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“I can’t” The new F word

As a young boy, I grew up in a house where saying “I can’t” was the same as saying any curse word. I can remember the first time I said that in front of my father. I was only seven years old as he grabbed me by my shirt and said, “what did you just say boy? I don’t wanna hear you say that again, ever”

I enlisted in the American military when I was only 17 years old. I decided that this is what I needed to do with my life. I went in thinking that I was a man. I wasn’t. I went in thinking I was physically fit. I wasn’t. I went in thinking I was mentally prepared. I wasn’t. It was then that I learned one of my most valuable lessons of my life

Failure and success, all starts in your own mind. My drill instructors thought for me and pushed me into doing things I thought were impossible. They broke me down physically and mentally and then built me up the right way.

Just think what we Muslims could accomplish if we took the same mentality and applied it in our lives with the Quran and the Sunnah.

In the months after that, I found myself repelling from helicopters and jumping out of airplanes. Take the phrase “I can’t” out of your vocabulary completely. Replace it with, I can, I will, I must… Copy that? Let’s get to work



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