Just Do It

If you’re in love with someone, tell them. Just do it. There’ll never be a ‘right time’, just do it. (Don’t do it over Facebook chat, though. That’s just silly.)

If you’re not in love any more, tell them too. Just do it. Don’t put it off. Fight for it, try your hardest, but if it’s not working, leave. Just do it.

If you’re missing someone, call them. Go ahead, just do it. It might be awkward and make you look like a weirdo, but just do it anyway.

If you’ve made a mistake, say sorry, then show that you’re sorry. Just do it. Don’t worry about it being ‘too late’, just do it. Even if they don’t forgive you, just do it. (Only jerks don’t forgive, just saying.)

If you’re waiting around for a sign, stop waiting and start doing. Even if that doing is just to pray for guidance. Just do it.

If you’re thinking whatever you’re in is forever, don’t. Just don’t do it. That means appreciating what you have right now, but not forgetting that the only eternal thing is Allah swt. Remember Him. Just do it.

Because nothing is forever. Because everything in this life is transient and impermanent and exciting for approximately thirty seconds. That’s why you need to just do it. Say Bismillah, and just do it. You have the strength. You know you do, because He told you that you do. He said that you would never be burdened with anything greater than you can bear, and you need to believe it.

Because if you do believe it, you’ll try. You’ll try even when things look bleak. You’ll try even when you know it’ll fail, just so that you can tell yourself you gave it a go. You’ll try because you know that you can start over again, and again, and again. You’ll try because you’ve done it before, even as you said ‘never again’.

Hold on. Let go. One step forward, ten steps back. A little bit of grief, a little bit of bliss, a whole lot of apathy and ‘meh’. It’s just how it goes. Before you know it, it’ll all be over and you’ll be food for the worms. So what’s holding you back? Just do it.

16:96

Whatever you have will end, but what Allah has is lasting. And We will surely give those who were patient their reward according to the best of what they used to do.

 

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6 responses to “Just Do It

  1. Really needed this, Masha Allah, jazakAllah khyr.

  2. I really loved this post. I like to apply the “Just Do It” philosophy everywhere in my life. Except for love. I like someone as potential marriage material, but they’re giving me mixed signals. It’s that awkward scenario where you think someone likes you but they really don’t and they were actually being nice the whole time. So I think I’ll hold off on the confessions because I might find someone else. I’m not in love, so I can wait for this guy to come around. I’m trying not to think too much about him so I can somewhat control my feelings.

    Sorry for the rant. May God bless you and your family and I hope that happiness finds you wherever you go. ❤

    • Oh, that’s a difficult situation to be in. I think we’ve all been on either side of that i.e. thought someone was interested when they weren’t, or had someone be interested in us when we were just being nice. InshaAllah whatever is best for you will come. Ameen to your lovely dua, and feel free to rant any time 🙂

  3. Salamz sister

    Thanks for the blog post, I enjoyed the read.

    I’ve reflected over what inhibits us from the “just do it ” maxim and believe there are two significant factors. The first being procrastination which I will perhaps talk about at a latter time😄. The second is the fear of failure.

    Whether its trying to atone for a past indiscretion, apply for a new job or undertaking a new venture in our lives, we are afraid. We are afraid that the person we may have wronged will not be so forgiving, or that the job application be rejected or for that matter the million possibilities how this new venture could go wrong.

    I guess it’s better to have tried , endeavored and toiled than to have allowed fear hold you back from “what could have been”

    Thanks z once again

    Livo

    • Wasalams, I agree on both counts. Fear of failure is definitely a huge one. But I was attending a lecture last night by Ustadh Nurudeen Lemu in which he said “failure is not falling down, it’s not standing up”. A good reminder. Better to fall down again and again but keep trying.

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