Tonight begins the 46th day of the Counting of the Omer represented by Netzach of Malchut, "Endurance in Nobility."
The key to success is not just having a good idea and attempting to bring it to fruition. It is having the determination to reach that goal. The world is full of people with good ideas; but it takes a special individual to have the determination to see it through. I could list for you military commanders who remained undeterred by defeat on the battlefield. The greatest inventors are the ones who have tried and failed, tried and failed, tried and failed a thousand times, until at last it worked and made our lives easier because of them. The greatest Civil Rights leader in our nation's history, Martin Luther King, Jr. perhaps had small victories, but it wasn't until decades after his death that others carried the torch of his vision, and today we see greater victories for minorities in this country.
Our nobility, our vision for a greater outcome for our family, our business and our community is a good thing. For without the vision, there is no first step. Then it comes to will and determination (Netzach, "endurance") which reflects the power and the majesty of our human spirit.
Exercise for the day:
Act on something that you believe in but have until now been tentative about. Take the leap and just do it! If you fail, then do it again!
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