In this podcast episode, I talk about the critical aspects of overcoming obstacles, finding purpose and direction in your life, and ensuring success while enjoying the journey.
What obstacles or challenges prevent you from achieving your goals?
What You’ll Learn in this Podcast:
- How to shape your life into what you want.
- Defining your goals and pathway
- Building trust in Allah and yourself.
A Purpose Driven Life
In the core of your being, you are successful because Allah (swt) says in Surah Aal e Imran verse 110:
كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ
You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah.
This verse serves as a reminder of who you are and the impact you can have in this world.
It’s important for us to understand what holds us back. It’s not about obstacles or challenges or circumstances because those things can be overcome.
Often, it’s the internal emotional turmoil that derails us. Think about it this way.
If you look at your life without all of the emotions, you’re going to find that you love so many things in your life.
However, when we get stuck in a situation, the mind gets derailed.
And in that derailment, we’re left feeling insecure, agitated, frustrated, or confused.
Sometimes we don’t recognise what we’re feeling and we call it an off mood or confusion. That’s when we want to distract ourselves to work more or do more activities.
To create long-term success in your life, not short-term, there are steps you should be taking and areas you should focus on.
Regardless of whether it’s in your relationships, in your mental health, in your wealth, whatever you’re focused on.
Focus on this for at least the next 30 days.
Define what success means to you. Then you need a clear pathway. You need to know where you’re headed so you have to make a decision about it.
Trust also plays a vital role in your journey so you’re going to need it.
We often don’t trust ourselves and without saying it, we don’t trust Allah.
This is not something to beat yourself up over but it’s something to start working on when you recognise it.
This is what we do in the Nafs Transformation Programme. This is what the Coach Certification programme is about.
The spirituality factor is imperative in every element of success that you want in life.
Define a clear path to your success.
Once you know that, then you need to get to work managing the Nafs, managing the self, all the way to that ultimate goal that you want.
You want to have a great journey all the way there because there’s no need to be miserable all the way there.
The next thing you need is the toolkit to support that journey. Just as you need tools for a physical journey, you also require a toolkit to support your personal development journey.
This is what the Science of the Nafs is. It’s the toolkit for life because it’s based on the Quran and Sunnah.
This toolkit is fundamental for overcoming obstacles, managing setbacks and challenges, and staying on track.
Revelation was meant to give you the tools for life.
On your journey to success, there will be things that go wrong. It’s normal but most of us don’t expect it because we don’t have the right toolkit for our journey.
So we sabotage ourselves. We get upset and mess up our relationships, our health, our wealth, and everything we look at.
We start allowing that internal disarray to become external and impact our lives.
That’s why you’ve got to learn how to manage your heart and your intellectual mind.
One of the things we can get stuck with is fear. You’ve got to recognise that and you need to use the tools.
These tools empower you to face your fears and take action to achieve your goals.
There are many tools in the Science of the Nafs.
It’s all about the journey that you make day to day. Today’s the day that you tool up and you master your skills.
You can set yourself up to love your life, create day-to-day momentum, and feel joy along the way.
You have the power to shape your life and step into it. Start today and indulge in your belief that will create the life you want.
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About the Author: Abdul Shahid – Master Coach Trainer & Therapist of Professional Life Coaches, pioneering The Science of the Nafs Psychology model for healing, transformation and peak performance. Specialist in Mind health, wealth and mastery using this Quran and sunnah based Spiritual Psychology.