An honor-seeker will not be a truth-seeker. To gain others' approval, a person will have to keep changing his opinions to agree with the person with whom he is talking.
In the end, he will lack the respect of others. Those who manipulate him will recognize that he agrees with them only to gain their approval and will hold him in disdain.
Only if a person talks and acts according to his ideals, independently of what others think of him, will he gain the respect of others.
(Rabbi Yosef Y. Hurwitz - Madraigat HaAdam; Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," p.280)
Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's new book has just been published by Artscroll:
Formulas, Stories, and Insights.
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.