Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to this phrase of regret, and how to elude them:
1. Wearing a mask to impress others. – If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it. Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are. So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you. You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people. Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you. – The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find. A big part of this is your decision to stay true toyour own goals and dreams. Do you have people who disagree with you? Good. It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path. Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing. Read The 4-Hour Workweek.
3. Keeping negative company. – Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you. Don’t let them get to you. They can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun. When you remember that keeping the company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.
4. Being selfish and egotistical. – A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone. Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired. So carve your name on hearts, not stone. What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.
By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
The true Masjid is not just a safe place for pure monotheistic spirituality but a reflection of the unity, strength, respect, and positive power that Muslims deserve in this world”. Here is an example of that enduring beauty that a strong united Ummah can manifest. Where is this and what does it mean to you?
Don’t waste your words on people that deserve your silence.
No pierda sus palabras en las personas que merecen su silencio.
Heeft uw woorden niet verspillen aan mensen die uw stilte verdienen.
Ne perdez pas vos mots sur les gens qui méritent votre silence.
Vergeuden Sie nicht Ihre Worte auf Menschen, die Ihre Ruhe verdient.
Bùyào làngfèi rén zhídé nǐ de chénmò nǐ dehuà.
Slösa inte dina ord på människor som förtjänar din tystnad.
Ne trat’te vashi slova na lyudey , kotoryye zasluzhivayut vashe molchaniye.
Sessizliğini hak insanlar üzerinde kelime israf etmeyin.
Non sprecare le tue parole sulle persone che meritano il vostro silenzio.
Jangan buang kata-kata Anda pada orang-orang yang layak diam Anda.