Tom Facchine – Ayah Series #36 – Surah Al-Balad

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of hardship as a excuse to stop doing bad things, and how it can be beneficial to achieve success. He uses examples such as the success of a former coffee chain employee who kept on doing things despite their hardship, and how it helps them achieve their goals. The speaker emphasizes the importance of hardship as a way to achieve success and suggests that it is a necessary part of life.
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One of the main points of sorts of Ballard is life is hard. Life is hard. A lot tells us Lakota kala canal in Santa Fe, Kevin, He created us in hardship. This is life, you know, you've got, you've always got stuff going on this relationship is falling apart, and then you're out of work and you're going from paycheck to paycheck, and you don't have enough for this. It's life every single year. If you look back on it, since you're an adult, especially, there's always something going on. There's always a hardship, right. But part of the message of sorts of better is that we don't use our hardship as an excuse to stop doing right and stop doing good. In fact, true merit and true virtue

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is doing the good despite those hardships, even when those hardships are going on that what you do, the good that you do during those hardships is 10 times more valuable than the good that you do when you're not going through that sort of hardship. And so he has these sorts of situations, right that he brings up felucca, Tamela aka mad Rockman aka money gives you sort of different things that are difficult to do. He calls it an AKA is like, like, like a it's like an uphill climb. And it's like a tough road to hoe, right? Or a tough path to follow. Right? What is it? It's freeing a slave? What's so big about freeing the slave? Imagine if let's give a modern day example. Imagine like you're in a

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small business, you got like one or two employees, man, if you took one of those employees, and just gave him like this big like severance package like you know what he good for the rest of your life. See it,

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your business would suffer. Right? That's one less employee that you have, they are responsible, they opened up shop for you, they closed up shop for you, you could go on vacation and trust them and stuff like that, right? That's the only modern day example that maybe we could give fetco talk about is taking one of those people that you rely on that you depend on that is trustworthy, and saying, You know what, here you go, you go do your own thing. Now, it's hard to do. It's against the neffs. It's against the material interests, right. And then there's other things feeding somebody who in times of hardship, right, you yourself are hungry, you yourself don't have enough to eat, and

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yet you can muster the courage and muster the piety and muster the virtue in order to feed somebody else. Right? These are the sorts of things that really matter. And so as far as I was telling us, like, don't you know, fall into despair and, and get get too discouraged when these things happen? This is normal every year, once or twice a year, these sorts of things, at least these things are gonna happen a lot, seeing what you do, right? Do you keep on going with the good, the good that you do during those times? That's the real work that's like if people do sports, or people go to the gym or something, they say like, okay, when everybody else stays home, and you're the one that goes to

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train, or you're the one that goes to the gym, that's when you're making your your gains, right, that's when you're outpacing the other people, right? When you're doing good in the midst of hardship, that's when you're winning the race. That's when you're pulling ahead because a lot of people are going to quit or a lot of people are going to hold, right, we're talking about investing or you know, some people in a Bitcoin and stuff like that, right? The market starts crashing, imagine you hold right you don't want to lose so you get into hardship. And when it comes to good deeds, a lot of people they hold, they're like, Okay, I just gotta like, wait until I'm in this

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other situation. And then I'm gonna do the good stuff. The person who's investing, they're like, You know what, no, no, I'm going to keep making moves. I'm going to keep doing things. I'm going to keep getting the gains. I'm going to keep hitting the gym, whatever it is, that's the person who benefits the most. It's the same with your good deeds.

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