The biggest obstacle to changing ourselves is discouragement. (Chochmah Umussar, vol.2, p.218)
By adopting the optimistic attitude that you are able to improve, you automatically overcome your greatest obstacle. Believe you can improve and you certainly will be able to. If you are skeptical about your ability to change, your greatest enemy is your skepticism. Once you have overcome that obstacle, the rest will be easier.
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: Artscroll.com.
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