Repentance isn't just stopping something, stopping needs to balance with starting. The other side of it all is to "start", or "add to ourselves" the things God asks, by His Spirit, and with His help. Getting answers to prayer, getting revelation, getting to know the mysteries of God. That's part of repentance too. The additive and positive side of the word repentance sometimes gets less focus but it shouldn't.
To quote my bishop from a few weeks ago: "You don't need to wait for a calling in the ward before you can do good, and offer service to ward members".