”Your direction is more important than your speed.” -Richard L. Evans.

We are taught this principle in Mosiah 4:27)

“See that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength.

Often we set goals and expect to accomplish them NOW! Our desired outcome and expectations can cloud our vision bringing attention to a finished ”product” or ”goal” only. I have come to learn that the process itself is, in fact, the most crucial part in our progression as human beings. ”What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."

-Henry David Thoreau.

Remember, anything worth doing takes time. When discouragement sets in and you feel your goals aren’t coming to fruition as quickly as you would like, keep in mind the following scripture. ”Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great. D&C 64:33

As we move forward with accomplishing our goals in faith little by little, step by step with the focus on progression rather than perfection and a finished ”product,” we will have more hope, stamina, and patience with ourselves and others throughout the process.  God is sending His little love notes to help you along the way. CLICK HERE for a FREE guide of steps to help you cultivate Hope and accomplish your goals. Focus on small daily wins. They add up to significant accomplishments.

Article written by:

Jodi Nicholes

Jodi grew up in a small-town community where life is simple, and the love is big. As a child vocal prodigy, Jodi's professional music career began at the tender age of ten when she found herself singing and performing for thousands on the stages of Las Vegas, Nevada. In an industry that places value and worth on external validation, Jodi found herself in a state of confusion.

This led Jodi on a journey of self-discovery to better understand her divine identity and inherent worth. Jodi has dedicated the past twenty-five years and over twelve thousand hours to learning, researching, implementing, and teaching thousands how to cultivate their divine nature. Jodi believes genuine, long-lasting confidence can only come through living in our true identity.

Jodi has a gift for seeing the bigger picture and discovering eternal truths in the seemly ordinary moments of each day. She learned early on from her mother and grandmother that it's in these seemly ordinary moments God speaks to us whispering I see you, I hear you, and you are loved!

Jodi is an award-winning vocalist, writer, and speaker. Jodi studied Human development (Psychology) At Southern Utah University. She is a Certified CBT (Cognitive behavior therapy) & REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy ) coach.

Jodi's family is her most prized possession. She resides in Lindon, Utah, with her husband and three children.

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