The Motivations From Habiburrahman El Shirazy

Assalamu’alaikum, my lovely friends!
Barakallahu fiikum! (May Allah bless you!)

My work has stolen most of my time. I almost forgot my other dream to be good writer. I often deny my schedule in writing. I thought I need spirit from someone who can inspire me and someone who can support me to keep my writing.
Last time, I got great spirits and motivations from you and a few amazing bloggers/ writers.

Thanks guys!

I needed to recharge myself again… again! And I did!
On last Friday, I watched a video about writing motivation from Indonesian novelist Ustadz Habiburrahman El Shirazy. In that video he gave and shared his experiences about writing to Indonesian people who live and study in German.
I wrote some beautiful lessons from his speech, masha’Allah. I really admire his amazing talents. You can read more about him in my old post Habiburrahman El Shirazy, an Indonesian Multi Talented.

Habiburrahman El-Shirazy, an Indonesian Novelist. Photo:
Habiburrahman El-Shirazy, an Indonesian Novelist.

Here are the motivations those I got from him:

  • Write with your heart, and pour into it your love.
  • Starting from the words, big changes may occur.
  • Thinking about writing or talking about writing or worrying about writing is NOT WRITING!
  • Talent is not so important here, I’d say, talent is a big desire followed by hard work and done with high intensity.

I watched his video for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Alhamdulillah, I can keep my dream again.

I admire you, my friends, because you can keep your writing and update your posts regularly.
I admire the bloggers/ writers who can balance their times well.


Sorry for some grammar mistakes, 😀

10 thoughts on “The Motivations From Habiburrahman El Shirazy”

  1. Asalam Alaykum sisterrrrrr. How are you. I saw your comment on someone’s blog and thought “Oh it’s been long since I visited Fatmawaty”. And here I am. 😀 First of all I give you a biggggg hug.

    I agree with Habiburrahman when he says that thinking a lot about writing is not writing. I think when e act like that it is more of an obsession. Sometimes I worry because I cannot update my blog but when in the end I come with something I wrote with my eart rather than something written under pressure, I feel happier.

    So don’t worry sweetheart. Inspiration is everywhere. It can be from a quote you like, from a novel, from your own life, from the life of people around you. In my case I very often talk about people’s lives or my own life but I disguise the name 😀

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    1. Wa’alaikumussalam, my sister! Thank you, I accept your big huggg!, I’ve missed you a lot, sis! So sweet of you, dear sis!
      Yes, he’s awesome! He’s a great writer indeed. I love his writing/ novels. I’m struggling to keep my writing activity. Thank you, dear! ❤

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