The Mishnah (Ta’anit 26b) states that there is no greater day for the Jewish people than Yom Kippur, when we are granted the extraordinary opportunity to do teshuvah (lit. return [to God] – repentance) and atone for our transgressions. Yom Kippur is uniquely powerful in that whoever is earnest in his teshuvah can transform himself through hard work, strive to perfect his character, and can reconcile his relationships with others and with God. Yom Kippur offers a once in a year opportunity to crystallize one’s mission in life and implement a realistic strategy to achieve great strides in actualizing it.