Posted February 10, 2014 at 11:45pm
As you approach any step in life, take a second to talk to yourself. Figure out what you expect and what you are willing to accept from this step. Write them down. Then, before and after every small action taken towards that step, reevaluate to make sure you’re sticking to what you wrote down. It’s far too easy to get pulled in by the thrill of things or the excitement of the moment. Be wise, seek advice from God and from people you trust, and know yourself fully. Then, move forward.
مَن كَانَ يُرِيدُ حَرْثَ الْآخِرَةِ نَزِدْ لَهُ فِي حَرْثِهِ وَمَن كَانَ يُرِيدُ حَرْثَ الدُّنْيَا نُؤْتِهِ مِنْهَا وَمَا لَهُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِن نَّصِيب
ٍWhoever desires the gain of the hereafter, We will give him more of that gain; and whoever desires the gain of this world, We give him of it, and in the hereafter he has no portion.