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  1. JazzkAllah Khair! This is a really good article, I apply this techniques already but it’s very refreshing to read through it, this will genuinely benefit those who are not aware them.

  2. Assalamu alaikum, wow…you’re a lifesaver. I’m a freshman, and because of this stress, worry, procrastination….i’m almost failing my semester…
    but Alhamdulillah, this article gives me the motivation to work hard, and to face my failures with courage! InshaaAllah Im taking it as a challenge.
    My favourite line :
    Yes, you need to perform to the best of your ability, ”And practice Ihsan (striving for excellence/perfection). Truly, Allah loves the doers of Ihsan.” (Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:195)
    But look realistically at your time, skill and resources and work out
    based on these factors, what will be good enough under those
    circumstances; you can expect excellence, but not perfection from
    yourself. Do your best.

    mashaAllah! just love it

    • Jazak Allah khairan for your kind comments…may Allah let you be successful in your studies, so you can offer quality services to His Ummah!

      Perfectionism can be a real drain on your time, resources and efforts, as you’re consistently striving for something you can never achieve. It’s difficult to let until you start to look at what can realistically be done and you start to aim for ‘good enough’, because if you achieve good enough, it will be good enough!

  3. Salaam Alaikum!!! i would just like to say JazakAllahu Khairan to the author of this article  and everyone involved in helping put the
    article up! i  have been through quite some hardship trying to tackle my
    ergophobia (fear of work) for about five years now, Allah knows best!
    Only this year did i try to find professional help, talking to many
    people including counselors and others specicalised in anxiety management. ive always made dua for Allah to help me with my problem and knew that no matter who i talked to, help could only truly come from Allah alone. And today He guided me this article Alhamdulilah! for the first time in so long i found the confidence to work on my own without supervision! SubahanAllah!! i make dua that this movivation and most of all confidence does not fade away, Ameen, and that this page also helps others InshAllah! JazakAllahu Khairan to everyone involved! May Allah bestow you His Mercy, Forgivness, Guidance and Jannat ul Firdaus Ameen. May Allah also bless our beloved Phophet Muhamad (pbuh) with the most excellent of His blessing AMEEN.

    • Ameen! Jazak Allah khairan kathiran for sharing your amazing story…truly Allah guides us to what is best for us if we turn to Him and ask for His help! He knows just what it is that our hearts need to hear.

      If you found this article useful, you may find some other beneficial articles on my blog at:

  4. Assalamu alaikum.
    Amazing Article.The word “Ihsan” has so very many beautiful meanings. Itts applicable in almost all areas of life and living. I am going to contemplate on Ihsan to increace my Imaan . Jazak Allah khaire.

    • Nasreen, if you strive to do you best at whatever you do, you will insha Allah please Allah and those around you and in the end you’ll feel satisfied with your efforts. The result of those efforts will then be up to Allah.

      May He support you in your efforts and help you to increase your iman!

  5. That’s amazing, you joined several disciplines in a nutshell, particularly, management, religion, with indeed a practical advice.
    The thing that intrigued me is, to adding the religious dimensions in everything that one do.
    Many a times in life we are overwhelmed and per-occupied with, unnecessary anxiety, that leads us towards path of least resistance and expediency, which eventually leads towards the failure.
    To overcome this anxiety situation one can follow, step by step, logically well organized plan to achieve better results. These steps are mentioned here in this article.
    Thank you very much.

  6. Great article .
    I read a book “Eat the frog” which suggested that do the most difficult task first . If you have multiple frogs , eat the big one first :)

  7. Assalam alaikum wa JazakAllah Khair
    I personally also have found this Quranic dua a great help when i used to get a lot of satanic whispers.
    And say, “My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the devils,
    And I seek refuge in You, my Lord , lest they be present with me.” and