In the Book of Mormon we read about a story of Lehonti who protects himself and his troops on the top of the hill or mountain. Amalikiah comes with an army to take them. He sends envoys up the mountain asking Lehonti three times to come down. Lehonti refuses. Finally Amalikiah comes up the hill. If the story stopped there it would look like Lehonti's example helped Amalikiah be a better man. Except Amalikiah doesn't come all the way up, but close and then asks Lehonti to come down just a little. Lehonti falls for that and eventually loses his life and the safety of those with whom he was responsible because of that seemingly minor reduction in his standard. Lehonti thought he was in control with his guards when he went down just a little. But that was enough for Amalikiah to put his plan into motion for Lehonti to lose everything.
As Elder D. Todd Christofferson said in October 2010 Conference: "To consecrate is to set apart or dedicate something as sacred, devoted to holy purposes. True success in this life comes in consecrating our lives--that is our time and choices--to God's purposes. In so doing, we permit Him to raise us to our highest destiny." That's what I want, my "highest destiny".