4 Powerful Tips For Making Better Decisions

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Muiz Bukhary

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Sheikh Muiz in this lecture shares with us 4 Powerful Tips For Making Better and Faster Decisions

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. The one thing everyone on this planet has in common is the undeniable fact that we have all made our fair share of regrettable choices and decisions. Making sound decisions is a skill set that needs to be developed like any other.

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At the end of the day, our lives are shaped and defined by our ability to make decisions of our careers, relationships, health, anything and everything about our present selves boils down to the decisions we've made in the past. Yet sadly, some of us struggle with decision making you see in decisiveness or being like a stick in the mud is a complete productivity killer. So insha Allah Allah in this video, I'm going to be sharing a few tips to help you make better and faster decisions. But before that, I would like to put forth a disclaimer, the decision making process is never ever easy. No matter how many tricks you have up your sleeve, you're bound to lose a little

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bit of sleep over the big decisions are really big ones. But if you are really struggling, these tips will hopefully help make the process a little easier on yourself as you work through or navigate through all the possibilities.

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Tip number one, limit the amount of information that you take in. Now I know it's a common idea that the more information you have the bit that the better decisions you can make. However, at some point, you cross the threshold where you have too much of information in regard to a subject and it actually works the other way around, leaving you overwhelmingly confused. This information comes in all forms, it might be the fact that you have done so much research about a topic that you have past the point of an educated decision. And now you're moved on to too much information. Or it might be that you sought out the advice of too many friends all of whom have given you different and varying

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opinions. So now you have too much of information on the table, and you are making the decision making process way more difficult. It's one of those tricks that our brains put on us that's hard to counteract. So the best way around it is to avoid the point of information overload, where you have too many facts and opinions in front of you. And also instead of talking to several friends about it, keep the discussion I mean the discussion about your decision making just a few who have your best interests. Tip number two, focus on the present, we can often become very overwhelmed with the big picture trying to see how our decisions will affect the future. The process is primarily

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mentally draining because you're trying to foresee every step along with every outcome. It's better to save the energy for the task at hand and simply try and make the best decision possible at that time. Make a decision based on what will make the next step. The easiest instead of doing this for every step is a great choice for the chronic non decision maker.

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Tip number three set a deadline. Say for example, two minutes. And the idea behind this tip is to force action through a self imposed deadline. And it's so simple that that it is easy enough to incorporate any time you have to make a decision to set the timer and begin the process. That time limit forces you to quickly assess the pros and cons when while quickly coming to a decision. And if you are simply slow at making decisions, then this tip is a lifesaver. And by the way, it doesn't have to be two minutes, it can be anything from one to five minutes, five to 10 minutes. All of this should work as long as you have a deadline. Now moving on to the final tip which is Tip number four

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consult God by praying slotless taharah consult Allah subhanho wa Taala by praying Sotheby's taharah This is a powerful tip and I would like to expound on it a little bit inshallah, that you see as human beings, we come across many crossroads in life in terms of making decisions in terms of making choices, some of which are trivial and mundane and some of which are very important decisions. From the trivial decisions, say this morning, you would have woken up you would have gone in front of your wardrobe and he would have chosen an outfit for you to wear perhaps you would have had a choice of maybe wearing a T shirt or a shirt, choice between colors etc. We make a number of decisions and

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a number of choices throughout a given day. And we also make very important decisions such as perhaps you will come across a crossroad in terms of to marriage proposals in terms of when you are perhaps looking to buy a house in terms of perhaps when you're looking to buy a vehicle in terms of maybe when you are trying to enroll into uni or into university. You know you come across many important decisions in life that at times leave you a little bit confused and you're wondering Should I take path a or should I take path B at this juncture with your brothers and sisters in Islam? Our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who LA is reputed to have taught his

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companions and by extension all of us in terms of a powerful

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cause of action, and that is to press rodless taharah. He taught them to perform slotless harder in all of their matters. And performance. Lots of this data is not complex at all. It's basically offering two optional units of prayer to natural rock art of prayer. And then to make a dua about to talk to us about a supervisor allamani Medical Center that is supposed to be read in Arabic And if you can memorize it and ponder on its meaning while reading it, that would be the best, but say if it is difficult for you to memorize it, then you can write the do out on a piece of paper and read it off the paper while I was pondering on this meeting, so I'm gonna very quickly run through the

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law and then try to translate it as well as Charlotte Allah for you all. So so that we can act upon this powerful law whenever it comes to performance. Nautilus the heart and the DA is as follows Allahumma inni esta fue cobia what stuck with Luca quadratic was a leukemia for today kaladze for in Mecca, taka daruwalla, aka there was a lm one and one anti lamina who you Allahumma in Quinta, Thailand had an ambra hydro Li de nieve a massive activity Emery foto de su de somatically fee Allahumma in Kuta Thailand had an amber Sharon Lee Dini woman she will activate the Emory for serif one he was reflecting on what could earlier higher highs who can tomorrow be amazing and powerful.

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Let me translate it and then you'll understand what a powerful do artist is or Allah I seek goodness you see is the heart of the term is the heart is upon the scale is defined in the Arabic language which means to seek something is the far means to seek forgiveness is the event means to seek permission. So is the hora is to seek higher, which is to seek goodness, while I see goodness by virtue of your knowledge, we are stuck with the look of a quadratic and I seek ability I seek talent by virtue of your power for in the catapulted wanna occur because you are all powerful for you are all powerful and I have no power whatsoever. Well, Thailand what I am and you know, everything was I

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know nothing in the anti lemon over you indeed you are the all Knower of hidden and unseen things. And then we go to the second part of law or law in your knowledge. If this matter and at that point is supposed to think of the matter that you're contemplating about. If this matter is good for me, if it is good for my livelihood, if it is good for my religion, if it is good for my life, then decree it for me, or they need for me facilitate it for me and bless it for me, Allahu Akbar. Look at how powerful the divine is decreed for me, facilitate the path for me, and then bless it for me, bless the decision, bless the path that I'm about to take. And then we move to the third part of the

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law or law in your knowledge of this matter that is supposed to contemplate about the matter if this matter is bad for me. If it is bad for my livelihood, if it is bad for my Deen, if it is bad for my religion, if it is bad for me overall, for serif one he was riff neon, turn me away from it and turn it away from me alert it away from me

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and then walk with Julian Hydra. Hi to Canada tomorrow, the Navy decree goodness for me wherever it may be and make me pleased with it. Because you've got two paths in front of you. And you're inclined towards one of the paths you know, you think, okay, say for example, you've got two marriage proposals. And you're thinking that okay, it has to be one of these two proposals. But then towards the end of the day, you're making dua to Allah, Allah. If there's no goodness in either one of the two proposals, then decree goodness for me wherever it may be, you're thinking of proposal a proposal B, but perhaps goodness has been decreed for you down the line in proposal, j, k, l, m, and

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o wherever it may be, and make me pleased with it. Because you thought to yourself that I'll only be happy with either proposal A or B. But now goodness has been decreed for you were proposal, M and O. So you're making dua to Allah or Allah decreed for me there and they make me happier with it. Law. It's such a powerful law. If you were to read it contemplating on its meaning. It's going to impact your life and your decision making process in an amazing and positive way. And there are few misconceptions in regard to south of the Sahara people think that the minute I offer salt Mr. hora, I have to see a dream, a dream where assigning falls from the heavens indicating to me as to which

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path I should take. You see, the thing is my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, seeing a dream is a bonus but you don't necessarily have to see a dream. You don't necessarily have to see it. If you do see a dream. It's a bonus. It's a sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala. But all you have to do once you're done this route is the harder is to put your foot forward Bismillah In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Why? Because you have already made to our life. This is good for me decreed for me. So the fact that you're putting your foot forward is bigger.

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It has been decreed Allah subhanho wa Taala because if it is bad for you, Allah with averted averted it away from you, you have strong belief in a lie this law. So you're supposed to put your foot forward you're not supposed to be shaky like a stick in the mud. So that that is the heart actually enhances and strengthens your decision making process. It's not going to leave you confused. These days, people who pray for to the Sahara, Tisha, I'm confused and confused. I don't know whether I should go forward or not. You're not supposed to be confused the miniature demonstratively Sahara you go forward, you place your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala and go forward has been a long one.

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But Kenya, Allah nirmanakaya Allah subhanho wa Taala is the best disposal of our affairs and he suffices for us, we place our trust in Him subhanho wa Taala and we go forward. So this about wraps the video. A few tips to help you with your decision making process. We look forward to Allah help us all to make better and sound decisions that would impact us in a very good way in this world as well as the hereafter. With that I conclude today's video, I look forward to talking to you all in another video very soon inshallah. Until then, this is your brother Mrs. Buhari signing off for Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh