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Daily Lift #16

Patience Is Attainable

If someone lacks patience, the way he perceives the root cause is a key factor in how he will approach seeking a solution. Looking at a lack of patience as being rooted in factors over which one has no present control is not the most effective and efficient way to find a solution.

Consider this: "I'm not patient because I haven't yet mastered this mental skill." This attitude will motivate you to gain mastery.

(from Rabbi Pliskin's book "Patience," published by ArtScroll -

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