Torah Portion: Shemot (Exodus 1:1 – 6:1)
Tevet 25, 5781
A. She saw how the bandleader overcame an even bigger challenge and felt that she could, too.
A. She’d felt that because she had a physical challenge, she had to put some of the favorite things in her life on hold. But a persistent, encouraging friend and a spunky, overcoming bandleader gave her a new perspective and a dose of courage to succeed.
A. No. Once she decided to try and keep going with her life, she’d already become a big success — whether she made the band or not.
A. Nearly all. While there can be some genuine physical limitations, they pale in comparison to the degree one can limit oneself with a negative attitude — and liberate oneself with a positive one.
A. A primary tool for success in life is willpower. Willpower is built by facing obstacles and overcoming them. A challenged person has the opportunity to strive in a way others do not and therefore can hone their willpower to become a dynamo of successful living.
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