I have been thinking a lot about potential. To what degree are we utilitzing our innate, God-given potential? Are we mining clear to the depths, exploring every possibility, stretching and building every muscle? Or are we merely skimming the surface, making do with the acceptable, leaving untapped the most valuable resources of all?
My counsel to my son? Go for it! You take the gifts you have been given and stretch them to their very limits, and then watch them grow even more. I have felt from the beginning of your life that you are destined for greatness.
President Gordon B. Hinckley would give you this counsel:
"The Lord would want you to be successful. He would. You are His sons and His daughters. He has the same kind of love and ambition for you that your earthly parents have. They want you to do well and you can do it."