To be Resolute and Firm that you will do what you say you will do (please people, the good stuff, the good stuff!).
So another Ramadan has ended - Ramadan 1431 - and who knows if we shall be here to see another - *say a prayer - please God another Ramadan, please!* and again we have made some 'resolutions' - BUT, the million dollar question is, will we stick to our resolutions?
And the answer is - Ofcourse WE WILL!!! :)
Ramadan is a perfect time to make new resolutions (yeah, and you thought we should make resolutions for New Year!) - but we should always spend at least 10 minutes at the end of each day to review our day - what did we accomplish? Did we achieve our goals, What can we do better or instead?
Something to take note of - Goals which are written down are more realistic than those which stay in our head and we need to start dreaming more with our eyes open - are you ready to dream and achieve the life you always wanted? :)
God helps those who help themselves - and it is high time we did help ourselves - because Allah (swt) made us the best of all Creations - He (swt) gave us Aql - intellect - and the freedom of choice.
We won't discuss the concept of Qadr (Will) here as it is a deep subject - next time maybe (remind me!) insha'Allah.
We can live the life we want to, be happy, achieve all our dreams and goals - so are we willing to make it?
Write down your goals - choose a couple to start off with so you can get into the flow insha'Allah - and write down why you want to achieve it, what it means to you, when you want to achieve it by and how you will achieve it.
You can have the most giaganticist goal you want - but the key is to write it down, then start breaking it down to manageable chunks - what you aim to achieve this week, next week and by the end of the month.
Your resolutions could be to stop a bad habit - let's say smoking - because smoking is not only a bad habit, it's a very expensive habit, and hey it really does not make you look cool at all!!!
Again write it down and stick it where you can see it - highlight it - and then put down all the things you will do to try and stop - such as attending some stop smoking workshops etc.
The key to achieving happiness in life and attaining the highest of Jannah is to follow the Commands of Allah (swt) and the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) who is the best of all examples and to be positive, surround yourself with positivity, read positivity and live it!!!
If you haven't already then quick grab your 'Thought Book' and get writing and start achieving!
And remember - stay Resolute!!! :)