Goals and metrics

Mirza Yawar Baig

Date:

Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig

File Size: 13.17MB

Episode Notes

Share Page

Transcript ©

AI generated text may display inaccurate or offensive information that doesn’t represent Muslim Central's views. Thus,no part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever.

00:00:00--> 00:00:03

Hello Mother Eva hamdulillah Harold with Alameen

00:00:04--> 00:00:14

wa salatu salam ala Shara freedom VA Vermouths Cillian Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah highly he right it was it was in the Stephens Cathedral cathedral,

00:00:16--> 00:00:17

our ancestors,

00:00:19--> 00:00:23

bow both individuals, people, and nations.

00:00:25--> 00:00:38

They rise and fall, not because of wealth not because of technology, not because of military power or authority or anything else the rise and fall because of spirit.

00:00:40--> 00:00:47

My spirit, I don't mean the rule, I mean, the spirit of entrepreneurship, the spirit of courage, the spirit of resilience,

00:00:48--> 00:00:49

the spirit of

00:00:51--> 00:00:55

summer of patience, forbearance,

00:00:56--> 00:00:59

the rise and fall because of the Spirit.

00:01:01--> 00:01:02

If you read the history of nations,

00:01:04--> 00:01:16

and if you read individual histories, now I am. My specialization is in family businesses, and in leadership, and entrepreneurship. So

00:01:17--> 00:01:18

I've read a lot of this stuff.

00:01:20--> 00:01:27

If you read these biographies, if you read these stories, this is one common thread in all of those stories.

00:01:28--> 00:01:31

That in the beginning,

00:01:32--> 00:01:38

whether it's the founder of a company, or whether it's the founder of a political dynasty,

00:01:39--> 00:01:45

they all start from the same place. They all start from this one individual, very rarely to more than one.

00:01:47--> 00:01:48

But usually, it's one

00:01:49--> 00:01:52

is one person. And if you look at them, you will see

00:01:54--> 00:02:06

courage. You see fortitude, you see somebody see patients, you see the ability to take pain, the ability to live through difficult situations, never losing hope,

00:02:07--> 00:02:09

the courage to face

00:02:10--> 00:02:14

odds, which seem to be to be unsurmountable, insurmountable.

00:02:16--> 00:02:17

All of them a whole bunch of them.

00:02:20--> 00:02:27

As I said, whether it's the founder of a dynasty or whether it's the founder of an individual, founder of a company or organization.

00:02:32--> 00:02:38

For example, if you read, take the Ottomans for example, one of the big dynasties

00:02:39--> 00:02:43

who ruled an enormous area of the world

00:02:49--> 00:02:50

for centuries,

00:02:51--> 00:02:56

and if you take if you read the history of some of their founders, we take so for example,

00:02:58--> 00:03:09

Muhammad Al Fateh remember the first as they call it, the man who conquered Constantinople, at that time, just Constantinople, the conquered it became Istanbul

00:03:11--> 00:03:14

if you read his history if you read the word his life,

00:03:15--> 00:03:21

and I strongly suggest you read about his life and read about the life of Sultan Salim,

00:03:23--> 00:03:25

who was the father of

00:03:27--> 00:03:31

Salam al cannone Suleyman the magnificent O'Sullivan, the lawgiver.

00:03:34--> 00:03:36

The common thread you find is this

00:03:38--> 00:03:45

is the willingness to take hardship, vision, courage, mammoth reversed.

00:03:47--> 00:03:50

He conquered Constantinople was

00:03:51--> 00:03:59

by the time the Turks conquered Constantinople, Constantinople is already over 1000 years old.

00:04:01--> 00:04:06

So very ancient city, built by the Romans, by the Emperor Constantine. That's why it's called concept noble.

00:04:08--> 00:04:09

So

00:04:12--> 00:04:19

it was famed because of its walls, and it was considered to be completely impregnable.

00:04:21--> 00:04:30

It had fortifications from the sea because it's on the Bosphorus so you couldn't get it from the sea. You wouldn't get it from that.

00:04:34--> 00:04:37

Mama Daugava Matsuda mama reversed with the first

00:04:39--> 00:04:40

first one with the Father.

00:04:41--> 00:04:59

He devised a plan whereby they carried their ships across the strait of Bosphorus into the area because they, what the Romans did was that they blockaded the port so they put a chain across the post, you could sell it

00:05:00--> 00:05:16

ship into the port. So, they came across over the overland carried the ships, literally physically carried ships and put them into the water. And then they had the they had the ability to bombard the walls in the cockpit of water.

00:05:18--> 00:05:25

So, as you read the history of the Ottomans on the beginning, you will find stories like this stories of courage and hardship and so on.

00:05:27--> 00:05:29

And then when you come to the

00:05:31--> 00:05:39

1900s 19 video 29 is when the everything was finished, but when you come there late at night

00:05:42--> 00:05:55

you will read that one of the later Autobahn Suzanne's was the man who wrote the score, the music score for one of the most famous ballroom dances in Europe.

00:05:58--> 00:06:03

Another one of them is the one who bought a chandelier for

00:06:05--> 00:06:08

donaga C Palace, which weighs five tons.

00:06:10--> 00:06:17

And they had to construct a special scaffolding on top to for the chandelier to hang I have been to that place I saw I go to see these things.

00:06:18--> 00:06:28

You will see stories of fabulous jewelry and so on from Dhaka palace and so on. So those are the stories you hear magnificent banquets,

00:06:29--> 00:06:31

integrated carpets,

00:06:32--> 00:06:33

good palaces,

00:06:35--> 00:06:38

right, elaborate court rituals.

00:06:41--> 00:06:54

Then words coming in reciting considers to please the Emperor. And then being given, you know, bags of gold because he wrote this, this boy.

00:06:56--> 00:07:01

Stories change. And those stories tell you what happened and why it happened.

00:07:06--> 00:07:08

The same thing is true of people.

00:07:10--> 00:07:20

When I read corporate histories, you take the founders, what they did, how they suffered, what kind of hardship they faced, how they built an organization.

00:07:22--> 00:07:25

And then comes the second generation to the third generation and

00:07:27--> 00:07:33

while the but because softness sets in, and the love of luxury sets in.

00:07:35--> 00:07:41

And the you know, the ability to satisfy all kinds of desires, because now there is money.

00:07:43--> 00:07:56

The reason I'm saying this is to remind yourself and myself that it's a very good idea to reflect on our own lives. And say that if I'm writing my own life story, what would I be writing today?

00:07:58--> 00:08:01

Look at our own goals and aims.

00:08:02--> 00:08:13

And so what is my goal? What is my aim? You know, I talk to a lot of a lot of young people come here. So I talked to them, ask them, what's your what's your goal, says My goal is to own a Maserati.

00:08:14--> 00:08:24

It should drive a Maserati, not even on them as a getter. I know somebody who has a Maserati, I'll ask him if you want to engage with a driver, event driver.

00:08:26--> 00:08:26

That's a goal.

00:08:28--> 00:08:29

To own a car is a goal.

00:08:31--> 00:08:38

I want to buy or build a house or buy a house. That's a goal. Your life is dedicated to building a house

00:08:39--> 00:08:40

about what kinds of things

00:08:45--> 00:08:59

really, we need to ask ourselves questions. Because if you even if your goal is so you know, pathetic, what hope is there to be able to create a live a life of some worth and some goodness.

00:09:02--> 00:09:11

So very important, reflect on yourself and say, if I am writing or somebody is writing my life story, what are they? What are they going to be writing there? What are the show?

00:09:12--> 00:09:25

The show courage and integrity and shows, inspiration shows, you know, ambition, the willingness to go behind it. Sometimes if people say we'll follow your dream, what does that mean?

00:09:27--> 00:09:28

What does that mean?

00:09:30--> 00:09:32

I attribute evil for your effort

00:09:33--> 00:09:40

for your dreams, because the only thing that is that gets you results is effort, not dreams.

00:09:41--> 00:09:55

He will say oh you know we should be positive thinking or no problem. I'll give you an example. I'll give you an exercise to do. Stand at the foot of a staircase, right? Five, six stairs, start at the bottom of that and think positively that I am going to be on top.

00:09:56--> 00:09:59

Standard. Think all night nothing will happen usually

00:10:00--> 00:10:00

it

00:10:01--> 00:10:04

if you want to get to the top, what do you need to start walking up,

00:10:06--> 00:10:07

start walking up the staircase.

00:10:11--> 00:10:16

So anything that doesn't translate into actual action, believe me is Buncombe.

00:10:17--> 00:10:21

Somebody's writing a book to sell his book. So he makes money while you know.

00:10:23--> 00:10:28

If you want results, if I want results, there is only one way of getting it, which is to work.

00:10:30--> 00:10:33

I want to close by telling you something which you know should wake you up.

00:10:34--> 00:10:48

I was in my Arabic language course. I took my site in summer this year, I took off two months sabbatical to study Arabic, in Vermont, in Middlebury.

00:10:50--> 00:10:55

And there were a whole lot of students,

00:10:56--> 00:10:57

non Muslims,

00:10:59--> 00:11:08

who are from different colleges, doing Masters doing PhDs, learning the Arabic language. So I asked them why learning Arabic language?

00:11:09--> 00:11:13

The majority of them, they are studying Arabic literature.

00:11:15--> 00:11:47

So we want to read the books of so and so we want to read the poetry lessons. So I said most of these books and so on, which are telling me have it translated. Why do you need to learn Arabic to do the web read English? This is a no, no, no. You'll never get the sweetness of it. You'll never understand it really. You never get the nuances. You'll never understand the culture, you'll never understand the color. And I'm thinking to myself, I should be for every word. I should take my slipper and slap myself on the face. You'll never get the culture

00:11:48--> 00:11:49

you'll never get the meaning.

00:11:51--> 00:12:00

Really, I mean, I was still there, here here. Here's my my shoe, as you're talking to me, slapped me on the face with the shoe, every word. You know why?

00:12:02--> 00:12:07

Because I don't tell that to myself about learning Arabic to understand the Quran will carry.

00:12:09--> 00:12:14

I'm happy with the translation I read the English translation also translated in some translation, no problem.

00:12:15--> 00:12:25

And then I will read the translation based on the translation that I also want to forget. And I make fatwas and this is halal. That is haram. You don't even know the language.

00:12:27--> 00:12:30

And here are people who are not even Muslim.

00:12:31--> 00:12:36

They want to learn the Arabic language because they say you cannot get the essence of it unless you know the language.

00:12:40--> 00:12:43

How tragic and how whether it is that thing about that

00:12:44--> 00:12:54

series, I was very happy. So I at least I made the effort. I went there. I spent two months I spent a lot of money. I did all that I went back to college after 40 years.

00:12:56--> 00:13:02

I'm sitting in the class with people who are wondering my age, and three times yes, all those people have no problem.

00:13:07--> 00:13:11

And when was the video, let us get into the habit of making an effort.

00:13:12--> 00:13:18

We must make an effort. Plan your time plan your day, make the effort at the end of the day sit and write

00:13:20--> 00:13:27

that down metrics. What did I achieve today? Just do that one thing in the evening. What did I achieve today?

00:13:29--> 00:13:38

Whatever it is write goals. What did I achieve today? My goal physically for example, is that I must walk at least 10,000 steps a day.

00:13:39--> 00:13:48

Just now I finished 30,000 By the time I finished in the evening, it will be about maybe 15,000 Happy Hamdulillah I read one after I my Bible

00:13:50--> 00:13:56

mirrored without that. We don't have a theme is it or not I hope I hope this particular

00:13:57--> 00:13:57

action.

00:13:58--> 00:14:09

He asked us to make us people of action and to help us to do that will pleases Him and to save us from ourselves. Or salaallah Bukhari while he was named erotica.