Thursday night is the eve of the seventh day of Passover, when at midnight, the Almighty split the Red Sea. Our sages say that the Israelites lacked the merit to deserve such a miracle, but the catalyst was the dedication of one dedicated individual, Nachshon ben Aminadav, who jumped into the sea despite the fact that he couldn't swim. Where did he get the courage to do such an act? He believed that if he did everything he possibly could, the Almighty would come to his aid.
In other words, Nachshon believed in G-d and believed in himself.
What is “belief in myself”? Here are the basic seven parameters:
The Almighty created me, as He did every other creature, with a unique trait of my own that no one else has, just as my fingerprints are unique; there is no exception to this rule.
The particular attribute, skill, or talent that the Almighty instills in me enables me to successfully accomplish my own very special mission on earth.
The Almighty wants me to successfully accomplish my mission on earth; I can therefore succeed; indeed, if I don't limit myself, I can attain greatness.
The Almighty loves me, for He has no other child like me; He wants to help me and He especially loves hearing from me.
I am a person of worth.
I have the power to improve myself.
I can be happy.
Repeat the above 7 parameters over and over, daily, until they become second nature. Once you believe in yourself, wait and see how your life takes off. Your own personal Red Sea will split too...
Go for it, because you'll now go far.
With blessings for a continued lovely Passover and a wonderful Shabbat, LB