I hear complaints from students that advancement toward the goal is slow. I wonder what is meant by “slow” or “fast” and are you “hastening” advancement on the way. It is possible to hasten it only through the right environment. We cannot disregard this; it is worthwhile reading what Rabash and Baal HaSulam wrote on the subject.
If you think that something is not okay and is bad, I would repeat again that “bad” is only a particular state if a person doesn’t have the right environment! And a person must constantly strengthen it. It cannot be the right environment on its own; so until the end, until the end of correction, you will only need to strengthen the environment.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16