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Daily Lift #973

Rise to the Challenge

When trying to do a good deed, do not concentrate on the difficulties involved. Focus on the fact that your merit for doing a good deed is greater when it is difficult. Perseverance in the face of difficulties has an elevating effect. The difficulty need not make you feel worse, but can actually make you feel better.

Today, select one difficult task and see how it can actually be elevating.

(see Gateway to Happiness, p.59)

See more Daily Lifts on the topic of Difficulties

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