Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev once saw a man running in the market place. "Why do you hurry so?" asked the Chassidic master.

"I am pursuing my livelihood," replied the man.

"How do you know that your livelihood lies before you," asked Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, "and you are running after it? Perhaps it lies behind you, and you are running away from it?"