Friday, October 19, 2012

Finishing Projects Early

Most of us learned long ago not to wait until the last minute to complete a task. Usually because more things get in the way unexpectedly the longer we procrastinate.

Planning as they say is everything. But what if you just go through the motions never expecting to really need to finish your project? Doesn't make you feel warm and fuzzy does it?

But what if you knew the world was coming to an end? Everything you saw, people you knew would soon be wiped out by a flood. What would you do? What if you had a hundred years to think about it and prepare for it? Would it make you feel any better?

This week's parsha has the story of Noach or Noah as most peple know him. Most people know the basics but did you realize he had over 100 years to build the ark and prepare himself and others?

Yet even after all of that he still only getst into the ark he built on THE day the rain began. How did he know that day was THE day and not just normal rain? Because the water started flooding and some stories say it was up to his neck when he decided to get inside finally. As the Hebrew says on that day during the day if you follow the Hebrew.

13. On this very day, Noah came, and Shem and Ham and Japheth, Noah's sons, and Noah's wife and his sons' three wives with them, into the ark. יג. בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה בָּא נֹחַ וְשֵׁם וְחָם וָיֶפֶת בְּנֵי נֹחַ וְאֵשֶׁת נֹחַ וּשְׁלֹשֶׁת נְשֵׁי בָנָיו אִתָּם אֶל הַתֵּבָה

And so if we learn nothing else in life, try not to put off what will become inevitable. Your client is waiting at the other end and making them wait is not in your best interest or theirs. Do your best to finish your projects early and not wait until it is too late.
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Parsha Noach in the book of Bereishit, 6:9-11:32 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 business sense to what we can learn on a weekly basis. Enjoy, Shabbat Shalom