Resilience: The Art of Bouncing Back
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Daily Lift #1016

Resilience: The Art of Bouncing Back

Build up your ability to be resilient, your ability to bounce back after a fall. As it states in Mishlei (24:25), "A righteous person will fall seven times and rise up." Everyone can fall; the main thing is to get up again.

When you think in terms of building your self-image, you will focus on the fact that you rose up after you fell. Of course, it would be best never to fall at all. But since falling is part of life, build your self-image by keeping your focus on what you are doing right. And when you fall, keep your focus on what you need to do to bounce back.

(From Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's book: "Building Your Self-image and the Self-image of Others" (Artscroll) Chapter 65)

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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) Marian, October 9, 2010 8:47 AM

I respectfully disagree

I respectfully disagree, simply because there are times in our lives when there are good reasons for procrastination. My own life is a perfect example in that when I have procrastinated, not always, but the vast majority of time it was for a good reason. BTW - if it means much, I have seen the great chariot and the many beautiful white horses before the path of that chariot and its immense light. That's what I call so incredible horsepower. Most do not begin to understand such things. Thank you for listening and many blessings to all from my heart & soul.

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