Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. The mitzvah to ‘walk,’ as the Rebbe beautifully explains it, commands us to constantly grow. Do not become sluggish, intellectually or Jewishly. We need to be on the move.
This upbeat speech (my personal favorite of this year) focuses on growth and becoming the best possible versions of ourselves. Along the way we encounter:
We all put up barriers when it comes to doing our best work, telling ourselves we don’t have better ideas, aren’t creative-types, or are past our peaks. But barriers are meant to be broken. Every day, our goal should be to grow in some way, to learn something new. This constant progress is the central ingredient for a rich and fulfilling life, for happiness itself.