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Daily Lift #171

Courage to Begin Again

It takes courage to begin again after the collapse of a project, an organization, or a business. One has spent much time and energy and things didn't work out as well as one would have wished. Experiencing this makes one more wary about the future.

The more "failures," the more courage you'll need in order to begin again -- and the greater amount of courage that you gain when you do actually begin again.

(From Rabbi Pliskin's book, "Courage")

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Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's new book has just been published by ArtScroll: ENCOURAGEMENT: Formulas, Stories, and Insights.

We're human. We need food. We need meaning and connection. And we most definitely need encouragement.

Now, in this wise and charming new volume, we learn how to effectively use the massive power of encouragement, to encourage ourselves and others, particularly when we feel overwhelmed or depleted.

In Encouragement, Rabbi Pliskin shares meditations and affirmations, inspirational true stories, and his trademark wise, practical advice. He shows us how our words can help others - and ourselves -- become more confident, optimistic, and upbeat people.

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 such titles as: "Taking Action", "Happiness", "Kindness", "Courage", "Serenity", "Building Your Self-image" "Conversations with Yourself" and "Marriage." These books are available at:

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