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Setting Goals: I just watched #LDSConf. Now what?

October 6, 2015

Millions of LDS members around the world enjoyed listening to prophets, apostles, and other auxiliary leaders of the Church over this past weekend. The talks were touching, insightful, and motivating. However, now that conference is over, what’s next? What do you do when you’re left with your notes to ponder? How do you actually make positive life changes moving forward?

It can be overwhelming to think about all of the things we want to change in our lives in order to live more like the Savior. Oftentimes it’s hard to know where to begin. We’ve put together a list of tips on how to make personal progress from your conference experience:

Prayerfully Review Your Notes

Go back and read the things that you felt inspired to write down. Prayerfully ask Heavenly Father to let you know what things are most meaningful for you to work on right now, and highlight them.

One at a Time

Pick one principle at a time to work on. Often we set multiple spiritual goals at once, but it can just discourage us if we don’t accomplish them. Focus your mind and heart on one goal at a time to really see progress in your life.

Reread, Listen to, or Watch the Talks on LDS.org

You can revisit all of the conference talks to gain even more insight from them. Sometimes reading a talk can allow you to make connections that you could overlook from watching it.

Make the Conference Talks Part of Your Personal Study

Blogger Stephanie Nielsen wrote a Mormon Channel blog post (link) recently about her personal scripture study. She says that she will reread the talks given in general conference and then study the referenced scriptures, stories, and other materials that are listed at the end of each of the talks for more information.

#ShareGoodness Online

Visit the Mormon Channel Pinterest board and Facebook or Instagram pages to see videos, memes, and other quotes from general conference that you can post on social media to share your testimony of the gospel with friends and family in a unique way.

To access past general conference talks, visit LDS.org.