Develop a deep sense of appreciation for what you have. The Creator has given you many gifts for your welfare and enjoyment. Realize how foolish it would be for someone to needlessly make himself miserable when he has so much wealth!
Failing to focus on what you have is depriving yourself of much joy. Don't commit this crime against yourself and our Creator.
Make a list of your possessions, in order to increase your
appreciation for them. (Remember to include those things that you're most likely to take for granted!)
(For a series of probing questions on this topic, see Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Self Knowledge," pp. 120-1)
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
transform your potential into real achievement. With the help of Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, you will gain that self-confidence.
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
Yourself" and "Marriage." These books are available at: Artscroll.com.