While I used to say “I am a procrastinator”, now I choose to say I may struggle with procrastination but “I am consistent“. It’s part of an identity I would like to link myself with and while most would feel consistency is hard to do (including me!), I have learned that it’s absolutely doable with the right intentions, accepting our strength and weaknesses and the will to constantly improve ourselves, In Shaa Allah.
We brush our teeth every single day right? That’s definitely a consistent habit!
Relating consistency to the Deen, there are many ways Allah SWT has made it easy for us to be consistent. I will share one reason on how Allah SWT has made it so easy for us to be consistent.
Allah SWT gave us free will and choice to choose our consistency habits.
“Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Take up good deeds only as much as you are able, for the best deeds are those done regularly even if they are few.”
Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 4240
Notice how Rasulullah SAW did not mention anything about which good habit we must do? Any good deed when done consistently, will still be rewarded! Allah SWT knows we are all different with different strength and that we are all able to be consistent in a habit that we choose. To choose that one habit to be consistent on, we will all need to dig deeper into our personalities and our hearts because only we will know what we are capable of – no matter how small – will be rewarded. Allah SWT has made this easy for us!
It’s important to never compare your journey with another person because we are all made different.
If another person is great at consistently doing the 5 daily prayers and you are still struggling, it’s ok. He/she might have been on that journey for many years while you might have just started yours. Allah SWT knows. All you have to do is keep showing up and try again everyday. Never give up and never compare!
If there is a habit that you have started, but you have stopped for a day, weeks or even months – here I am to remind you to just get back to it. Renew your intentions, don’t think so much and just do it.
P/S: This post is part of my #AAConsistencyClass heartwork where I get to share one of the ways that Allah has made it easy for us to be consistent.
P/P/S: YES! I joined Aida Azlin’s Master Consistency, Master Your Life online class to learn more about being consistent and ditching procrastination, In Shaa Allah.
P/P/P/S: I am definitely not a pro (yet!) but I am a consistency baby. This class has thought me some strategies and systems that I can incorporate in my daily habits to help beat procrastination and ditch perfection.
Ramadhan Kareem everyone!