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Accra, Ghana – Imagine having a television set that comes on after an effortless clap or by blowing air; picture yourself in a car that is engineless and starts with a simple push of a button tucked to your dress; or a change-over-machine that speaks and tells you where exactly a fire or electrical fault is in your home.
A pessimistic person would probably come up with tons of arguments regarding the statement “nothing is impossible”. But optimistic people know that this statement doesn’t just simply end with a period. This statement continues with two more dots and two more words “with Allah ”. Faith takes us to heights that no man could ever reach alone.
“I don’t think I can do it”, “there’s nothing I can do about it”, “I’m just this and that”, and so on… These lines are clear indications that one does not believe in what he can do. If these words haunt you everyday and you are reading this, then it’s time that you reconsider what you think of yourself and what you are really capable of.
Here are few points you might want to consider:
- We are all gifted. Subhanallah, you should consider yourself really blessed that you are created in the best form as Allah said in the Holy Qur’an: “Verily, We created man in the best stature.”(95:4). To recognize how special you are, is actually the first step towards achieving what you dream of. If Allah the Most High said that you are the best, why else would other people’s opinion matter to you? No one else is you, and no one else could be like you. You are a born miracle.
- You are not a failure until you think you really are. Remember that your words reflect what you believe about your future. If you fail, it’s not the end yet until you quit trying. Keep in mind the phrase “failure is success if you learn from it”. Consider the man who tries to split a huge rock. It might take one hundred blows to make it happen but know that it wasn’t the hundredth blow that made the rock split. It is all the hundred blows that made it! That’s how life works. Success is never a surprise. It’s a product of continuous effort and prayer. Trust in Allah because He will never put your labor into waste. He will always givewhat you deserve.
- Strictly no room for regrets. If you are the kind of person who loves to cocoon himself in the corner and likes to reminisce all the horrors and regrets of yesterday, well, you really won’t achieve anything in there but bags of frustration. Moving on is like a marathon: you won’t be able to win if you keep on looking back. Remember that no matter how bad things were for you, there is always room for improvement. Your past is not a representative of your future. Leave it behind and move forward. Allah (S.W.T) is always there to comfort you, and remember that He always believes in you. Don’t act as if there is nothing to look forward to.
- Be grateful. Not believing in yourself can actually be a form of denying the blessings of the Rabbul ‘Alamin. You don’t want to be branded ungrateful by your Lord, do you? Allah has bestowed us so much favor. He gave us five wonderful senses and amazing faculty of thinking. If you think you can’t use them for anything that is productive, then you really don’t recognize the gifts He had given you. There is no place for ungratefulness in a believer’s life.
There is so much more about you. If you will make Dua and ask guidance from Allah, surely He will show you how special you really are. So what stops you from embracing all the gifts within you? Divorce your negativity and marry the positivity. Believe that you can do it. Go and catch your dream.
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