When change comes easily, it’s not very impressive
Let’s fight inertia. There’s nothing wrong with having a hard time changing. Medals are awarded on hard-fought battles, not on pieces of cake.
To teenagers: Never give up on your highest dreams.
Most change goes slow and asks tenacity.
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.
My therapy teacher said to make a schedule for every part of your life (me, my environment, my relationships, my community, my city, my state, my country, the world, the universe) to set goals for today, this week, this month, this year, this decade, this 50 years. He also said: No setback can ever mean that now all is lost.
My rabbi says that you should always set tiny goals because you can always improve a tiny bit. Hold back one word of anger.
Lately, I made a list of things I dislike doing. Every day I try to give priority to some of these items. This way, they get done faster than never. I always feel good after I’ve done them. But I’ve resigned myself to the impression that if I’ll wait until I feel ahead of time like doing them, that will be never.
Rabbi Dessler answers the question of what you do if you have quitted smoking 39 times and started again. You stop for the 40th time.
If you really can’t do it, it’s time to ask for help. But drugs stop change.
The Sages say that more than the results, our effort makes us meritorious.
Forgetting your goals is normal. Just keep on plowing.
Focus on actions rather than just good or bad feelings.
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach says that this world is like a hospital. If you would be perfect, you would be let go the next day. We’re all here for healing.
Ram Dass said one of his disembodied friends answered the question of what’s life for. While you’re in school, why don’t you take the curriculum?
My answer to what’s the purpose of life is: Exactly the purpose you give it.
Rabbi Simcha Wasserman says: Do what makes you tremendously happy.
May you see success by your life.