Auteur: Mohammed Faris
Every morning when you wake up, a battle begins. It’s a battle between forces that want you to become the best version of yourself and others that want to drag you down to become the worst version of yourself. These forces (some are internal, others are external) are always at war with each other, trying to win your soul to join them. And every day, through your choices and actions, you’re strengthening and supporting one force or the other.
Thinking of your life as a battle might seem a bit exaggerated and confrontational. However, it’s a powerful metaphor that can help play a critical role in your personal development and improvement.
When Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was coming back from one of his expeditions, he made a powerful remark to his companions as they were reaching their hometown: “We are finished with the lesser jihad; now we are starting the greater jihad.” He explained to his followers that fighting against an outer enemy is the lesser jihad and fighting against one’s self is the greater jihad.
When you’re in a battle, there are two possible consequences: either you win or you lose. No one wants to be a loser, so here are seven ways to help you succeed every day:
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