Arif Kabir

Arif Kabir is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of MYM. He loves to read, design, learn martial arts, and spend time with his wife and family. He has a Bachelor's in Operations Management & Information Systems, has memorized the Qur'an, and is now working as a Managing Consultant and is studying for a Master's in Human Computer Interaction. He writes for MYM to contribute to the growing collections of Islamic English literature and to inspire fellow Muslim youth.

Ever wondered what was the difference between an ordinary person and an extraordinary person?

It’s just that one remained ordinary, while the other went the extra mile, making him extraordinary.

Sounds too simple to be true? Take a quick look at the famous personalities around us. Whether they are famous in the field of politics, sports, acting, or any other prolific career, they usually got there by simply putting in the extra time that others didn’t. In politics, anybody can theoretically run for an elected position, yet we only ever see two or three people, out of hundreds and thousands of people, run to get elected for a government position. This is true not only in politics, but in almost every type of leadership and working capacity. Roger Staubach, a businessman and Hall of Fame quarterback, once said,

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”

If you find yourself along the extra mile and look around, you will notice that there are only handful amounts of people . You essentially become a pioneer, carving out undiscovered lands of Barakah and opportunity for others to follow. Every step that you take in this extra mile is a historic first in its own right.