15 Ramadan 2016: Time for Resolutions

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.  – Tony Robbins

RLWhile we might not always achieve them, setting goals guides us in terms of where we should at least intend to direct our energy.

Without goals, there is no accomplishment, and without accomplishment, one doesn’t move forward, and without moving forward, one is definitely moving backwards, and moving backwards means that we are not making our short time on earth really count.

People typically set resolutions at the beginning of the year, and I used to do that, but defining them mid-Ramadan, I have found, is the most optimum time to do so.

It is believed that Ramadan is not only a physically bounded time, be it in hours or days, for fasting. Ramadan is believed to be a time when everything, in the heavens and on earth, change to accommodate for greater goodness and less evil, satanic whisperings are at a minimum and what we are left with is a raw form of ourselves.

So having experienced the first 15 days of Ramadan, I am always astounded with learnings about who I am. I am more clear headed, more accepting of things and more calm … but at the same time, situations expose my weaknesses more than any other time of the year. Of course, I am talking about weaknesses that become barriers to us achieving our dreams, goals and living the best life we can and being the best that we can be.

So at mid-Ramadan I ask myself, what are my weaknesses and what am I going to do about them from now until next Ramadan?

So take a moment and look at yourself, what have the past 15 days telling you?



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