Hardly have time to spent for my blog lately. Things getting too many in my head. But still I just sit there and doing nothing. Like most people I tried to achieve - success in life. But what actually is success. Having a big car, big house and a lot of money? Hmm quite subjective this thing call success, at least for me.
“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”- Bill Cosby
I kinda agree with what Cosby said. Most of our time been spend to please other people. We afraid of doing things that good for ourselves just because we afraid what might others would say. What people might say is more important than our own self. Afraid of hurting others feeling is far critical than serving our own interest. But we live in community meaning with other people surrounding us. Basically we cant live alone, we need others. Should that be the reason we had to please others.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”- Steve Jobs
Yes I totally agreed with you -Steve Jobs. In your life you were very successful.We listen too much to others and neglected what our heart told us.
So if we were successful should that bring us happiness. Laterally thinking the answer should be yes. This actually what all people looking for. The happiness. The best would be the happiness here and after.
Many people wonder what the secret to happiness is. In Islam, this secret has been revealed to us in the Quran and Sunnah: the way to true happiness is through Taqwa. Allah said: “And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine.” (65: 2-3).
Taqwa is to fear Allah by practicing the things that Allah loves, and avoiding the things that He hates, or things that may lead to what He hates. Every decision that we make, down to the smallest things, should be influenced by our Taqwa. source
So if you are Muslim - Have Taqwa of ALLAH. That is what I have to do too.