My path to Self-Reliance
Self-reliance is "the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family." - Handbook 2; 6.1.1
The Lord has declared, "It is my purpose to provide for my saints" (D&C 104:15). This revelation is a promise from the Lord that He is ready to extend to you the blessings of self-reliance. We invite you to diligently study and apply these principles. As you do so you will be blessed with greater hope, peace, and progress.
[Self-Reliance groups] help you to learn and put into practice principles of faith, education, hard work, and trust in the Lord that will better enable you to receive the temporal blessings promised by the Lord.
-- The First Presidency
1. DISCOVER My Needs
Set my temporal and spiritual self-reliance goals.
Using the My Foundation booklet begin practicing critical habits of spiritual self-reliance
2. CHOOSE My Path
Start on the path to self-reliance by developing practical skills (90 days).
Start and grow a business.
Find a better job.
Identify needs and skills and create an education plan.
3. ACT in Faith
Keep working to become self-reliant.
Serve others as Jesus Christ would.
Help others grow by sharing with them the skills of self-reliance.
Commitment to the self-reliance group:
I will attend group meetings weekly for 12 weeks (typically 2 hours each week).
I will act on personal commitments to achieve my self-reliance goals (3-6 hours each week).
I will learn, counsel, and provide support to other group members.
I will practice gospel principles and habits that lead to temporal and spiritual self-reliance.