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Daily Lift #900

Use Conceit To Drive You

The Chazon Ish once wrote to a close student who was very humble:

"It would be preferable if you had a bit of conceit. This would help you fight fatigue and laziness. Because you are so humble, you are only using your good inclination. It would be preferable if you would harness the energy of both your good and bad inclinations."

(see "Toras Hanefesh," p.99; Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," p.116)

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