At the beginning of each day, ask yourself:
 What are my goals for today?
 What are the five most important things that I need to do today and what is their order of priority?
 What new Torah knowledge do I plan to gain today?
 What acts of kindness can I do today?
 What one trait would I like to excel in today?
 What positive change am I resolved to make or maintain today?
 If today were my last day, what would I make certain to do?
 How can I gain by looking at today as the first day of the rest of my life?
 What would you like written on my tombstone? What do I plan to do today in that area?
 What is important for me to remember today?
(See Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Self Knowledge, p.188)
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