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Breakfast with Solomon - Proverbs 19:2

Proverbs 19:2

"Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps errs"

This verse gives a good definition of hurry: proceeding without adequate knowledge. No matter how fast or slow you are going, if you don't have the right knowledge then you are hurrying. On the other hand, no matter how fast you are going, it is not hurry if you have adequate knowledge.

The quest then is for the proper knowledge. Usually in every endeavor there are certain bits of knowledge that must be obtained. Without those bits of raw data or information, it is unwise to move forward. In order to move a project or decision along, one must move along the acquisition of this crucial knowledge.

Each person is tempted to move ahead with only part of the information needed. We want to guess on the rest or project that those bits of information are not critical to the decision. But they are and will sink the endeavor if they go against the decision you want to make.

There is another foolish thing that some are prone to do. That is to go into the knowledge-acquisition mode to such a degree that even after the crucial bits of information are gathered, there is still no decision to move ahead because there is always more information to gather. This is killing an idea through study.

The crucial question is: Do you have all the information that you really need to make a decision? Should you wait until you have another bit of information? If you have the crucial pieces of information, then move ahead and make the decision. It is not hurrying if you have knowledge you need.

Until tomorrow,

Gil Stieglitz

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