...Anyone who has the guts to go after their dreams is a winner - regardless of the outcome. So drop the fear, pick up the courage and go live the life you dreams. Don't be afraid to be YOU! :)
...Smile your way through the storm because tears will just add to the floods and eventually drown us. Let the storm dry with your smile, your faith, your courage and your belief. Because it will lead you towards your destiny :)
We all want to try new things and learn new skills but sometimes when we take that first step we stop ourselves?
It's ok to fall - how else will we learn and how else will we improve if we don't allow or accept that we will fall?
Courage is not the absence of fear - its actually fear which gives us courage!
"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic." (Anon)
Exactly! And with Allah by YOUR side 24/7 you have nothing to be afraid of - so spread your wings and fly and just go for it! :)
...Wondering 'WHY ME?!' God will give you the same lesson over and over again - until you understand the lesson and are ready to move on.
Sometimes we waste too much time and brain energy on the 'Why Me' part that we are unable to see any solutions.
Step outside of the box and look at the situation from a different view, from a different perspective and you'll be able to see solutions iA.
Change your perspective. Instead of 'Why Me?' Say, 'Try Me!'
It's up to you...
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
...So be courageous!
If you believe it then you can achieve it, iA!
"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I don’t have it in the beginning." Mahatma Gandhi
...And as the proverb goes; 'When the Student is Ready the Teacher Appears'.
Believe you can achieve whatever you wish to achieve and make sincere dua to Allah and He will open the doors of opportunity for you - the 'teacher' will appear to teach you all the skills you need to achieve what you believe.
Here's some quick soul therapy for you iA.
...We ALL have that inner 'Peter Pan' - that inner child who embraced creativity to learn and grow - that we buried as we got older!
As a child you do things because you feel like it, you want to learn, you grow and you are happy.
As an adult you want to justify everything and have a reason for doing it - otherwise its just crazy!
This kills our creativity and our imagination - both can also lead to being unhappy (and boring!).
Today do one thing which you did as a child or teen.
Whatever it is from reading a book in the tree house, painting, gardening, lego, board games, go-karting, whatever - it has to be personal to YOU and what made YOU happy.
Sound crazy? That's what adults always say - don't matter - just for one day be crazy and do something you always enjoyed doing when you were younger :)
How important are YOUR dreams to you??
"The most important thing that affects us is our dreams - our ability to see the future. But here's why we don't reach into the future. We're trapped either by regret of the past or the routine of the present. So make sure that the greatest pull on you is the pull of the future. " Jim Rohn
Dream with your eyes open and make them your reality iA! :)
Got your WBI notebook ready for today's lesson? Good, good...
"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all whoever have." Margaret Mead
So believe in yourself and believe you can make some change - firstly, positive change within yourself and then to your world, iA! :)
Courage and Character...
Two very important qualities for all humans to have and nurture insha'Allah.
"People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest." Hermann Hesse
But at WBI we say; 'Be Courageous and fight your battles head on!'
Ready? Good, good! :D
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