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Daily Lift #99

Correct Faults Inversely

In every area that you have a fault, determine what behavior would be diametrically opposed to that fault. For example, someone who tends to be impulsive should slow down and think carefully before taking action. Similarly, someone who has a strong love for money should act in a very generous manner.

What do you consider to be your three greatest faults? Take one of those faults and think about what its opposite would be. Then visualize yourself mastering that positive quality.

(see Rabbi Simcha Zissel Ziv - Chochmah Umussar, vol.1, p.100)

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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) Juan, January 6, 2014 11:33 PM

Great advice. I've tried it and it has worked wonders for me, especially in the area of overeating and eating healthy food. I starting replacing fatty foods with healthier alternatives.

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