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Daily Lift #94

One Step at a Time

Learn to deal with your difficult life situations one step at a time. Don't view all that you have to do as a mountain to climb in one jump. Divide tasks into steps small enough for you to deal with little by little. Focus on the specific task at hand and take pleasure with every small amount that you do.

(Gateway to Happiness, p.382)

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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) mysteries, August 27, 2009 9:35 PM


To accomplish tasks of whatever size one must be patient, a skill that has to be learnt. It is difficult and an important way of learning this is by struggling and building a calm sense of getting the work done. Work is a reality of life that cannot be escaped and this helps gather patience.

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