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Daily Lift #484

Be Honest About Your Faults

Approval-seekers feel a necessity to put themselves in a better light than they really are. Because they try to hide their faults, they are nervous about others finding out what they're really like. Their situation is like that of a spy in enemy territory.

If, however, they are honest about their mistakes and faults, they will be much more relaxed. They will also find that others behave more positively toward them for their honesty.

While it is not worthwhile to go to the opposite extreme and tell everyone you meet about your faults, if you stop being defensive about your faults, you will live a more serene life.

(Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.269)

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Visitor Comments: 2

(2) Anonymous, June 13, 2012 9:38 PM

i love reading rabbi pliskin's articles. Very inspiring! more power! Gateway to happiness is triple like!

(1) Morphy Ng'etich, June 13, 2012 9:16 AM

Being honest to mistakes done, is the key to avoid repeating them.

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