Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Giving 75% vs. Giving 100%

This story is a fictional mashal....

Recently a shul president sent a questionnaire re: a prospective Rabbinical candidate. The previous employer sent back something like this:

«Dear Isaac Sheini, President of Beth Hechadash

Rabbi Ezra is a good person and he gets it right about 75% of the time

However, we had a lingering problem. Whenever something was incomplete, or if he failed to say the right thing the FIRST time, he never bothered himself to fix it, to make it right. Even when we outlined for him how to rectify it - he still had this attitude that "it's 'good enough' as it is. And so why bother following up on suggestions for improvement?"

In the beginning his pleasing personality won us over. Over time all the loose ends became unraveled

You will no doubt be fine with Rabbi Ezra during the first 2-3 years of the honeymoon period. You may find that after that things get messy


President of Qehillat Rishon»


This coming year, are you aiming to be a 75%-er or a 100%-er?

Are your goals more about excellence or more about mediocrity?

Gmar Tov


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