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Daily Lift #1070

Increase Your Alacrity

The opposite of procrastination and laziness is when you take care of things right away and with speed.

Think of some things that you have been pushing off taking care of. Now commit yourself to do at least one of those things as soon as you can.

After you do this, let this serve as a role model for you to increase your general level of alacrity.

(For a series of probing questions on this topic, see Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Self Knowledge,"See Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Self Knowledge, pp. 108-9)

See more Daily Lifts on the topic of Character traits

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