Blocks to success #1
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Shafi Don't be evil mousseline. Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah He right? It was salam, the sleeve, I'm Catherine cathedra, from Mavado.
My brothers sisters, I
actually four things that I want to talk to you about, but I will talk about them only one of them today.
And then the others, those who are interested in can come evidential, and we will complete them. But four and those four, I call them blocks to success
for credit critical blocks to success. Meaning that if you have any of these four,
if you have all of them, then you are toast.
But if you have one or two or three of them, then you are
So it's worth thinking about, like
how many people here want to be successful?
Sure. So the ones who put up their hand don't want success, no problem, then you can go eat dinner or something.
Right. Or you can listen to the heart era and try and do that in your life become like this, then you can be sure since you don't want to be successful, we absolutely certainly will never be successful.
That's also success, right? I mean, you don't want to be successful, and you succeed in that. So we are successful, and help you have to be successful.
The first and most important block to success is a short attention span.
short attention span, the shorter the attention span, the less you will be successful.
If you have the attention span of a goldfish
with like 30 seconds,
or the attention span of a monkey, which is about five seconds,
then you can probably get some bananas,
or goldfish food.
But that's about it. Right?
So check your attention span. Now why is the attention span important because
is a four step process.
There's a lot of research has been done on learning and how people learn adult learning, and so on and so forth. And I won't go into the theories and so on. But it's a four step process.
And those four steps are, we call it concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract, conceptualization, and active experimentation. So experience, reflection, conceptualization and experimentation, these four steps.
If you do not take these four steps, you will not learn.
If you do not take the four steps you won't learn.
So what are the four steps? First one experience. Now experience is like breathing. You can't help it.
Right now you're sitting in this courtroom. Some of you are sitting here because you want to be here some of you are sitting here because you have nowhere else to go. Right? Some of you are sitting here because dinner will not be served until this is over. So what he does are
So you're here, there is an experience is happening to you
for how you like it's how you don't like it, but it's happening to anyway.
So experience is like breathing, but like breathing.
Unless you do it consciously and according to a system.
It will not help you.
As he a lot of guys who were out of the gym.
So when you are lifting weights,
breathing, anybody breathing, you breathe all the time, right?
But when you're lifting weights, what do you do you concentrate on your breathing
in and out. When you take the weight it's out.
When you releasing it, it's in? Yeah.
Because that's the best way of getting the maximum benefit from the weights.
So experience happens to everybody. It happens to you it happens to the car, it happens to the dog it happens to the car drivers, the monkey everybody.
What you extract from the experience depends on whether you allow that to happen consciously and according to a system which means that you are free
li in the experience, and then you take notes about what happened.
Otherwise you won't learn
as I told you experience will ever you can't help it.
I've been teaching now for over 40 years,
I have quite literally taught over 250,000 people
in 40 years
and that spans practically everything that walks I have taught it.
religious scholars, administrators, military, personnel, police, administrators, teachers, parents, children.
Men, women, everybody
in my mind, obviously I can't remember all the 250,000 plus people I've taught but I can remember a lot of them you know, what is clear in my mind? They're not all equal.
They're not all equal.
The same people went to the same class
and they came out different
nothing to do with me because like now whatever I'm saying
all of you are getting exactly the same thing. I'm not giving Nabil yours or anything more than I am giving to somebody else. I mean, you just happen to sit here in the front Hamdulillah that shows you his own interest or he couldn't escape you don't know which one but
you will take away what you want to take away
it's as simple as that
to concrete experience
then what happens then we have what is called reflective observation, which is that one the experience is over when this car has over your gun. Now you sit and think about that.
You think about how come I got stuck in this car? Did I go there deliberately voluntarily? You know, did I get stuck because I sent was I forced peer pressure whatnot.
Get that understand that you're reflecting on it? You're this this or this somewhere? You're on your way home or something right.
Then what was said in that huddle? Do I remember any of that
most of you would have forgotten I'll write down
the only ones who will remember is the people who take notes
otherwise it will go like guarantee withdrew.
And then you also think about what were my options What else could I have done?
So I did something was this the best thing was that the only option could have done something better, something which would have given me more value.
That is why I always say there are no good teachers and bad teachers, the teachers there are good students and bachelors.
People learn the same thing the people go to the same people
Mulligan Aguilar, he learned from Robert Wright.
He was not ready to rise only student.
But today he is almost the only student you remember
1000 years later.
That better I would have thought God knows the 1000s of people who knows.
But why liquid Alice is the one we remember.
Shafi was not the only student of Mary Madonna's
But today who's a who's a student have a barbaric emotion?
Same teacher, same teacher, good teacher, bad teacher, the student, what did they do? What was their concentration? What did they get out of it? reflective observation. Third one is
conceptualization. So what
what is by learning? I always say what you don't conceptualize, you don't learn. Even if you remember it, recall is one thing memory is one thing.
But after memory is therefore what did I learn?
I was in this experience, this is what happened. Therefore, what is my learning?
And for each of us, this learning will be different.
But we have to actually conceptualize.
And once we get the learning, now we call it active experimentation, which is you apply this learning.
This is my concept. I will apply for example in this car I'm just using this because she's just said
Two years easy example.
So, experience of this data then you reflect on it this is what was said and so on so forth. So what did I learn I learned for example, that I must have more concentration I must improve my attention span should get should become longer.
So, some quick questions to see if you want to how to increase your attention span is how many books do you read?
In this year, how many books I'm not talking about your course textbooks outside of that, how many books did you read this year? How many people read?
We started with one, one book this is now June write one book anybody? No, no? Two three people. Four people five people toolbox.
Okay, three books.
Everybody needs two books a year
How else will you let me what other Have you got some other way of learning? Yes. Your hands on learning from learning how to do that. Okay.
All right. So this is hands on I'm talking about skill to learning read, to learn very good. Excellent. That's also one way of learning.
But how about things which are not hands on tools, which is thinking
how to be successful in marriage. There's no handout for that this has to become it has to come from somewhere else right. And this is handled also by that point point being it does
not mean they weren't the right everything is not
so reading absolutely critical write down make a list of books.
anybody is interested ask me I'll tell you what to read
and read them and then write a precis of that write a
you know what did you extract from this book?
out of that
hole as well then
think we'll leave it we'll leave it at this. How many books did you read? I think this is good enough. We don't want to go beyond that.
Just focus on one thing
How many books do you read and make that into a rule?
For the year How many books do you read
not the Quran. I'm not a murderer. Quran is Quran Quran. Most of us read the Quran without understanding anyway so big deal
right? So I'm not talking about the Quran I'm talking about books that you can understand that you read that are good in terms of your career and whatnot whatever right?
read the Quran of course I mean, that's because you're Muslim but I'm not talking about the Quran.
You got any questions on this? You're clear. So this is the first block first block to success is one short attention span.
More tomorrow, inshallah Kolkata has asked for Allah HollyWell Lalibela ko Melissa l Muslim InfraStop Pharaoh in the whole world.