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Daily Lift #649

Define Your Problems Clearly

Every problem can be looked at in many ways. Your perspective will either make a solution easier to find or make it more difficult. The Sages say: "The question of a wise person is half a response." That is, the very way that the wise person formulates the question points us in the direction of a solution.

Whenever you are in a dilemma or in the middle of a problem, think about the best way to phrase your question. This applies not only when you ask your question to someone else, but even when you pose a question to yourself.

(From Rabbi Pliskin's book entitled "Marriage" - ArtScroll Publications, 1998, Chapter One, p.48; see also Migdal Oz, - Hilchos Teshuvah, ch.5)

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