Ramadan Series - Day 25
“The most beloved actions to Allah are those performed consistently, even if they are a few.”
When in the high points of being motivated, what sweeps past us swiftly and quietly is the idea of being realistic. Your heart is full and ready to take on the day, whatever it throws at you, invincible almost. While the feeling is empowering, it is short lived and barren. It doesn’t matter much in the long run because those few moments were followed by a long tumble down. Those high points aren’t a problem if they come between points of doing work consistently because by themselves they aren’t sustainable goals. You might feel motivated to read many pages of Quran one day, but find it difficult to open the mushaf the next. Instead, keep it small and simple, maybe half a page or more depending on your reading level. Then do that everyday for a week, month, year. Until you are comfortable enough to add another half and let it settle into your daily life. Then, another. The same can be applied to du’a and praying sunnah, just one a day until that becomes your norm, then grow from there. The most beautiful thing about this is that it will help grow your strength to complete your obligatory actions, many which we fall short of. Adding extra good deeds then builds a shield around your must do’s, locks them in place so it is difficult to not complete an obligatory action. Of course a human fails from time to time, but this mindset helps elevate your spirituality and adds to your productivity. However, it all starts small and consistent.