Prepare Yourself Mentally

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Get yourself in the habit of mentally anticipating the worst possible outcomes so that it becomes easy for you to overcome crisis situations. Prepare yourself mentally for:

  • separation from a loved one;
  • animosity or hostility from a friend;
  • the deception or conspiring of someone close [to you against you];
  • setbacks or failures occurring;
  • losses taking place.

But don’t let that stop you from being optimistic; don’t let pessimism find its way into your heart. For between pessimism and anticipating worst possible outcomes is a [clear] distinction, just as there is between the sky and the earth.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 4 Dec 21. 16:28 GMT+3.