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A framework for Success: Discipline or Hustle?

While everyone today races against time to get sorted with their clutters. It’s not entirely out there, but to achieve a certain something- you need to struggle with time through patience & discipline.

A famous poet named Rudyard Kipling quotes.
“If you can dream—and not make dreams your master.” -if

Maybe he spoke some volume of tales in a single line to slow the hustle culture. So, with hustling, we aren’t successful? Ah, let’s rephrase that, we would never be successful with “pointless hustle”.
Discipline Over Hustle

Let’s begin with understanding the Hustle Culture, as it’s turning into a never resting forest fire.

A new perspective on how to be successful– Hustle?

Today, the hustle culture symbolises running around spending time, energy, and money with little regard to the purpose, direction, and results. It’s easy to Hustle, just be busy and share the “busyness” on social media.

Hustle is just fatigue and slavery of your mind!

What is Discipline?

“Indeed We have created man (to live) in the hard Struggle.”
Surah Balad 90:4

An accurate estimate of one’s ability to execute what matters most now. Where Hustle represents the busy, discipline appeals to appropriate purpose and progressive action(s). Discipline teaches us we don’t have to like it; we would see highs, lows, and some days no evident progress. No one will probably know you or the purpose, but when we act in a disciplined manner over time, we become an influential drive because there is still progress, even if there is no apparent progress.

Disciplined Struggle ← → Consistent Growth
“Neither you nor your people knew it before this. So be patient! Indeed the ultimate outcome belongs ˹only˺ to the righteous.”
Surah Hud 11:49

Salah/Prayer: Anchor Points for a Disciplined Framework.

“Building core habits is imperative; it’s essential to have a morning routine, an organised series of habits that motivate and inspire you in the morning.”
-Be as Disciplined as Elon Musk, by Sudheer Amarthya.

To begin right, we should begin Early!

While the “early to bed, early to rise” concept was being taught to others, Muslims absorbed this framework of discipline through Salah.

Hayya alas Salah (Rush to prayer)
Hayya alal Falah (Rush to success)

Salah timing placement acts as the perfect anchor points to curate an excellent discipline framework for a content lifestyle. Organising days around these times can help you strive better while staying productive-this also fills your days with disciplined containment and motivation rather than guilt after hustling.

“Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron.”
Surah Rad 13:11
Get disciplined to be successful!
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