|Examine Your Life
Question 21 : Can I envision my ideal self?
Rabbi Schwartz :
we need to understand who our ideal self is, how does he spend his
time, what does he look like, how does he speak, do others like him,
etc. Obviously, this has to be a realistic definition, one that fits
into our present life, but at the same time, it must be our ideal.
this definition, we may picture our ideal self; see him with as much
clarity as we can. More important though, we can strive to be this
person, pray to reach this happy goal.
A great motivational
device here is to designate a keyword that sums up this vision for us.
We can load this word with all the qualities, character traits,
attitudes and manners we want to possess, and then say this quietly to
ourselves and think it as the target, goal and dream we are aiming to
One problem with this keyword though, is that while it
is extremely powerful, after awhile we forget to use it. Therefore, we
need always new inspiration from new sources and new thoughts, to
remind us to stay focused on our goal.
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