Embrace change

Motivational Moments #1
by Mufti Ismail Menk

If there is something we all have in common that we have to face in this life, it is the six-letter word CHANGE! As long as you are alive, you must be prepared for changes.

People are usually skeptical about change because they tend to worry about what they would lose rather than what they stand to gain. So often, they merely have a belief that they wish to change but this belief is not coupled with intention. That is why so many fail in the process. The truth in today’s society, the pace of change is immensely faster, and it will only continue to accelerate.

Now, take any part of your life that you wish to change, whether you are a student, a parent, a worker, and apply your mind to it. Seek the help of your Creator each step of the way.

Big changes can be made in small steps. We as human beings need willpower that is lasting. If you want change to last, then you need more than a “just do it” mentality. It needs to be slowly cultivated till it becomes a part of you. I just want to remind you nothing is easy. To get what you want, you need to take action, no quick fix solutions. Work hard at what you want, be it that job, a college admission, a university degree, drawing yourself closer to the Almighty. Do it till it becomes a part of you. Do it till it becomes hard for you to go back to your old way of doing things. Then pray hard, supplicate and ask the Almighty to guide you. If anyone can help you, it is the One who made you!

Embrace change and it becomes easier for you to succeed in your endeavors. Remember success is achieving the best of both worlds.

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