Not long before his passing, Reb Zushya of Anapoli told his disciples: “When I appear before the heavenly court in judgment, they’re not going to ask me, ‘Zushya, why weren’t you as great as Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob?’ They’re going to ask me, ‘Zushya, why weren’t you Zushya? Why weren’t you the best Zushya you could possibly be?’ ”

This thrust motivating every individual to use his own capacities, whatever they may be, to the utmost has always characterized the relationship the Rebbe has established with people from many different walks of life. We have collected several examples of various people whose relationship with the Rebbe has escalated their potential for achievement.