Accounting for our lives

“Every day, every hour, every minute of your span of mortal years must sometime be accounted for.”
D. Todd Christofferson, “Reflections on a Consecrated Life”, Ensign, Nov. 2010, 16–19

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Matthew 12:36-37

Measuring performance, dealing with specifics

When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.
Thomas S. Monson, October General Conference, 1970

Generalities simply will not do. When we deal in generalities, we will never have a success; but as we deal in specifics, we will rarely have a failure.
Thomas S. Monson, “The Aaronic Priesthood Pathway,” Ensign, Nov 1984, 41