The students of the Faculty of Languages and Translation (female section), along with the coordinator of the Intellectual Awareness Unit (IAU), attended a workshop on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Faculty of Islamic Legislation. The workshop was held by Dr. Nora Al-Faifi, who emphasized the importance of setting life goals and working hard to achieve them. "Life has many challenges, and you should set goals, find opportunities, overcome all obstacles, and work hard to achieve your goal," said Dr. Al-Faifi. Goal setting isn't just about creating a plan for your life and holding yourself accountable; it's also about having the necessary inspiration to aim for things you never thought possible, explained Dr. Al-Faifi. She added that having a goal written down with a date for accomplishment gives you something to plan and work towards. A written goal is an abiding reminder of what you need to accomplish, which connects you with your inner desires, and gives you motivational energy to exert all efforts to achieve your goal.
In answering the question, "What is your life purpose, and how do you plan to achieve your dreams?", Dr. Al-Faifi clarified that the Islamic creed is very clear; we have been created to worship Allah the Almighty. Moreover, Allah intended for Muslims to be active participants in society and hence commanded us to go out in the world to seek out the bounties of Allah. Dr. Al-Faifi emphasized that setting goals in life, planning one's future and designing one's own purpose in life is all a part of the Islamic teachings.
The workshop was followed by an open discussion about the significance of setting a goal in one's life. Many participants contributed by talking about personal experiences they went through and the struggles they had in their lives and how they were able to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals. Finally, the workshop was concluded with success stories of some teaching assistants and students who managed to accomplish their goals. They asserted that it is very important to set a goal in your life, 'invite' opportunities, believe in yourself, and work hard to achieve your dream. The workshop was very motivational for students who were excited about the discussion and the success stories.
The event was attended by the Vice Supervisor of the Intellectual Awareness Unit, Dr. Dawlah Mohammad Mane', and IAU coordinators from various faculties of the university.
Source: Dr. Amal Metwally, Coordinator of Intellectual Awareness Unit, Faculty of Languages and Translation