When I’m feeling lazy and in need of a motivational kick, reminding myself of the following quote really gets me back into the groove of ‘doing’ things versus dreaming about them.

quoteThis is a quote that I absolutely LOVE and live by. It’s something that I remind myself of over and over again. ‘You get back what you put in.’ It’s so simple but it applies to absolutely everything.

For me it means that…

When my relationships are not going as I’d hope, I take a step back. Get some ‘me’ time in, reground my thoughts and emotions and then massively give to that relationship. Overload that connection with pure love. It means putting aside my bruised ego, dropping any harboured feelings and making the other person happy. Just focusing entirely on their happiness. (By cracking lame jokes, having soul-deep discussions, sharing cringe-worthy, embarrassing moments and giving genuine heartfelt compliments) Because when you truly love someone, their happiness is yours too. ♡

When it comes to health and getting the body of my dreams, I’m constantly reminding myself that this is a lifestyle change not a diet. It’s something I work at everyday. Whether it’s exercising vigorously first thing in the morning or drinking matcha green tea at bedtime to balance out a not so healthy day of eating. Putting in the effort to cook fresh, whole meals regularly and take care of body makes me sooooo happy – I wouldn’t change it for the world!

When I’m working on growing ‘Inspired & Fabulous’, I take a proactive approach to build a heart centred business. ‘You get back what you put in’ means that every single day I do something that takes this project further. Whether it’s brain storming new ideas, uploading daily content on facebook, attending business courses, writing posts, getting back to emails and comments… I do a little something everyday to take it one step further. 

This mentality of ‘you get back what you out in’ really drives me to put more love and energy into everything. From the people that I love to the projects that light me up and the hobbies that sing to my soul, it all comes down to putting my heart and soul into them.

Becoming vulnerable before people and putting your sweat and tears into a project (that may not succeed) is scary! It’s frightening to know that people can abuse and will misuse your innocence. It keeps me awake at night in fear whether ‘Inspired & Fabulous’ will be here, this time next year.

But let me assure you Sweetheart, it is ABSOLUTELY worth it.

The sweat, love and tears make it the best journey ever. You won’t regret it.

You really do get back what you put in.

34 Comments on Weekly Inspiration: Feeling Lazy? Read This.

  1. JazakAllah khair for these reminders. I really need this now cause I’m currently doing some projects and exerting a constant and quality effort is needed. This post reminded me that if I exert high quality effort in my tasks, I’ll get a high quality result.

    • Tiny steps make such a big difference!

      Baby steps + consistency = desired results.

      Sometimes taking baby steps is what gets you there. Taking huge leaps, every once in a while isn’t as helpful as baby steps, done regularly.

      Reminds me of the tortoise and the hare race 😀

  2. What amazing reminders, subhan Allah. How can we expect to get anything, if we aren’t making any effort? I love the bit about growing Inspired and Fabulous, and your desire to build a heart based business. As long as we are always trying to improve, in shaa Allah we always will 🙂

    • Absolutely! It’s funny how we sometimes forget the obvious things like without effort, we’re not going anywhere! 🙂

      I love that: ‘As long as we are always trying to improve, in shaa Allah we always will ‘ – so beautiful 🙂 JazakAllah for imparting your wisdom.

  3. Loving these points! Especially the one about setting aside your bruised ego for the sake of the relationship you want. When I swallow my pride and focus on him, I rarely ever regret it.
    This is fast becoming one of my favourite blogs!

  4. Subhanallah, just today i was telling my friend how much I appreciate what it takes to transform from who you were to who you are. The blood, the sweat, the tears, are totally worth it at the end of the day. Thank you for reminding us.

    • Awww thanks for reading ❤️‍ You’re absolutely spot on! Change is not easy – which is probably why most people are afraid of it. But it’s always worth it. It takes a lot of motivation and long term vision to stay on track in the present circumstance.

  5. Oh definitely! We can’t expect to get 100% when we only put in 50%. This reminds me of the story of Qabil and Habil (Cain and Abel). They were both asked to offer a sacrefice for Allah. Qabil chose his worst wheat while Habil chose to give his best ram. Allah accepted the prized ram and not the cheap wheat. Moral = you have to give your best to receive the best (acceptance).

  6. Alhamdulillah, it about aiming for Ihsan (excellence) in everything, isn’t it?

    The reality of this life is to take the best from this moment for we are clueless about what the next minute will bring. And that is where tawakkul comes in – reliance on Allah (swt).

    In simple terms, sow the right seeds with excellence while putting your trust in Allah (swt).

    Stay motivated!

    • Yeah absolutely, Ihsan in everything ? And truthfully, when we do our best in this current moment, we automatically put ourselves in the best future circumstance for whatever Allah has in store for us.

      Thanks for sharing your insights ?

  7. You are so right! I am still struggling out of my comfort zone, with changing success, but this gives me hope 🙂 I wish the small steps counts too

    • The small steps absolutely do count – baby steps make alllll the difference. If your ever overwhelmed just focus on the next step right in front of you. You’ll manage it incredibly well.

      I’m so happy this gives you hope! I’m sure you’ll be very proud of yourself ?

  8. I’ve been slacking a bit on stuff as well, and this is a great reminder. In most aspects of our lives we reap what we sow sA. And when things don’t go our way, we remember our journey like you said. Good points, mA.

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