Each and every day you will have many opportunities to build yourself and your self-image. Every positive thought, word, and action builds you.
When you see that you have behaved in a positive way, you can say to yourself, "This, too, will build my self-image."
If you have not behaved the way you would have liked, you can think about how you wished to have thought, spoken, and acted. Thinking about what you want to be like conditions your mind to think, speak, and act more in that way. You can say about this pattern of thinking, "This, too, will build my self-image."
(From Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's book: "Building Your Self- image and the Self-image of Others" (Artscroll) Chapter 22)
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