In a letter to someone who found it difficult to study Torah, the 20th century sage the Chazon Ish wrote:
"Some people find it hard to be diligent in their Torah studies. But the difficulty persists only for a short while - if the person sincerely resolves to submerge himself in his studies. Very quickly the feelings of difficulty will go away and he will find that there is no worldly pleasure that can compare with the pleasure of studying Torah diligently."
(Kovetz Igraos, vol.1, no.8; see Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to
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