. . . I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. - Phil. 3:13-14
"A truly wise person will constantly move forward, striving for self-improvement, knowing that daily repentance is needed for progress," Elder Marvin J. Ashton of the Quorum of the Twelve said during the October 1986 general conference. "He will realize the good life is simply conforming to a standard of right and justice. The joys of happiness can only be realized by living lofty principles.
"Those who are committed to improvement break chains by having the courage to try. Those who live without commitment mistakenly think it is easier to adapt their lifestyles to the weight and restrictions of chains rather than to put forth the effort to change."