Right now, think of a challenge that you handled well. What did you think, say, and do that enabled you to handle it well?
There have undoubtedly been many challenges that you handled smoothly - and it might not have registered in your mind that you were handling a challenge at all!
As you remember your successes, you will feel more confident in your ability to handle challenges in the future.
From now on, every time you deal well with a potentially difficult situation, consciously add it to your mental data base. This will serve as a valuable resource for the future.
(From Rabbi Pliskin's book entitled "Marriage" - ArtScroll
Publications, 1998, Chapter One, p.56)
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