From my Facebook Wall (www.facebook.com/mmtijjani)
A Youthful Status Update:
“I'm not gonna change for anyone, I don't care what people think, because I am me, and proud of it” - Anonymous
My Comment, shared:
Remember, you were once a baby who couldn't even talk among many other things, right?
Then you were also an illiterate, who couldn't read or write once.
Again you were a small child, with no focus, maturity, dreams, aspirations or swagga in life, true?
Yet again, you were not so many other things that you are so proud of being now.
Yet you changed from all that to become your current you, right?
Now, you are saying what...what is that again?
“I'm not gonna change for anyone. I don't care what people think...."
So, are you telling us this (your current status, age, wealth, qualification, position, kindness, soundness etc) is the limit of your hope and ambition in life?
No more positive changes for good or changes from bad or the negative?
You mean you've reached the very apex of what you wanna be in life?
You are gonna remain static, stagnant, expired, outdated for the rest of your 80 or more years of your life on earth?
YOU ARE "NOT GONNA CHANGE FOR ANYONE" NO MORE? Sad :( Sad :( Sad :(.
Anyway, if you still think it's cooooool, then go ahead and enjoy it :)
Just know that the only thing that is constant and progressive is CHANGE. And it is beyond your CONTROL!"
***End of Quote
So if we can't control Change and it must come to pass, why don't we take advantage of it and make it work for our own good?
CHANGE FOR THE GOOD
Find some time, sit down and take a good look at your life. What and what are you doing right and what are you doing wrong? Write down all the good things you like about yourself that are in accordance with what Allaah and His Messenger (pbuh) ordain. Keep doing them. Study how to develop yourself to make life better. In fact, strive unrelentingly until you are at your very best. But, waste not your time in seeking for perfection in your expectations. It's beyond human realm.
CHANGE FROM THE BAD
Similarly, list out what you are not happy about in your life. Ask yourself why you find them unsatisfactory. Think carefully what you need to do towards changing the status quo. Be truthful to yourself, for nothing retards progress more than self deceit. Face your fears squarely and seek help from Allaah SWT about vanquishing them, so as to become a better you, thus changing the bad.
THINK POSITIVE, THINK POSSIBLE, THINK PROGRESS ALL THE TIME.
BUT CHANGE, WE ALL MUST!