m-russell-ballard-large“There is great power in pondering about the expectations we have for our lives. We become what we expect to become. I invite each of you to pause for a moment today and ponder about your expectations. Interview yourself. You may ask questions such as: What am I expecting to accomplish in life? What am I expecting ultimately to become? What am I doing that I shouldn’t be doing? Are the things I’m doing today going to lead me to accomplish the expectations I have for my life? What does the Lord expect of me in my future? I would suggest that you sit and think quietly about what you want to accomplish in your lifetime. Make a realistic and clear list of your expectations. Then make a plan for how to fulfill those expectations.”
– M. Russell Ballard