Rabbi Sholom Kesselman
One of the greatest contributions the Rebbe gave us is the way in which he taught us to think and approach life. Below is a short list of the ones which have impacted me most:
• You are capable of infinitely more than you think. Attempt the impossible and it will become possible.
• There is nothing you can ever do to make G-d stop loving you. He’s not letting go; why should you.
• Touch one person and see the chain reaction as they touch the next. Affect one individual-change the world.
• Everything matters. Even a single thought is highly significant to G-d; never underestimate their impact.
• A setback is G-d’s way of telling you: “you’re ready for something greater.” Don’t resent it; embrace it.
• The less it’s about you, the happier you’ll be. The opposite of happiness is self-centeredness.
• Our grandparents proved loyal to G-d in face of oppression. We must prove so in face of freedom / affluence.
• You carry the ultimate responsibility for realizing G-d’s purpose in creation. Stop trying to pass the buck.
• Don’t accept being in exile. Never get comfortable with it and never stop demanding redemption.