When you toil in Torah studies, feel joy in your efforts even if you have not achieved your desired goal. It is a mistake to feel discouraged and to consider yourself unsuccessful if you have sincerely toiled in your studies. The toiling itself is success and you can feel satisfaction and joy.
(Rabbi Noson Wachtfogel, of blessed memory, mashgiach of
Lakewood Yeshiva, Sichos Mussar, p.71; see Rabbi Pliskin's
"Gateway to Happiness," p.99)
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