The Chafetz Chaim wrote that if you are not able to do acts of kindness for others for altruistic reasons, and your main motivation is to win the approval of others, you should still continue to help as many people as you can. As the Sages said, "A person should study Torah and do good deeds even if he has ulterior motives. Eventually one will be motivated by more elevated intentions."
(Ahavat Chesed 2:2; Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," p.286)
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
Yourself" and "Marriage." These books are available at: Artscroll.com.
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