One of the beauties of the Jewish calendar is the refreshing energy of Elul and the opportunity it brings for teshuvah. No matter how we performed the year before, we can put it behind us and look forward to a new year.
Just as in business, most of the time we work, we focus on the bottom line. Yet every once in a while, we take a step back and take stock of what we’ve accomplished, analyzing whether our efforts have been sufficient, did we focus on the right area, and so on.
The best part, of course, is that our Boss is also our Father, and He wants us to be successful even more than we do. And He judges our success with chessed. All we need is to be sincere in our efforts to improve.
Let’s take advantage of this unique time and try shaking off even one bad habit or increasing our efforts in just one small area.
The results might surprise us.
Wishing you a wonderful Shabbos,