Friday, January 4, 2013

Make Your Choice or Have One Chosen For You

Welcome to the anniversary of this blog. It has not quite been a whole year, but the 1st post of this series started with this parsha. As I started to write this one I realized I was focused on the same topic as last year. But there is always something new to find.


All of us at one time or another in business had to go out against all odds and face the wrath of an executive. Sometimes because we are asked, sometime because we are forced.

When God asked Moshe to go to Pharaoh, you know that was not what he wanted. After all, Moshe was wanted for murder and was not really what the palace wanted to see or hear about.


3:10. So now come, and I will send you to Pharaoh, and take My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."
י. וְעַתָּה לְכָה וְאֶשְׁלָחֲךָ אֶל פַּרְעֹה וְהוֹצֵא אֶת עַמִּי בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל מִמִּצְרָיִם:

And yet he went, took some coaxing of course, God does have his means. But Moshe tried hard to get out of it. But real leaders face their challenges and take their orders. They try to minimize the problems in advance but they find the strength to carry on.

The executive will succeed but will they be as triumphant as Moshe was when he left Egypt with Bnei Israel?

Some of us live for these moments, others dread them. Make the choices early on or have them made for you. Moshe was on a predefined course few of us will ever reach. Those among us that have planned so much and live for each day knowing what they want to accomplish are few. 

Maybe you will get called to do your duty for your company, maybe not, but keep in mind, your job can't be harder than Moshe's was when you think about it.
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Parsha Shemot in the book of Shemot, 1:1-6:1 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