See Yourself Clearly
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“See Yourself Clearly,” For the Strength of Youth, Jan. 2022.

See Yourself Clearly

Don’t let the world tell you who you are.

The world will try to tell you things about yourself that aren’t true.

“You’re not popular enough.”

But the truth is: real friendships are more valuable than popularity.

“You’ll never succeed at anything.”

But the truth is: faith and hard work can get you anywhere.

“You’re too—” “You should be more—” “You’re not enough—”

But the truth is: God wants you to see yourself through spiritual eyes.

“You’re worthless!”

But the truth is: you’re a child of God.

“You’re missing out on so much fun!”

But the truth is: you find joy as you share God’s love with those around you.

“You’ll never amount to anything!”

But the truth is: you have a future as bright as your faith.1


  1. See Thomas S. Monson, “Be of Good Cheer,” Apr. 2009 general conference (Ensign or Liahona, May 2009, 92).