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Stockdale paradox and Redha & Tawakal Concept

The Stockdale Paradox approached adversity with a very different mind-set, which is the need to recognised the reality of situation create a resilience. When you're faced with a challenge or a trauma, you look at that challenge objectively. You might make the assessment, 'I'm in really big trouble.' You have a realistic assessment of what you're facing. On the other hand, you have the attitude and the confidence to say, 'But I will prevail. I'm in a tough spot, but I will prevail.'

For me, the Stockdale Paradox carries an important lesson in personal development, a lesson in faith and honesty: Never doubt that you can achieve your goals. But at the same time, always take honest stock of your current situation.

In the end you can’t control what happens to you, but you can control how you respond, and if you carefully think through the problem, are optimistic that you will make it through, and that’s the best possible way to deal with obstacles, big or small.

Confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be and at the same time retain faith that you will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties. That is Redha and Tawakal concept in Islam.

This concept was clear stated in the Quran and stories of history. When a person is afflicted with trials and tragedy, not only the person effort and patience but he/she also prayers towards God that will be the faith for survival.

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