In the Holy Book of Quran, it's mentioned that Allah (SWT) knows everything, and all that happens in life is a result of His planning and He has created human from a clot. In life we should live like everything happens for a reason. Never give up should be the agenda of our lives till our last breath. We have to make ourselves valuable and worthy, not because of the high standard in the society, but because of the fact that we truly deserve it. Almighty Allah (SWT) has given us the most precious and the greatest gift of life , why we waste it by expecting a lot from others, why aren't we making ourselves enough capable to meet our expectations.
In times of hardship, if you're not standing there for yourself, how can you even put hopes on anyone else? Your happiness is your duty; none is in charge for that. We are living in an era full of disappointments and selfishness, at least try to be there for yourself. If you start disappointing yourself then no one is going to help you out. No doubt there are people who support, motivate, strengthen and inspire us, but it's you who is going to change the future and make the difference.
If you go through, Surah Yusuf, the Surah is all about courage and confidence and the aim of the Surah is to educate us that Allah’s (SWT) manipulation of things is different from the limited perception of human's. Also in Surah-al-Zumar, it’s mentioned, "Do not lose hope in Allah’s (SWT) mercy, for Allah certainly forgives all sins. He is all forgiving and most merciful [Gaffur-ur-Raheem]”.
The need of the hour is to think about yourself. If people have a habit to criticize, why we waste our energy on such pessimistic thoughts and behave like ‘pencils with broken nibs’. Rather we should endeavor to stay out from the influence of such people and our mandatory obligation should be to put ourselves on the right way so as to achieve success and prosperity and show the world the real you and the rest will be taken care of.
On the road of success lots of hurdles will come in your way, and some distractions will try to demoralize you but you need to be steadfast and trust Allah (SWT) as He is the only one to guide us on the straight path. Always have faith on it that Allah (SWT) never burdens a soul beyond its capacity. Patience, Tolerance and Tawakul are the strongest pillars of the universe, adopt them and act accordingly and you'll never be a loser.
Never give up in your lives, whenever the tough situations overburden you and you want to quit, just relax over there and think positively and never lose hope. Remember, the one who can't motivate himself, none power of the planet could motivate him. Make your perception different from the rest, so the people can recognize your true potential. As Bruce Lee said, "Not conviction, not method, but perception is the way to truth". We should be the reason for our living. As our Holy Prophet (PBUH) said," The greatest jihad is to battle your own soul, to fight the evil within yourself."
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