Zigzagging Or On A Straight Path
A person has only the attributes and the powers that he needs in order to reveal the true reality and not any other powers or attributes that there can possibly be. The amount, the form, of the inner data that we have and the connection between them, are all arranged and designated only for attaining the goal.
So, no matter what we engage in besides attaining the goal directly and correctly, eventually, we always come to some dead end, experience failure, and are forced to turn back. So, after zigzagging for a long time, which may even take many reincarnations, we finally come to the decision that we must be focused on the real goal.
Then, we will discover that all the attributes that we each have are only for this purpose. If we focus straight on the goal, we discover that we have all the attributes we need in order to attain it, both the good and the bad—if we can call anything bad at all.
Rav Michael Laitman
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 9/22/13, Writings of Baal HaSulam