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Just Do It

We all have reasons why we don’t do the things we say we want to. Our minds and hearts know the person we want to be and the life we want to live, but it seems awesomely difficult sometimes to put that knowledge into practice. Nevertheless, the answer is (with apologies to Nike) Just Do It. If you want to see a change, there is no substitute for action. In case you are tempted to think this is a modern problem, consider these words from the Talmud: Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.