Rabbi Simcha Zissel of Kelm wrote: "When you find yourself in a difficult situation, the first thought you should focus on is that the situation is a test and challenge."
A person who was once very ill and recovered can appreciate his health more than if he had never been ill. A person who once suffered from poverty appreciates having sufficient money more than if he had never been poor.
(Chochmah Umussar, vol. 2, p.158; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness p. 244)
Self-confidence allows you to create goals -- and reach them. It lets you learn from your failures -- and move on to triumphs. It helps you
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Rabbi Zelig Pliskin is the author of 25 books with his specialty in mastering happiness and other positive inner resources.
His last 15 books include: "Taking Action", "Happiness", "Kindness", "Courage", "Serenity", "Building Your Self-image" "Conversations with
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