As you choose to use your time wisely, learn from your teachers and mentors, study with a prayer in your heart, and diligently apply the skills and talents the Lord has given you, you will take all that you have learned and experienced with you after you depart this life. You won’t take your home, car, money or other personal possessions. They will all be left behind, but you will take what you learn and experience.
President M. Russell Ballard, Article on Church News to BYU-Pathway Worldwide students, February 10, 2021
Even though this was directed to Pathway students, I took it into my life. Now, I just need to apply it. 😬
But it's a good reminder to learn, not just of the gospel, but "out of the best books" from history and even modern text. There's is tons of good knowledge out there, go get some.
When we leave this life, absolutely nothing comes with us except what we've put into our minds. Another reason we should fill our minds with light and goodness.
After working a long day, I find my motivation wavering to, once again, put my head down and learn some more. That's the last thing I want to do half the time. But, I've found that when I say a prayer, no matter what the context of my studies is, the Lord will pick up my motivation and alleviate my load so my stress goes in to the background.
Have you ever wondered what to do with your time once you know everything? First off, there is no concept of time in the eternities, that's a mortal calculation. Secondly, "once I'm done", is putting a limit on my learning which, again, doesn't exist after this life. So, theoretically, how can God be all knowing in a place that doesn't have limits? Hmm, food for thought. One day, I'll know the answer, but not here in mortality. 🤗