The following is excerpted from the September issue of the Liahona. To read the full article, CLICK HERE

I always learn new principles when I listen to general conference. I’m reminded of God’s love for me, I understand new things about the Church and the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and I see scriptures in a new light. It’s an awesome opportunity to hear from living prophets and apostles.

But sometimes I have a hard time turning that new knowledge and understanding into something that I can act on, and as Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained, “Most blessings that God desires to give us require action on our part—action based on our faith in Jesus Christ. Faith in the Savior is a principle of action and of power.”1

Recently I’ve been trying to follow that counsel and come away from conference knowing concrete ways to act. Here are three tips for creating an actionable post-conference plan.

1. Come with specific questions.

We hear this one all the time, but it’s true! Identifying what you’re looking for can help you focus your study and preparation and gain specific insight as you watch or listen to general conference.

And if you’re looking for something actionable, try to include verbs in your questions. Here are a few examples:

  • How can I study my scriptures more effectively?

  • What can I do to get more out of my temple worship?

  • What is one principle I can add to my life that will bring me closer to Heavenly Father and the Savior?

2. Think about others.

While conference has wonderful messages to help us improve our own lives, we’re also frequently admonished to improve our relationships and be aware of the needs of those around us. Coming to conference with someone in mind—a roommate, your spouse, a family member, a friend—can help you have a different general conference experience.

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