Learn As You Go…

Don’t wait for that perfect day to come when everything in your way will be perfect to go ahead. Take the first step and learn as you go.

I caught around ten grammatical errors.
Formatting was terrible.
Paragraphs were bulky.
Sentences were redundant.
A few were not even clear.

Today I was going through a write-up I wrote in June 2017. And, I was wondering if it was ever proof-read.

I was wondering if it was written by me only.
I was wondering what made the readers like that.
I was wondering what made me so happy about that.

It was really full of flaws that I didn’t even notice earlier. And, surprisingly it succeeded in the purpose it was written for. Fortunately, the flaws didn’t catch the eyes of readers too (or they just ignored them).

The write-up that made me happy & proud in 2017 embarrassed me today.
However, that embarrassment of 2017 made me happy today.

Happy!
Do you know why?

Realizing that I am evolving.
Yes. Alhamdulillaah. I am evolving. I started with nothing and learning as I go.

‘I can see my work full of flaws today’ is the living proof that I am evolving.
Today when I was going through that draft of 2017, I felt like erasing that all and write again. I realized today how much my writing style has changed in just one and a half year.

Life is like that only.
Be it writing or anything else.
It’s an exploration. You start with nothing and learn as you go…

Don’t wait for that perfect day to come when everything in your way will be perfect to go ahead.
No. Just take your first step and learn as you go.

Sometimes I wonder on the story of Prophet Musa AS as mentioned in Qur’an and other previous divine scriptures. The narration of Prophet Musa’s (AS) apprehension when he was granted Prophethood is just so full of wisdom. We know from the perfect Word of Allaah SWT that Prophet Musa (AS) had an impediment in his speech. He used to stutter while speaking.

I just wonder about it!
Allaah SWT granted the mission of Prophethood to Musa AS.
The mission was to convey the message to ‘pharaoh’, the tyrant of Egypt.
This incredible task was assigned to a man who used to stutter in his speech.

What was the answer of Musa AS when he received the inspiration?
How can I convey your message when I can’t even speak properly?

No. “Audhubillaah.”
His response was not that.
He didn’t rely on his own self and on his own ability, he turned to Allah, the Almighty and sought His help.
He didn’t believe in himself. He believed in Allaah SWT; and, he worked on himself.

He said
رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِى صَدْرِى (“Put my heart at peace for me”) [20:25]
وَيَسِّرْ لِى أَمْرِى (“make my task easy for me”) [20:26]
وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِى (“And remove the knot from my tongue”) [20:27]
يَفْقَهُواْ قَوْلِي (“that they may understand my speech”) [20:28]

SubhanAllaah!
So, next time you want to race, don’t just wait sitting. Ask your heart. Check your intention. Believe in Allaah. Turn to Him. Take the first move.

What Next?
It’s an exploration. You start with nothing and learn as you go…

Sisterly Yours
The Might of Pen

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