Think Positively! Journey of Amal Academy

Abdullah Amin Khokhar
3 min readMay 31, 2021

As the astonishing journey of my Amal Fellowship is going to end soon, I am writing this blog to tell you about the positive reflections of Amal Academy.

What is Amal Academy? Well, it is a place to help you to reshape your thoughts and convert them into actionable plans. It is like a family where everyone encourages you to grow yourself professionally. This fellowship helps you to be yourself and be confident.

During this fellowship journey, you go through various worthy Project Works which changes the way you think and change your perspective about your goal. But the thing which groomed me professionally was the live sessions as you are encouraged to speak freely without any fear of judgement and everyone encourages and urge you to speak and your words are being appreciated.

I remember a time when our Project Manager asked our batch who will be the facilitator in today’s session regarding the excel software task. I said if I will be the facilitator if there will be no Vlookup feature. The session started and our group was appointed an excel task to complete in 35 minutes. And unfortunately, there was a Vlookup feature in our assigned task and also I was the facilitator. I had to facilitate my group members in Vlookup feature. I was so stressed at that time that how can I facilitate my group members even though I have no idea about this feature. Then I thought instead of losing hope, I should do something to complete this task within the given time. So I immediately open youtube, took a lecture of 5min on how to use the Vlookup feature. Then I applied my recently learned knowledge to my task and fortunately, I got the result within a couple of minutes.

Optimistic thoughts become optimistic beliefs, leading to an optimistic attitude even during dire circumstance in life.

What I learned from this incident:

This incident taught me one thing, don’t let your knowledge limit your growth. Your positive thinking to solve the problem will decide whether you will succeed or not.

Impact on others:

The energy which is high in me had a great impact on others. Like I used to say that whoever feels any problem at any time, don't worry, I will help you. This saying of mine increases positivity and productivity in my team members

Self Reflect:

The thing which I did differently was that I didn’t lose hope even when I was given that task which I don't know how to do it. But with positive thinking, I did it in a lesser time.

End Note:
There is no such thing as a hidden talent, you have to step forward and overcome your obstacles by positive thinking.