1. Make sure our choices are consistent with our goals.
2. Be careful about wanting to do big, noticeable things.
3. Recognize that “there is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”
The second is work towards something.“learn a lot of things; don’t limit yourself, but have goals” and work toward them. “If you do that, then you’ll always feel like you’re preparing to do your best.” - Elder Cook.
Third have a doctrinal foundation. The three realities—that Jesus is the Savior, that Joseph Smith is a true prophet, and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God—“ are the foundation of everything else you’ll do.”