Suffering is a result of being stuck, of not being able to move. Few things are more painful than finding out that you were able to move, but you didn’t. It hurts to come face to face with our potential, to see what we might have been, had we moved. The yetzer hara tries to get us to blame everyone else, to stay comfortable, to remain stuck in place.
Make a decision to move ahead, to take responsibility and move, and wherever you end up, that’s where Hashem wants you to be.
It’s exhilarating. You did yours. ~ R’ David Lieberman