click here to jump to start of article
  • Torah Reading: Naso
Join Our Newsletter

Get latest articles and videos with Jewish inspiration and insights​

Daily Lift #231

The Best Question You Can Ask Yourself

"What is the best question I can ask myself right now?" is one of the best questions you can ask yourself each day.

Your questions can lead you in the right direction or the wrong direction. That is why it is so important to know the patterns of the best questions you can ask yourself and others.

"What do I need to know about this?" is a tremendously helpful tool to help you gather the type of information that you need to reach your goal. Then ask yourself, "Where and how can I get this knowledge?"

When you meet someone who is a highly knowledgeable expert in a specific area, you can always ask, "What are some of the best questions that you have been asked on this subject?" and "What do you consider the basic principles for understanding this subject?"

(from Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's book: "Conversations With Yourself", pp.183-4) [])

See more Daily Lifts on the topic of Decisions


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:

Give Tzedakah! Help create inspiring
articles, videos and blogs featuring timeless Jewish wisdom.

Submit Your Comment:

  • Display my name?

  • Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.

  • * required field 2000
Submit Comment