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Daily Lift #1137

Associate Apologizing With Pleasure

The only reason it is difficult to apologize is because one fears emotional pain.

So if you find it difficult to apologize to someone, visualize yourself apologizing and feeling good about the experience. By creating emotional pleasure for yourself as you apologize, you will motivate yourself to do the right thing.

(For a series of probing questions on this topic, see Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Self Knowledge," pp.119-20)

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