[Intro.]: Ten Self Development Challenges: Transform Yourself Without Breaking the Bank!

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Do you remember the thrill of driving for the first time?

Feeling the force of the engine gliding along?

The hum of the wonder device that gets you from point A to B.

Such pride and power of being an excited chauffeur ~ of your passengers.

Even better is the fascinating design of your vehicle that reminds you of your car racing games.

An experience worth recording and passing on to the future generation. But wait…

Its not all celebrations and achievements with your driving adventures. The challenges come sooner than imagined. Sometimes, mini-crashes happen almost as soon as you share your road wins and victories.

Then shame and disappointment follows.

Do you abandon the adventure almost as you soon as began it? Or push ahead while being more careful, asking questions and learning new tactics ?

In much the same way, life consistently throws its tests. But when you are proactive and prepared, your self worth, ego and confidence doesn’t become battered like a vehicle.

As you gain more experience on the road, you learn to be more cautious and utilise useful tactics to keep you gliding safely. With time, just as cars dents and scatches go through a process to get fixed your feelings will get healed after the harsh tests of life.

So whether you are a:

> parent, spouse or sibling
> student, hustler or employee;

Its time to take on a self development challenge!

To help you grow, push and transform yourself while investing in the resources you have within or around you. Because life gets busy and you need to take a breath + break so you can revamp yourself.

Accept my invitation to transform yourself through the ten self development challenges; and boost your faith and life ultimately.

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:

“Faith wears out in the heart of any one of you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your hearts” (Mustadrak al-Haakim)

Its time to change gears, slow down and maybe even park your car.

For now, keep driving safe and watch out for part 1 of your challenge.

To more awesome road adventures and positive changes ahead.

What do you remember of your first days on the road – wins and challenges? Please share below?


  1. The first days.. I was soo nervous! I am still nervous but something that my husband said me is imprinted in my mind. It is ok even if you are slow. Take your time and drive. Especially since I get nervous about big land cruisers and their flashing lights haha

  2. Such a wonderfully written post! And very motivating!

  3. My early memories of driving a car is my father teaching me the routes n his instructions like slow slow, fast fast, brake brake , no brake no brake…. ??. N him holding the dashboard in front of him. Not that i was or am a bad driver but u know parents think we can never be good ?

  4. I love self development challenges. We all need to improvement, and having suggestions like this is a great initiative

  5. Am in!!!
    Well there is another category here. Who totally avoid road for the fear of crash. 🙁
    Or just driving is not my thing may be.
    Anyways looking forward to the challenges 🙂 All set !

  6. This is well written. And I like the way you used driving a car as a metaphor for self growth. My first days on the road? I remember the great patience my father showed me while he taught me how to drive. I bailed out of driving duty, though–I get too stressed out by the crazy traffic. No “go bring some milk” or “go pick up/drop off this” for me, if I can help it!

    • Amina Edota says:

      The good ol’ memories of learning to drive will live on forever. Mine includes a fearless, courageous brother who had an overdose of patience as well. Traffic can cause a lot of stress indeed or just driving in and of itself. But its just a part of life. And life has to go on.

  7. This was such a motivating post and I love the fact that you have also posted quotes of our Prophet Mohammad (pbuh).

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