Yitro, Moses’ father-in-law brings Moses’ wife and two children to Moses, who is in the desert. After observing how Moses settles disputes among the Israelites, he advises Moses to choose judges and delegate the easier cases to them. Moses follows Yitro’s advice and Yitro returns to his own land.
“And Yitro, the priest of Midian, the father-in-law of Moses, heard all that God did for Moses and for Israel His people.” (Exodus 18:1) Rashi cites the Talmud (Zevachim 116a): What did Yitro hear to make him come and join the Jewish People? The miracle of the crossing of the Red Sea and the war with Amalek. What was unique about what Yitro heard, didn’t all the other surrounding nations hear about these occurrences as well? The answer is that the others heard and they remained the same. Yitro, however, didn’t merely hear, he took action. Others were moved and inspired for a few moments but stayed where they were. Yitro picked himself up and changed his life. (Ohr Yohail, vol.2 Vayakhail, p. 139)
Everyone has moments of inspiration. The difference between a great person and an ordinary person is that the great person acts upon his/her inspirations. When you obtain an important awareness, let it move you to actual changes in your life.