Friday, August 10, 2012

You Are Not the Only One Responsible For Every Success

Win a new deal? Gain a new customer? Find something that fixed whatever was broken? And you feel great about yourself don't you?

Depending on your personality type you may spread the word any number of ways.
Do you also thank your team? Anyone else who helped you get to this point?

And if you are religous, do you thank God, as so many of the Olympic medalists have done or do you forget about God?

This week's parsha provides the benefits that come from following and respecting God's wishes but also lay out when God would take those benefits away.

8:17. and you will say to yourself, "My strength and the might of my hand that has accumulated this wealth for me." יז. וְאָמַרְתָּ בִּלְבָבֶךָ כֹּחִי וְעֹצֶם יָדִי עָשָׂה לִי אֶת הַחַיִל הַזֶּה

Hubris strikes and it is at that moment when you forget it is not all about you.

This is not to say you will be punished then and there but your efforts need to be swayed to remember unless you are a one person office, it takes an army of people to make a deal come together...and one deity.

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Parsha Eikev in the book of Devarim, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
It is said that the Torah or Bible could be interpreted in over 70 ways. More likely these days 100's of ways. In light of this idea, I am writing some posts that bring a business sense to what we can learn on a weekly basis. Enjoy, Shabbat Shalom