The biggest obstacle to changing ourselves is discouragement. (Chochmah Umussar, vol.2, p.218)
By adopting the optimistic attitude that you are able to improve, you automatically overcome your greatest obstacle. Believe you can improve and you certainly will be able to. If you are skeptical about your ability to change, your greatest enemy is your skepticism. Once you have overcome that obstacle, the rest will be easier.
(Gateway to Happiness, p.376)
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