AsalamuALaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
Ibn al-Qayyim said (rahimullah)
Lusts were granted in abundance to humans, but those who believed in the unseen turned away from them, while those who follow their lusts were caused to regret.
The first category are those in which Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) says,
أُوْلَـئِكَ عَلَى هُدًى مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ وَأُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ
which means, “they are on (true) guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful.” (Surah Baqarah 2:5)
However, the other category, are those to whom Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) says,
كُلُوا وَتَمَتَّعُوا قَلِيلًا إِنَّكُم مُّجْرِمُونَ
which means, “(O you disbelievers)! Eat and enjoy yourselves (in this worldly life) for a little while. Verily, you are the Mujrimun.” (Al-Mursalat 77:46)
When the successful ones are aware of the reality of this worldly life being sure of the inferiority of its degree, they overcame their vain desires for the sake of the Hereafter. They have been awakened from their heedlessness to remember what their enemies took from them during their period of idleness. Whenever life becomes bitter, they remember this verse, in which Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) says,
هَذَا يَوْمُكُمُ الَّذِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ…..
which means, “This is your Day which you were promised.” (Al-Anbiya, 21:103)