When Good Thoughts Collide — Good, Better, Best

There was a talk at General Conference back in 2007 by Dallin H. Oaks that is titled Good, Better, Best. In the talk, he discusses a series of examples of how good things — specifically how we choose to spend our time — could be made better and the BEST options of those available.

I was thinking about this same idea on the train ride home today. To be glorious and to do work that “truley” matters there are good things I could be doing. But, then there’s another list of better things I could be doing and beyond that there is a list of the BEST things I could be doing.

To be sure, the things on the BEST list are the ones that will take the most time and are the ones with the highest risk, but they are also the ones with the greatest reward — the ones where I will be able to look back and say “this was the unique mark that I left on the world … this is the work that ‘truley’ matters.”

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