A Life of Learning
This week we read about the life of Randy Haykin's and his entrepreneurial journey to success. He told about his life and how he started out as an entrepreneur, all the way to the success he found towards the end of his career. That's not to say he didn't have successes between the beginning and end of his career. I think he had many but it was what he learned along his journey that helped him to grow himself and the business he did with others.
The road to entrepreneurship is a lifelong process that takes time and effort. One of the biggest and most rewarding things you can do is to keep learning. We know that education helps us grow. It opens doors to opportunity and it makes us useful. It plays a huge impact on the jobs we have, or can have in our future as a result of more education and effort. Education and learning also help our friends, our community, our church, and our country.
I love learning new things and I want to continue to learn new things as I move forward in life. I want to learn what it takes to become the best as something, preferably my career, or church callings.
Prophets and apostles teach that education is an eternal principle, following the Savior’s counsel that “the glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth” (D&C 93:36) and that “whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection” (D&C 130:18).
“For members of the Church, education is not merely a good idea—it’s a commandment,” says President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency. Members of the Church are instructed to learn “of things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad” (D&C 88:79)."