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Daily Lift #881

Mastering Ideas Takes Work

The most valuable ideas for personal growth require a lifetime of study and effort to implement them. Mastering these ideas requires tremendous patience and perseverance.

Today, try increasing your level of patience and perseverance. When you encounter a frustrating situation, look at it as another opportunity to increase your patience and perseverance. These two qualities will enable you to reach your goals and to master the emotional states that will greatly enhance your life.

Write out the words "Patience and Perseverance," and put them in a place where you will see them throughout the day.

(see Preface to Gateway to Happiness)

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