The 30-Day Challenge

This is a video of a brief talk given by Matt Cutts about how anyone can do anything for 30 days. I thought it was especially appropriate for Ramadan. Even though Ramadan is eagerly anticipated by Muslims, that doesn’t mean that it’s easy to get through. And it’s going to be especially hard this year with the heat and the long summer days. (I was able to add Arabic subtitles to the video; you’ll have to let me know how accurate they are.)

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Ellen

Editor and chief writer at I, Muslimah and Femagination. Ellen also contributes regularly to Elevate Difference. She is a freelance writer, essayist and copy editor, living with two cats and a husband in Columbus, OH.

2 thoughts on “The 30-Day Challenge”

  1. It seems that my first 30 days of my life were all about studying, that’s why I’ve been stuck in this studying cycle for more than 28 years now.
    However, I remember ten years ago when I started to pray the (Fajr) prayer at time, it all started in Ramadan, and after the 30 days of Ramadan, I got used to it. Ramadan to me was and still a sufficient exercise period to learn self discipline. I wish all Muslims in the world can appreciate this concept and take advantage of it.
    By the way the translation was accurate.

  2. I quit smoking two Ramadans ago and didn’t smoke for six months and then I started again. So I am definitely going to use this Ramadan as motivation to stop again, for good this time, Insha’allah.

    But more than that I want to become more regular in my prayers and in studying the Qur’an and about Islam. It’s important to take care of our bodies, but if that was all I did this Ramadan, I would feel that I wasted a golden opportunity.

    Having said that, I have noticed that sometimes when we discipline ourselves in one area we find it easier to discipline ourselves in others.The key, I think, is submission to Allah.

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