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Daily Lift #137

Make A Positive Identification

Some people identify themselves with their faults, weaknesses, and limitations. This weakens and limits them. Others identify themselves with their virtues, skills, and positive qualities. This strengthens them and brings out their best.

Identify yourself with your strengths and virtues. This will enable you to help others do the same.

(From Rabbi Pliskin's book Kindness)

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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) Anonymous, October 9, 2009 3:38 PM

Building on your strengths is the way to go.

I have been trying very hard to improve myself. Unfortunately, I have been looking to see where I believe my weaknesses are. The approach that Rabbi Pliskin suggests can help me make my self improvement project much easier.

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