Seven Reasons to Continue Your Education
# 1: The Lord knows you should.
Today’s job market is hard to get into. It’s competitive. So you’ll need to keep up with changing technology. Also, by going to school, you’ll be able to contribute more to the Lord’s Kingdom with your time, skills, and offerings. Schooling can help fulfill the Lord’s purposes for your life, your marriage, and your children’s lives. It also helps you better serve the community and the world.
# 2: You are a child of God with talents from before you were born.
You should develop the talents you came to Earth with. Use your patriarchal blessing to connect your past, present and future. Live the commandments, pray, and think about what your gifts are.Prayerfully read and think about your patriarchal blessing. What should you do in school and in work?
#3: Make a difference.
The most successful people are often the ones who want to make a difference for others. Any honest will allow you to help change the world for the better. How do you want to make the lives of others better? Which ways mean the most to you?
# 4: To live up to your potential.
You need new opportunities to become what Heavenly Father knows you can be. School can help give that to you. What do you want your future to look like? What kind (and how much) school do you need to make that happen? Imagine the future you want. How will reaching your potential help your family reach theirs? Think about sharing your feelings with family or a close friend.
#5: Have a better life.
College graduates, on average, earn more, are healthier, live longer, have higher success rates in marriage and family, When you respect who you are and what you’re becoming, you’ll go farther in every area of life. The Light of Christ and the Gift of the Holy Ghost help us feel good when we have righteous desires, like wanting to help others.
# 6: Adapt to the new world of work.
Jobs today require more preparation than ever. The competition is tough. The best jobs require more school and those who move up in their jobs are those who keep learning. A good wage requires that. Getting raises and promotions used to come from being at a company long enough. Now they go to the person with the proper education.
#7: Broaden your vision.
Because educated people have more opportunities to think beyond the needs of the day, they have more opportunities to envision their children’s future, join with others to solve local and national problems, and influence others for good on a wide scale.