If life is compared to a river, it is easy to imagine floating with the current “gently down the stream.” But I have never found any good and worthwhile thing that came of its own accord; in fact, just the opposite. Every worthy goal takes constant or at least gentle effort—there is nothing static in the universe after all. Fortunately, the Lord does not require us to run faster (or row faster!) than we have strength. Amulek's warning against procrastination is so perfect: “Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent.” (Alma 34:34) There is a point of no return in just about everything, and the waterfall reminds us that now is the time for us to labor.