Thousands of years before the term "proactive" was coined by motivational experts, the Jewish Sages gave this indispensable tool for success a name. They called it zerizus.
Zerizus is the quality within us that fuels achievement, the trait that takes what we are capable of and turns it into real accomplishment. Zerizus is, in the words of author Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, the "joyful willpower" that we all need to make our dreams come true.
Zerizus takes us from "I wish" to "I will."
Zerizus is not about hurry. It's not about pushing, aggression or aimless, rushed activity. As we cultivate zerizus we learn to create meaningful, doable goals and actually reach them. As zerizus becomes a part of our lives, we find joy and serenity in our lives, as well as practical accomplishment.
Like Rabbi Pliskin's other many bestselling books, Taking Action: The Art of Joyful Zerizus is full of wise insights, practical advice, true-life stories, and his trademark good humor. Tens of thousands of people have had their lives enriched by Rabbi Pliskin's books; now, he takes us to an even higher level of happiness and self-satisfaction as he shows us how to harness the power of zerizus to live our dreams.