Sometimes I wonder how much do we really value ourselves ? Or do we even care to make evaluation of ourselves to find out our strengths and weaknesses. Trying to see ourselves from another point of view, comparing with others, to see the goodness in them so that we can learn to be more like them, and to also see their weaknesses so that we can check whether we also have the same traits in us and at the very least learn from their flaws.
Or maybe sometimes by doing this evaluation process we may find out that maybe we have over rated or undervalued our selves. Perhaps we have given too much credit for ourselves more than we deserve. Or may be we think too small of ourselves when we do actually have some potentials that we never bother to discover.
When we think too highly of ourselves we may lead ourselves to being arrogant overconfident conceited ... and people may not like that
But when we are so timid and think so small about our abilities, people may never see the potentials in us and if they are not nice they may step on you too .....
I hope to be able to asses more of myself and my potentials this year so that I may be a better person than before.
Blessed is the man who always kept the life after death in his view, who remembered the Day of Judgment through all his deeds, who led a contented life and who was happy with the lot that Allah had destined for him