I will NOT die here

I was born here. I have zero intentions of dying anywhere close to it. I don’t want to stay in one place forever. Honestly, if I had the choice, I wouldn’t stay in any place for longer than a few years. When I have the life that I want, I would be hopping cities and countries every few years. Even though I feel like an introvert, deep down inside I have this unfulfilled desire to explore the world....

October 27, 2021 · 2 min · Saqib Razzaq

Takeaways – Greenlights by Matthew Mcchonaghey

Don’t ask permission If you’re going to do something you believe in, something that feels like your calling, just do it. Don’t cripple yourself by waiting to ask for someone’s permission. You can do that later on or apologize if needed. But for now, do what makes you happy. Don’t be needy Strive to provide value and you’ll automatically get what you need in turn. But don’t go around begging for what you want without having any value to provide in return....

October 27, 2021 · 4 min · Saqib Razzaq

Takeaways – Saladin by John Man

I’ve heard about him many times before but never in as much detail as now. I’ve also heard about the glory of Islam and the rule we once had over several countries. It was amazing seeing how much control we had and how far our power spread. Obsession with reading One thing that struck me, in particular, was how much Muslims used to read. I read that at one time, a street in Damascus had over 80 book shops....

October 19, 2021 · 2 min · Saqib Razzaq

Takeaways – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink

Detached from the situation Whenever you need to make a tough call, make sure to distance yourself from your emotions. Make the call without being cluttered by them and considering all the facts and you’ll win. Ask the team how they want to do it If you want your team to give you their 100%, ask them how they want to do something. Of course, you won’t always agree with their approach but getting their opinion will show them that you care....

September 24, 2021 · 2 min · Saqib Razzaq

Takeaways – Powerful Lessons from Multiple Books

Take care of yourself like you would of lover Think about it for a second. We often put others before us. It is great to give to others and lift them up but not worth it by hurting yourself. How would you treat if someone you hold the dearest was going through a failure? Would you tell them it is their fault? Would you curse them for being dumb? Would you call the delusional or anything similar?...

February 11, 2021 · 4 min · Saqib Razzaq