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It’s okay to fall

go-out-there-and-do-amazing-things-main1Have you ever wanted to do something and did you ever let the only thing hold you back be your fear of not doing it right? Have you ever been so aware of other people’s stare that you simply couldn’t get through with something? Well, you know, the thing is its okay to mess up. Because we are constantly learning by doing mistakes.

There are always going to be people who are waiting for you to fall. They are always on the look-out for a time you are going to fail. They will be agog to applaud every time you make a mistake. They will be waiting for a chance to say “Ah-Ha!” by pointing at their finger at you, as if you were born to be perfect. They will be suppressing a wicked smile all throughout and when you mess up they will erupt with mockery. And the problem will be if you are not ready for it. You have to be strong when that moment comes. You can’t let their menacing laughter shrink you down or set you running the way you came. You have to be able to take it. You should be able to absorb the heat, stand up firmly and keep going.

You are always live on stage. There is always going to be an audience. But you have to go out there and take a risk sometimes. You have to put yourself in an uncomfortable situation to make you comfortable. You have to get scared to become fearless. And while you are doing that you can’t expect everyone to close their eyes and turn away. And you can’t wait for the coast to get clear. Because the coast will never be clear.

So, don’t let that fear, uncertainty and lack of self confidence thwart yourself. You can’t let them hold you back from doing what you dream of.

So, even if you do fall, remember, it’s okay.

“The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.”
-Vince Limbardi-

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Life Is All About Being Thankful For

thankful_fundrazr-e1385416479443How many times have you been brushed by death? Do you keep count or have you lost count? We may or may not know when we are about to die. But we do know that death is inevitable. It might have been that time when you were walking on the road and a coconut from a palm tree nearly missed you by an inch. Or it might have been the time when you were in a car and got almost crashed into another vehicle. Or It might have been when you were in a lift and it almost broke down. It might have been when you were asleep, and you almost stopped breathing. But you never know. You never know any of these times.

That’s why you have to be thankful. You have to be thankful for all the little things in life. All the good things that happen in your life continuously without you even realizing it. If you are not being thankful, then, you don’t have the right to complain. Because there are a million things in life that is worth being thankful for, than some little things that you need to complain about.

Just think about it. Think about it at the end of the day. Think about it before you go to sleep. How much blessed you are. Ponder about those tiny things that happen. For instance, the time you switch on a lamp with water on your hands and you didn’t get a shock. Or the time you slipped and fell but didn’t injure yourself in anyway. Or the time you got on a plane and landed safely.

Think about how many people there are who care about you even if you don’t know they exist. Think about how many people who you have influenced without even realizing it. Think about how many opportunities Allah has given you even when you didn’t see it. Think about how much Allah has provided you. And yet you don’t have “time” to say Alhamdhulillaahi. You don’t have time to pray when you spend endless hours utilizing what he has given you. We cannot spare five minutes to recite a few pages when we spend hours indulged in reading novels. We should be ashamed of ourselves, shouldn’t we?

Always say Alhamdhulillaahi. Always be thankful.

 

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A battle

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Life is a battle. If you have an army of supporters, helpers, people to cheer you on, it will be easier. But you can’t fight this battle of life if you don’t take initiative. You cannot win this battle if you don’t become a leader. Because, no matter how much they encourage you, how much they try to pull yourself back on your feet, it will be nothing if you don’t have the will to keep moving forward.

You cannot expect someone to be there for you every time you fall. You cannot expect people to come and save you or to pull you back on the saddle. You cannot wait for people to tell that you can do it. You cannot wait for them to say that you have what it takes. Because you need to believe in yourself. Having faith in your self is what it takes to win this battle. Faith is the sword that can break all the barriers blocking your path. If you have faith, you will be strong. You will be strong enough to keep going all by yourself.