Ideas for Growing in All Areas of Life

“Ideas for Growing in All Areas of Life,” Personal Development: Youth Guidebook (2019)

“Ideas for Growing in All Areas of Life,” Personal Development: Youth Guidebook

Ideas for Growing in All Areas of Life

There are so many ways you can grow in your life! Get ideas from the following pages, or come up with your own. Ask Heavenly Father to help you know what you need to work on right now.

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  • Pray sincerely.

  • Study the scriptures and words of living prophets.

  • Look for opportunities to share the gospel.

  • Discover and develop your spiritual gifts.

  • Prepare for your patriarchal blessing.

  • Worthily receive and hold a temple recommend.

  • Work on your family history and serve in the temple.

  • Express gratitude daily.

  • Keep a commandment more completely.

  • Study the life of Christ.

  • Worthily partake of the sacrament each week.

  • Participate in seminary.


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  • Pay more attention to the needs of others.

  • Learn to listen well and express ideas clearly.

  • Love and serve people around you.

  • Spend time with family.

  • Prepare to be a spouse and parent.

  • Develop resilience—the ability to adapt and endure when things become difficult.

  • Get involved in school or community activities.

  • Find ways to care for the poor.

  • Learn to apologize. Learn to forgive.

  • Speak and act kindly, and avoid gossip.


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  • Improve your physical health and strength.

  • Learn or improve in a physical skill, such as sports, dance, or outdoor activities.

  • Learn or improve in an artistic or craft skill.

  • Manage physical desires in a healthy way.

  • Learn ways to protect yourself from abuse, and seek help if needed.

  • Avoid pornography.

  • Find healthy ways to manage emotions and stress.

  • Learn to take care of children.

  • Practice good hygiene.

  • Learn to safely use basic garden and home tools.

  • Learn first-aid and outdoor survival skills.

  • Use appropriate language, and don’t swear.


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  • Improve your reading and writing skills.

  • Develop good study habits.

  • Find out what you need to do to get a good job, and start working toward that goal.

  • Learn more about something you are interested in.

  • Talk with people you admire to find out how they developed the attributes you want to gain.

  • Learn how to manage money wisely.

  • Study a gospel topic in depth.

  • Learn basic job skills that you can use now and later.

  • Attend cultural events.

  • Learn another language.

  • Become more self-reliant.

  • Learn and practice principles of self-discipline.