I originally joined the Ward Choir to prove to myself that I could do hard things. Without much musical training or talent, it was a hard thing - one that I grew to love. Months went by and slowly, I started to see my confidence and ability increase. I knew most of the choir members before, but our friendships became stronger.
Many of the things I learned can be applied to life in general. Life is full of opportunities to do hard things. As we do those hard things, we increase in knowledge and ability. Often, we develop a better understanding of people, and we are deeply rewarded for our efforts.