Conference Talks That Have Changed Me: Part One (Beware of Pride)
by President Ezra Taft Benson
By far this is one of the talks that has had the most profound effect on my life. At the risk of dating myself: years ago, (before the internet and copy and paste and LDS.org was around) I decided I needed this talk with me all the time. I listened to it and transcribed it and typed it out word for word. My Bishop at the time saw the small copy I was carrying in my scriptures and asked for a copy of it for himself. He said that he used it all the time after that in counseling with members.
I especially love it because he doesn't just tell us the signs to recognize Pride in ourselves, he sites specific things we can do to become more humble. One year I set a goal of memorizing the 8 tips. Sometimes when I find myself slipping into "prideful behaviors" I can hear President Benson's words echo in my mind.
I still carry it with me most everywhere I go.
Every time I open it up and review it, I realize that I still have work to do.
My beloved brethren and sisters, I rejoice to be with you in another glorious general conference of the Church. How grateful I am for the love, prayers, and service of the devoted members of the Church throughout the world.