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Success in Islam

Success in IslamEvery human being has the desire to be successful but very few achieve what they want to achieve. Why is that so many of them struggle to do what they want to? A student wants to study but struggles to study. A corporate executive wants to achieve excellence in his profession but ends up as an average performer. An architect wants to be a great designer but fails, despite having practiced for years. The main reason for all these failures is mind-body discord.

For most people, the mind and the body are never in balance. A friend once told me that he had taken bath twice that day. When I asked him why, he told me that when he had finished taking bath the first time, he wasn't sure whether he had applied soap or not. So, he went back to the bathroom to take bath once again. What had happened? When my friend took bath for the first time, his body was taking bath but his mind was somewhere else. That's why he couldn't remember whether he has applied soap or not. I used to go through similar experience as well. I remember till a couple of years ago, after having locked my house and come out of the apartment, I would go back to check whether I had actually locked the door or not. Needless to say, when my hands were locking the door my mind was somewhere else. That's why my mind never registered whether I had locked my house or not. Today when I lock the door, my body is involved in locking the door and so is my mind. I don't have to go back to check if I have locked the door or not. When both your body and mind are involved in the same activity, you attain mind-body unison.

When a student sits in the morning to study, his mother may look at her son studying and thinking, "Wow! My son is studying so sincerely." Now, this student may have his eyes on the book but his mind is on the cricket that he is going to play after two hours. So, this student sits with the book for two hours and keeps thinking about cricket. At the end of two hours, nothing has entered his brains. Finally, the student goes out to play. Now when the student is playing cricket, he keeps feeling guilty for not having studied properly. He keeps worrying about what he will write in the next day's examination. Finally, he leaves the play ground frustrated at not having played well. If we look at both the activities of this student - that is studying and playing cricket, he failed to live up to his own expectations in both because of mind-body discord. Whenever the body and mind are going in different directions, you will only experience mediocrity and failure.

When you study, study - don't think about cricket. When you play cricket, play cricket - don't think about exams. When you want to draft a letter, draft the letter - don't think about your wife. When you want to listen to a customer of yours, listen - don't think about the party you have planned for the night. When you are having food, have food - don't think about your bank balance.

Whenever you want to do an important task, you must first cut off all your other thoughts. Bring your mind and body into unison for the task at hand. Give your 100% to that task. If you can do that for every important task that you perform, you will definitely achieve excellence. Your will succeed beyond your own expectations, and your family and friends will look up to you with a twinkle of happiness in their eyes.

Success Stories: Secret of Success or Focus is Efforts

Secret of Success or Focus is EffortsA young man asked Socrates the secret of Success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning and they met.

Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The man struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there until he started turning blue.

The young man struggled hard and finally managed to get out and the first thing he did was to gasp and take deep breath. Socrates asked "What you wanted the most when you were there?" The young man replied 'Air.'

Socrates said that's the most secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted air, you will get it. There is no other secret. Hence, it takes efforts more than little, by keeping mind - body unison to be successful.

Positive thinkers find opportunity in every difficulty and negative thinkers find difficulty in every opportunity.

There is no secret to SUCCESS. It is the result of hard work, preparation, persistence and learning from failures.

Also Remember:

  • Life is a test.
  • Islam is the best.
  • Namaz is a must.
  • Aakhirat is for rest.
  • World is only dust.
  • If Quran is in chest,
  • nothing needed next.
  • Obey Allah (SWT) first,
  • Success will be next.
Success Stories: Success breeds Success

Success breeds SuccessThere was a farmer who grew superior quality, award-winning corn in his farm. Each year, he entered his corn in the state fair where it won honors and prizes.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew his corn. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

"How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors, when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?" The reporter asked. "Why sir?"

The farmer replied, "Didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen grains from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior, sub-standard and poor quality corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I have to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors to grow good corns."

The farmer gave a superb insight into the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbors' corn also improves. So it is in the other dimensions and areas of life!

Those who choose to be in harmony must help their neighbors and colleagues to be at peace. Those who choose to live well must help others live well. The value of a life is measured by the lives it touches.

Success does not happen in isolation; it is most often a participatory and collective process. So share the good practices, ideas and new knowledge with your family, friends, team members and neighbors and all. As they say: "Success breeds Success."

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