Assets, ranks, and positions that are often used as benchmarks for success, in practice often lead people to error. May Allah the Greatest grant us caution for success. Because, people who are tested with failures are more easily successful than those who are tested with success.
Many people who stand to face difficulties, but few people who can not stand when facing convenience. There are people who are patient when they do not have wealth, but many people cannot control themselves when they are blessed with abundant wealth. Apparently, assets, ranks, and positions that are often used as benchmarks for success, in practice often lead people to error.
What exactly is success? Maybe everyone has a different view of success. But simply, success can be said as the success of achieving something that has been targeted. In the Islamic view, success is not merely an aspect of the world, but also touches on the aspect of the hereafter.
Success, at least includes five things. First, if the activities we do become a charity. What it means is that we do a lot if it's not worth charity. Second, if our names are getting better. What it means is that we get money, get assets or a position if our names are smudged.
Third, if we continue to increase knowledge, experience, and insight. What is the meaning if the treasure increases, but science and reward do not increase. If this happens, we will only be trapped by the assets we have.
Fourth, we are called success if we can establish friendship with other people, so that we increase our siblings. What does it mean to get money and position, but our enemies multiply. By establishing friendship, God willing, more people will love us. If people already love, then he will mobilize his knowledge to add to our knowledge, devote his insight to develop our insights, and provide energy and property to protect us.
Fifth, we are called success if the work we do can provide great benefits to others. Rasulullah SAW said, "The best people are the people who have the most benefits." The more the path to success for others, the more successful we will be.
In essence, success belongs to everyone. The problem is, not everyone knows how to get that success. There are at least seven formulas that we can do to achieve that success. Namely with 7B. All seven techniques must be all there, if one is not there, then it cannot be said to be a success.
B first, worship properly. Worship is the foundation of intention, the foundation of the track that we will make. Anyone who wants to build success, he must improve his worship. Repair, continue to improve worship. Who will guide us if our worship is bad? Who will protect us from slipping if our worship does not work? Didn't Allah SWT promise to help the people who worship well. In essence, worship is the foundation that will keep us awake on the right track.
B second, good character. Good morals are proof of true worship. Whatever we do, if based on bad morals will undoubtedly end in destruction. What is good morality? Respond to everything with the best attitude.
B third, learning is endless. Therefore, the question we must ask is whether we like learning? Every day the problem increases, needs increase, and the situation changes. How can we respond to situations that continue to change with knowledge that doesn't increase!
B fourth, work hard smart and sincere. Sweeping is not always synonymous with success. Smart thinking is part of hard work. In principle, a maximum result will be achieved if we are able to actualize our worship, morals, and knowledge in quality work.
The fifth B, modest in life. This is a very important point. Many people work hard and get what they want, but they cannot control themselves. Understanding is not poor, simple is to use something as needed. With modesty we will have the ability to control ourselves by not being enslaved to desires.
B sixth, help others. Love to help others is a sign of success. We must be persistent so that the strength we have can be added value to others.
B seventh, always cleanse your heart. If our heart is diseased, it will grow the sense of ujub, ria, sum'ah, takabur, and others. This condition will make our deeds meaningless; no longer beautiful in the world and no more blessings for the Hereafter. Allah SWT said, On days when wealth and children are not useful, except those who come to God with a heart that is saved. (Surah Ash-Syu'ara: 88-89).
If we do this formula well, God willing, it will have an impact on self-success, impact on the environment, and at the same time also have an impact on our success in the hereafter. You know answered.
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