The writer, Asgar Jafferali Dhanji (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) served as the Secretary-General of the Africa Federation for two – 3-years terms. He served as JIBA Vice Chairman – with a particular passion to raise funds and offer Micro Finance to our Community – for low-income, underprivileged, startups, Business loans, individuals, and small enterprises — thereby giving opportunities to grow economically. He is the founder of Imaan Finance Ltd — the First Islamic Finance Institution in Tanzania. and has also served in Dar es Salaam Jamaat’s Arbitration Committee as well as a Board member of Ebrahim Haji Charitable Hospital – with a particular passion for the project of building the new hospital. He is now a motivational/Inspirational speaker giving regular Saturday Fajr lectures at Dar Imambara.
Work life balance
hat do you do, is a common question we hear people ask when meeting. It is a question that compels you to talk about your job or work while ignoring everything else. It is a question that relates to your work life balance
Does that question really explain who you really are? If you live to work, then probably yes, it does. But most people are not like this. Most people work to live, they may not be passionate about what they do- they may even find their work boring!
The important thing to remember is that work is only one aspect of who you are; one part of how you choose to live your life. Even if you claim that your job is everything and you are very successful at it, is it really successful if you do it to the exclusion of everything else?
Throw away the common perception that work and career success are somehow greater in stature, prestige and importance than successes in other parts of your life. Success is also bringing up a righteous family, living cordially and in peace with a spouse, doing charity, helping humanity and much more. Your successes are your successes. Be proud. It does not matter if and how other people recognize them.
The secret is to achieve a conscious balance- the importance of your work and other aspects of your life.
“Do you work to live or live to work? If you love your work, it does not really matter”
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