“Free will is in a person’s hands, literally. If on wants, on acts, and if one does not want, one does not act.”
There are many people who are confused about this issue, having become so habituated to their behaviors and ways from the time of their youth. They feel that they have no free will and that they are unable to change their behavior. But the truth is otherwise, for every individual certainly possess free will at all times on all issues, and one acts as one wants to. Understand this well.
Rebbe Nachman, Likutei Moharan II: 110