آفَةُ النَّجاحِِ اَلْكَسَلُ
Laziness is the blight of success.
There are few qualities which enable people to be successful in life, among them are: setting goals, putting a plan and timetable, persistence, patience, and being active. Yet, some people after reaching those goals, become lazy and surrender to comfort. This is what diminishes or even cancels their success.
Instead of that, the best attitude should be to stay active even after becoming successful. This redefines success in that it’s not only reaching goals, but also having and maintaining activity and momentum after reaching them. Success is an attitude, not an event. An example of that would be continuing eduction after graduation from college, or at least keeping the habit of reading.
In a passage from Dua’a Abu Hamza Thumali, Imam Al-Sajjad (a.s.) says: “O Allah, I seek Your protection against laziness, failure, grief, cowardice…”.