This earth life is so short in the eternal scheme, but it determines so much. It is our “day of opportunity.” Use it well and you will have opportunities you never dreamed of.
My prayer is that each of you will leave here today better prepared to meet the world and its challenges. There are endless opportunities for good all around us! May each of you be blessed to find the proper balance in your life spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Allison Davis-Blake teaches four principles of good leadership: empathy, courage, integrity, and drive. She gives advice on how to develop them.
J.W. Marriott teaches the secrets to his company's success. From their small beginnings to global success, humility and hard work have motivated them.
What is our role as redemptive turbulence literally shakes people out of the kingdoms of the world? We must stand with our arms open, ready to catch them, accepting the Lord’s invitation to “come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers [or catchers] of men.”
In a world where we are trained to expect the worst, Gregg Easterbrook shares research concerning the potential for a positive future global economy.
Even when turbulence caused by the storms of life naturally comes our way in this mortal existence, we can be led by the lighthouse of the gospel and by our testimonies of our Savior Jesus Christ.
For me, and I hope for you, it comes down to this simple fact: It is an awesome and exciting time to be alive because the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ has again been restored to the earth in our day. Only a relative few of our Father in Heaven’s children have had that great blessing and opportunity.
I still can vividly recall the time I realized that I should savor and treasure each day and be thankful for and appreciate life. I somehow realized that each day is a gift from a loving Heavenly Father and that if I did not view each day as such, I would be ungrateful.
As you leave your alma mater, you’ll carry many fond memories of your years on this campus. You’ll recall the long hours of hard work in the library and the lab, the sound of the national anthem in the morning and evening, and the teachers and the friends who have enriched your life.
President Bateman addresses the challenges and opportunities facing BYU as it moves into the 21st century. He challenges faculty to recommit to excellence.
Do you dream of future discoveries? What visions do you have for a better world? Through spiritual light and hard work, you can make those dreams a reality.
"You may have opportunities placed before you that require a great deal of courage and faith. My counsel is: It is worth whatever sacrifice is needed."
Larry EchoHawk, as a Native American BYU law professor and attorney general of Idaho, shares his experience and vision of the promise of America for all.
Here we are in these beautiful temples of learning with qualified teachers, countless books, and resources. All of this and the Spirit, too. May we each receive the knowledge that is here. Use it in wisdom to unlock eternal opportunities.
President Gordon B. Hinckley reminds BYU students that their university is sustained by tithing. The widow's mite is a sacred contribution.
"If you could sell me ten years of your life, would you sell?" We must never take the time we have on this earth for granted.
Robert Backman reminds us that there are many wonders yet to come to fruition. The upcoming generation has a responsibility to create and bring them forth.
God did not go to the trouble of creating the earth and creating us in his own image for us to fail. Our motivations will determine our life's success.
Appreciate life. Appreciate and respect others. Appreciate your own spiritual heritage. Appreciate humility, responsibility, and keeping pledges.
Time is a god-given gift that the wise will cherish and that the foolish will waste or misuse; what we do here will determine what we are in the eternities.
Oscar A. Kirkham, who is recognized for his contributions to the Scouting program, encourages listeners to seize the new day of opportunity ahead of them.
Thomas L. Martin humorously describes the main events of his life and highlights how the hand of the Lord worked to help him reach all his righteous goals.