Work toward Self-Reliance

Spiritual and temporal self-reliance don’t happen overnight. We develop self-reliance progressively by making a series of right choices. No one wakes up one morning and says, “Today I will be self-reliant!”

Okay, maybe some people do, but they don’t develop this quality in a day. Self-reliance is part of our eternal progression—it results from a series of daily decisions that affect both our spirituality and our temporal life.


Self-reliance takes practice and a deliberate course of action. But if we understand that everything is spiritual to the Lord, then we can show more reverence in our attitudes toward our work.

Lesson 6, “How Is My Business Progressing?” from Starting and Growing My Business.

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