The Motivation Honeymoon

As salamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

This is Muhammad Alshareef.

When we think of motivation, when we’re starting something new and exciting, we kind of think of it like a marriage where we live happily ever after.

Sorry to wake you up sleeping beauty but this isn’t Disney.

Motivation instead works like a honeymoon, you might be excited for one weekend, one month, maybe even one year you’re excited but there’s going to be a time when you got to get to normal life and things aren’t so rosy and they’re not so sweet.

Think of it like this, if you get on a motorcycle with no helmet, no guards on your legs, you’re wearing sandals.

You’re assuming that you’re never going to crash.

Now, the problem happens when you do crash and you’re probably going to die.

Rather than acting like that, assume that a crash might happen and in the case of motivation, it will happen and prepare for it in advance by putting your helmet on from now or having a strategy of what to do when crash comes.

As salamu alaikum warahmatullah.

About the Author Muhammad Alshareef

Founder and President of DiscoverU, an Islam-based personal development institute. Muhammad Alshareef graduated Islamic Law from Madinah University and holds a Masters Degree from West Virginia University. Canadian, ethnically Egyptian, and a true citizen of the world. He writes about Islamic solutions to popular personal development questions.

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Ham Rashid says

Thanx for the advice. Jazakallah khair

Hayiath Qureshi says

I’m actually going through the same emotions. I enrolled myself in an online MA in Islamic Studies course but finding it difficult to carry on

Nasiera says

Subghanallaah! This happens so often. But Allaah Ta’ala is so Merciful that He keeps testing those He loves so that we keep coming back to Him begging for HIS guidance, direction and Mercy…and when He answers our duas, we are once again assured and motivated to continue striving for His Sake. The key is not to fall into despair but continue to return to Allaah begging …

A. Pasha says


Thank you for selecting the right topics.

With kind regards,

A. Pasha

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