Episode 101: Progression, Goals, and Divine Discontent

It's FINALLY a new year! Some of us are diving in head-first to set goals and make changes. Some dread the new year as a cliche time to set goals. And some are just breathing a gigantic sigh of relief that 2020 is over.

Today, Neil and I talk about our personal experiences with goals and change, and how to make sure change is coming from a GOOD place – the kind that settles in and lasts and changes who you are – not just a few days or weeks of what you do. We discuss why it's vital to our happiness to progress in life and how to find the best source of inspiration for progression and growth.

Finally, remember that God takes our littlest efforts and he makes them so much more. If we can just trust Him to be the architect – and us, as the builders who are ready to show up every day – He will make us the mansions He wants us to be and that He wants to live in.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • What divine discontent means, doing a regular inventory of life, and taking those small actions every day that lead to big changes
  • The power of not trying to fix other people's problems and just focusing on yourself
  • “We should welcome feelings of divine discontent that call us to a higher way while recognizing and avoiding Satan's counterfeit – paralyzing discouragement.”
  • It's so easy to fall into the trap of not being good enough.
  • The role of health and wellness in our healing and recovery
  • The power of reading the Book of Mormon every day
  • How we’ve experienced divine discontent in a positive way
  • Christ can change human nature: An example of what's possible when you just surrender and turn yourself over to the
  • The magic of setting your intentions on paper (but not obsessing about it)
  • Not seeing people as interruptions but as the purpose of your life
  • Seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all those things are added unto you.
  • Align yourself with God's will and be willing to set aside what you think is best.

Supporting Resources:

Divine Discontent” Talk by Michelle D. Craig

Born of God” Talk by Ezra Taft Benson

The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in…

A previous episode featuring JJ & Erika Peterson of Clean Simple Eats

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Produced by Emerald City Productions

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