Monday, November 23, 2020

Do It Now or Consciously Delay

My son and I had a talk the other day about the practice of the late and great rabbi, Menachem Mendel Schneerson (often called the Rebbe) who followed a practice of immediately doing important things.

Did that mean that the Rebbe had no sense of priorities? Does that mean that his practice should always be followed?

No. It means that he knew the power of immediate action and that he was wary of the immense temptation to lapse into unnecessary delays.

I suggest keeping two people in mind: 

Rabbi Schneerson with his "Do it now" approach and former Secretary of State George Shultz with his advice to "Don't just do something. Stand there."

Each can be right but not at the same time.

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