I had a great Christmas holiday and really enjoyed the break from assignments. Now I am back in the thick of school work with assignments and due dates. This semester I am studying the second half of the Book of Mormon – Another Testament of Jesus Christ and Introduction to Algebra and Finance. I am not concerned about the first class but am apprehensive about the second.
I am comforted by the words of President Henry B. Eyring, “Most people stop learning out of fear. They are afraid they cannot learn. You need never have that fear if you are faithful. Your formal schooling may be interrupted for some reason, but I want you to know with absolute certainty that you can learn whatever God would have you learn. Great learners believe that. They have the attitude that they can learn.”
President Eyring gave three keys for lifelong learning: “First, there is no limit to your potential learning as a child of God. Second, childlike humility is the key to teachableness. And third, living a clean life will allow the Holy Ghost to confirm and expand your learning. If these are your beliefs, and if you live by them, then you too will be able to `do what they think you can’t do.’”