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babagrr
05-23-2006, 07:44 AM
My child, beware of “good enough,”
It isn’t made of sterling stuff;
It’s something anyone can do;
It marks the many from the few.
The flaw which may escape the eye
And temporarily get by
Shall weaken underneath the strain
And wreck the ship, the car or plane.
With “good enough,” the car breaks down,
And one falls short of high renown.
My child, remember and be wise,
In “good enough,” disaster lies.
With “good enough,” the failures rest
And lose the one who gives the best.
Who stops at “good enough” shall find
Success has left them far behind.
For this is true of you and your stuff—
Only the best is “good enough.”
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F.Y.
05-23-2006, 08:23 AM
Great poem! Really gets you thinking. But with school/uni work sometimes - there really is no choice. "Good enough" and just hand in the assignment. Time is of the essence.

But in Islamic matters - its a different story entirely I guess.

Peace
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babagrr
05-23-2006, 09:10 AM
Perhaps we should try and even do our best in those matters as well.
When we are conditioned to give only our best...... just imagine.

Wassallaamu alaykum
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F.Y.
05-23-2006, 09:39 AM
Yes, giving our best all the time - I have done that for most of my life. These last few years I gave up - because my body was almost in 'shut down' mode. I couldnt handle the pressure. I felt like a robot. I was really ill a few times. That was scary for my parents. I gave a 1000% effort to everything I did academically - it paid off, but not health wise.

Now I just give 100% and hope for the best. Dont try too hard - academically - it can kill ya.

Peace
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babagrr
05-23-2006, 09:48 AM
Originally Posted by F.Y.
Yes, giving our best all the time - I have done that for most of my life. These last few years I gave up - because my body was almost in 'shut down' mode. I couldnt handle the pressure. I felt like a robot. I was really ill a few times. That was scary for my parents. I gave a 1000% effort to everything I did academically - it paid off, but not health wise.

Now I just give 100% and hope for the best. Dont try too hard - academically - it can kill ya.

Peace
academically?
We should at all times attempt to balance our lives.
Spending 1000% of our energy and effort on one sphere of our lives can only be detrimental and have negative results.

I trust that you are doing better now.
Always remember that Islam is moderate; not exstreme to either side.

Assallaamu alaykum
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Samira_01
05-24-2006, 04:00 PM
Jazakallah Broo!!
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Kittygyal
05-24-2006, 04:06 PM
salam.
ta bro for sharing!
w.salam
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*Sonya
05-24-2006, 04:57 PM
thnx for sharin
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