Dieter F. Uchtdorf
There is a very funny skit from Bob Newhart that you can see here called “Stop it”.
The skit shows a woman coming to Bob, who is presumably a therapist of some sort. He is there to give her advice, help her solve her problems, and provide guidance. His advice, over and over again, and his solution to all of her problems is “Stop it”. It is such a funny skit. And amazingly, so true.
I have actually shown it to a couple of my clients. Sometimes that is what I really want to say to them when they are doing something; if they would just “stop it”, their “issue or problem” would be solved. But, it’s hard to say that to someone. Or you think that the solution must need to be more elaborate. Or complicated. Or eloquent.
However, at conference in April, Dieter F. Uchtdorf said sometimes it is exactly what we need to hear, and nothing more. Is there a behavior that needs changing? A habit that needs breaking? An issue that is ongoing? Stop it. He said it in a kinder way than Bob Newhart did however:)
Of course, it’s not that easy to do for everything. But, we might be surprised how many changes we can make just by following the advice to “Stop it”. Once we stop it, we may need the support of others to help us keep it up (or keep it stopped) – but they can only help us in what we have started (or stopped) on our own.
So, Stop it.