As I was completing a requirement for Personal Progress with my youth age daughter, I came across this scripture in 2 Peter 1
Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
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As a math teacher and a musician you would think that I already clearly understood this idea.
In order to be a good mathematician, you need to be constantly reviewing the basics - if you aren't constantly using your times tables, you forget them. If you don't frequently solve equations, or factor polynomials, you won't be very good at it.
Professional musicians will agree that in order to be a good musician, you still need to practice the basics, your scales, etudes, and so on. When practicing even an advanced piece, you should stop and practice intonation, bowings, fingers and such.
This principle of remembering is so vital to everything we do in life - even walking or using a muscle. A broken arm will need to remember how the muscles move after being confined to a cast or sling for so long. It's amazing to me that I didn't full recognize the importance of this principle until much later.
It has changed my perspective of repetitive messages in Sunday School and Relief Society lessons, and even in General Conference talks. I now crave the repetition, I need it to keep me straight and keep me grounded in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What things do you get bored of? Does the principle of remembering change your perspective?