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Daily Lift #716

Consulting For Encouragement

What you subjectively believe about events and your abilities is the way you perceive reality. If you consult someone who merely points out what is negative, you are likely to become discouraged.

Someone who has the talent to point out your strengths and what is positive about your situation will give you encouragement to spur you on to greater achievements.

(Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.264)

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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.

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