A Question Only You Can Answer for Yourself!
By: Maham Masood
For many of us, we come up with an inventory of goals, desires, and aims to achieve. Things we would like to try and do. Travel, move up in our career, begin our own business. But there’s that lingering question, am I enough?
Some time ago i asked a teenager miss Muqadas the same question to which she responded,
“maybe yes or maybe no: i think yes i am on the correct track because I am doing the things
in which I am comfortable. My heart is happy. But at the same time, I conjointly suppose I’m not on the right path because the tasks which I think make me comfortable are not yet achieved
or those which have been achieved aren’t sensible in other people opinions”
So, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to decide to stop worrying less concerning if you’re on the correct path and begin asking more important queries like what kind of person I want to become? What my values can be? And how will I move in the correct direction? Slowly over time, I learned a way to love and embrace the journey I’m on, though it seems not being the “right one” for me later,
even if it’s messy, even if it’s scary and even when it seems like nothing is working out in my favor. If in 2 years I decide that this is no longer the journey I want to be on and there’s something else I would like to pursue, it’ll be okay. At the end of the day, I’m still me and love who I am and that is what counts.
” If you are able to enjoy what you do and doing it the best that you can, then you’re on the right track “
We are on a constant lookout for clues that tell us the path being followed. Firstly, ‘dream big’.
” A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules.”
If you dream big then you will also have to act big. When you are on a course that’s taking you where you want and need to be, it can be as if the universe start sending you what you need to accomplish your goal. Secondly, have a positive outlook towards life.
Every coin has two sides so does life. Fight your problems with a strong mindset and will. Thirdly, you know you are on the right track when you become more well-off with yourself. You know what is valuable in life and you have started to prioritize those values.
Fourthly, failure give us a chance to prove ourself in a good way. Remind yourself that there is no success without failure Finally, networking with a humane touch is important. You know you are on the right path if your family and friends are there to support you. On the way to achieve your dream do not forget to help people and acknowledge their effort in your achievement. This way you can touch a lot of lives.
The next question is how to set yourself on the right path?
Why you are stuck on this ? Answer is simple
‘Change your path to change your life’
What does change your path means? It means doing something different. To create a different self, you need to do things that might feel uncomfortable. It will require a lot of hard work. It will not happen in days but will take some time. May be a lot.
Changing your path means making one small change. That change could be waking up 20 minutes early every morning to continue the exercise you have missed because of the busy schedule, it could mean doing something ,anything different than the daily routine.
Tomorrow you’ll not be the same person that you are today and for many people , that would be fine. But is there an alternative self you’d rather become? It’s your turn!
Imagine yourself as the main character in a novel you were writing , how would your story end?
What causes the young generation to deviate from the right path? This is because it is an age of anger, aggression, temptation and frustration. There are a lot of mood swings. One does not know either this thing is good or bad because of lack of knowledge. They must be under a jurisprudent who is productive, nice of an agreeable style of speech, always offering new ideas presented in an acceptable and comprehensive language and in this way the youths will be closely associated with him.
What will the youth do if they do not find a good example? You have a good example in the character of Allah’s Prophet (Mohammad P.B.U.H).
This is the meaning of a Quranic verse which stresses that the example is a necessity because life becomes perfect only in the presence of an example and a challenge that confronts a person can be overcome only with existence of a good example.
The right path leaves you with no regrets, no doubt, no apology, eventually leading you to a propose in life. You have control over your life do not allow others to dictate you. You feel afraid more often than you feel comfortable. Enjoy life as it is very short. take time out of the busy routine to relax more. Spend it in a useful way by helping yourself as well as others. You will face problems. Many problems but always remember that God is with you. He will not let you down. Be humble and pray. It is OK being messed or crazy it defines you. Prove yourself to yourself not to others.
Trust me at the end of the day, what matters the most is to be able to sleep with a smile on your face and nothing else.