Index4INDEX Card 232: Gordon B. Hinckley

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You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind. To begin, begin.

-- Gordon B. Hinckley

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We can have the best plan ever conceived in the total history of humanity in this universe and across all others in all the multiverses; but if that plan is never executed, then it's as if there was no plan at all. If there really was no plan, no big deal. However, if there was a plan but the end result is the same, then time was wasted which we will never get back.

Perfect plans are like the pot of gold under a rainbow: they don't exist. Trying to make the perfect plan is like expecting Lucy to let Charlie Brown kick the football: neither will happen.

The best we can do is use all data available to us at the moment we formulate a plan and then act on it. The worst that happens is that it fails and we start over by making updates to the plan. The best which can happen is success beyond our wildest dreams. Plans without their execution mean nothing.

Some Information about Gordon B. Hinckley

Gordon B. Hinckley was born on 1910-June-23, and he died on 2008-January-27. Salt Lake City, Utah, US was the place of his birth and death.

Gordon B. Hinckley had been the 15th President of the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon church). Under his leadership, the Mormon church had expanded from 9 million members worldwide to nearly 13 million. In 2004 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.

His ancestry dates back to the Pilgrims who arrived at Plymouth Rock aboard The Mayflower, and in that genealogy are ancestors are Mormon pioneers who migrated in the 19th Century from Illionois to what is now Utah. In 1932, he earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah. After earning that degree, he spent 1933 through 1935 fulfilling his two-year missionary service in London, England, UK by preaching publicly.

Church leaders in Utah were so impressed by his service in London that after he returned to Salt Lake City he was put in charge of the public relations service for the Mornon church. At the time thr service was relatively new, so Hinckley was able to nurture it and to grow it. For two decades after he assumed this repsonsibility, he was responsible for these achieements:

  • producing a radio series on the history of the church;
  • supervising exhibits at the 1938 World's Fair in San Francisco, California, US;
  • supervising the centennial celebration of the 1849 California Gold Rush;
  • creating a network of radio and television stations owned by the Mormon church.

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