The Qur’an gives a description of how God Almighty created the universe. In one such statement the Qur’an, in the chapter As-Sajdah (Prostration), tells us that God created the universe in six days: It was God who created the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is in between in six Days, and then He established Himself on the throne. You have no patron nor any intercessor besides Him. So will you not pay heed? (32:4)
The word ‘six’ in the Qur’an is given with reference to creation, but it also gives us an important clue for life building. This formula again comprises six words: Ignore minus, avail of the plus. In fact, God has created this world in such a way that it is full of possibilities. Every time you find yourself in a situation where you are facing unwanted minus points, rest assured that there will also be some plus points that are favorable to you. So, don’t despair or be disappointed, but concentrate rather on discovering those plus points. Very soon you will find that, clearly, the plus points outnumber the minus points. Life is a test for everyone, with each problematic situation calling for reflection. Every such situation presents an intellectual challenge in that it awakens your mind and compels you to ferret out the plus items from the jungle of minus items.
Every man and woman should be made aware of nature’s formula for dealing with life’s problems, i.e. ascertain in advance that challenges are temporary and not permanent in nature and then try to overcome the obstacles they place in your path with wise and careful planning. You will soon discover that such challenges are only stepping stones in your life. The minus points of life are not simply minus points. They act as a booster, they awaken your mind, they enhance your intellectual capacity, they enable you to enter into the process of struggle with greater energy and wisdom. The minus items only ensure that your success will be on a greater scale. The minus points in life are like friction on the road. Every road is full of minor points of friction, but these only accelerate the pace of the vehicle; the same is true of human life. The problems in life can be compared to friction.
Every such situation presents an intellectual challenge in that it awakens your mind and compels you to ferret out the plus items from the jungle of minus items. In fact, minus points and plus points are both relative terms.
In real life, every minus is followed by a plus, and every plus is followed by a minus The journey of life is like traveling in a vehicle with two wheels, both of which are equally important, one wheel representing the plus points and the other wheel the minus points. You cannot run your vehicle on a single wheel; the vehicle of life needs two wheels, both minus and plus. It is one of the laws of nature, and there is no escape from the natural laws. The formula for success comprises of only six words. Keep in mind these six words and be certain of success.