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
It's not just passion, energy and 'I-know-how-to-goal-set-to-achieve' attitude we need in life - but we need DESIRE!
It needs to be deep-rooted within our heart and soul.
We need to plant the seed of desire in ourselves if we want to achieve.
I read an article via FB and it's really been an emaan booster and even a desire booster to achieve all my different goals in life to iA attain the highest of Jannah al-Firdaus in the akhira.
I pray you all benefit from this article and always remember; 'What works for you - works for YOU!'.
Yeah, sure, we get tips and advice etc but no two people are the same and no two people will learn the same way - so use different methods and come up with some unique ways of your own as well iA.
Go ahead and read on and always remain hopeful and never despair of Allah's mercy!
...Every night before you go to bed spend at least 15 to 30 minutes to reflect on your day - what were your aims for the day - did you achieve all your goals - how was your ibaadah level - what is the one new thing you did - have you moved one step closer in fulfilling your dreams.
If we don't account for our day we become lazy and complacent - we lose focus, and we become less determined - our passion levels drop and we start to lose respect for ourselves because we are not focusing and feel guilty - again it all goes back to our values and what we value and how much we value it and what will we do to achieve it.
Make it a habit - every night - 15 to 30 minutes and during this time you can also prep for the day/week ahead - get your to-do list sorted and get your sub-conscious mind working on what you will do the following day when it comes.
We need to account our selves and prepare ourselves for the big day when we will get judged and all our limbs will bear witness - what did we do with them and did we use them for the sake of Allah or did we abuse them.
Reflect each night and let's fix up before we get fixed up!
Ever found yourself wanting to do something so bad but you have a billion negative thoughts in your mind and so you don't do it?
Stop the negative thoughts - they are exactly just that - thoughts and YOU have the power within you to stop the negative thoughts.
The mind is a muscle and needs daily exercise - so exercise it with positive thoughts, positive energy and positive people.
The more you spend your time thinking; 'Should I or should I not' then the longer those negative thoughts will linger - they will become your beliefs - so stop them now and right this moment - this exact moment - go do that one thing which will help you make your dreams manifest - help your dreams become reality insha'Allah.
Right now - Just Do It!
Just do that one thing and watch how you create a chain reaction in your system, your mind and watch that positive energy flow. You won't stop here - but you will continue.
You owe it to yourself - go make your dreams a reality - dream with your eyes open and right now; 'Just Do It!'.
...I always say; 'Respect is not given it is earned'.
We have to earn respect in life.
We all want to be respected but how much respect do we give to others?
No, really, how much?
Reflect on all your relations - friendships - family - etc and be honest with yourself - how much respect do you give them that you demand so much in return?
We should treat others how we want to be treated ourselves.
But sometimes we become selfish and we become; 'I want, I want'.
Don't worry - you will get! You will get your fair share in life.
But become selfless and respect others.
Respect your values and be determined to succeed at your goals - put all your passion into it and give 150% of your focus on that goal - do a little everyday towards that goal - your dream - and insha'Allah you will succeed at it.
Respect yourself and your dreams - everything will happen at its own sweet time - so don't give up and keep trying.
Respect is something that each individual wants - so work on being a good person - work on respecting others rights, choices, views and opinions and watch how everyone will respect you and your goals and your dreams.
Respect is earned not given - so go out there and work hard to earn that respect - by respecting others.
...When you Value your life, your goals, your missions, your visions, your job, your family, your children - when you value your purpose in life then you will be determined to succeed! You will be determined to get up in the morning and do what you have to do.
Get up and show up - even if that means going into your home office or opening up your diary and looking at your to do list - be determined to make the most of the day and each hour - do something towards your goal and make it happen.
Set yourself up on the straight path when you wake up - make your prayers, read your Qur'an, make dua and make a promise - tell yourself that you will complete your to do list.
Be determined and work with passion - keep the end in mind - what is your ultimate goal and what do you want to achieve - how much does it mean to you - what will it cost you if you didn't do it?
Be determined and stay focused - and make the most of each day - as the day passes it will not return - so be determined to succeed and you will achieve.
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