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Personal Progress Tips for
Young Women

1. Break It Down

If you look through your entire Personal Progress book, at all the projects to do, most likely, you'll feel impressed and intimidated. There's so much to do, you could never possibly do it. Right? Wrong. Break it down. Start with Beehive 1. Read through the projects and pick at least two you want to do. You can even just take one value, such as Integrity, and pick two or more projects you think you could do. If you have more than two, narrow it down to the two you would be most likely to do. Pick one project you want to do and do it.

2. If You're Not Sure

Sometimes you can't think of what to do for a project or you don't know where to start. Ask your parents or Young Women leader and, if they don't have the answer, they'll lead you toward someone who does.

3. Remembering

Often you simply forget about your Personal Progress book. Start by keeping it in an easily accessible place, such as by your bed. That way, if you remember it at a bad time, such as the middle of the night, you can pull it out and place it in an obvious place where you'll remember it the next day. If you're working on a long-term project, it's easy to forget it during the busy week. Put up small signs in places you'll look at a lot, such as a door, the wall across from your bed, or a mirror. It may look dumb, but remember, it's only temporary. You may also want to slip signs in notebooks, textbooks, novels, or scriptures--wherever you'll find them frequently.

4. I'm too busy

Lives seem to be getting more and more hectic. Getting up at 5:00 AM to go to school and staying up until 1:00 AM doing homework. Set aside Sundays to look through your Personal Progress books and work on short-term projects.

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