The greatest teacher in the world is known as: "Trial and error." This has given more people more wisdom than any other teacher possibly could. "There is no greater wise person than someone with experience."
What does it mean to have experience? It means that one has learned from trial and error. If everyone would get it right the first time, experience would not be needed.
Having the courage to try -- even though you might make a mistake -- enables you to learn from trial and error. This is a valuable reframe.
Instead of becoming overly frustrated or discouraged when you make a mistake, realize that you are now becoming wiser.
(Rabbi Simcha Zissel of Kelm, From Rabbi Pliskin's book, "Courage")
Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's new book has just been published by Artscroll:
Formulas, Stories, and Insights.
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
transform your potential into real achievement. With the help of Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, you will gain that self-confidence.
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.