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Many times we put off doing something because it’s ordinary, for doing that one big extraordinary thing.  We wait for a “Eureka” moment to do what we need to do.  Yet we don’t realize that doing a bunch of ordinary things consistently is what makes us extraordinary.  Everyone has the ability to lose weight, to better their character, to memorize the quran, to smile at the face of their brother, etc, etc…but do we do this consistently?  Or do most just do it once or every once in a while and then give up?  When we look at our role models we have to understand that they didn’t become that way overnight, they did a bunch of ordinary things consistently and never gave up.

 So if you are waiting for that one moment to start praying, to read the quran, to learn the religion, to develop better ikhlaq, to learn a new hobby or to lose weight, guess what? That moment is now. Carpe Diem. Sieze the Day!

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) stated, “The two feet of the son of Adam will not move on the Day of Judgement in front of his Lord until he is asked about five things: about his life, and how he spent it? And about his youth, what did he consume it in? And about his money, how did he earn it? And what did he spend it on? And how much did he act upon what he knew?”