Eric Demaine

He is a former child prodigy who entered college at the age of 12, finished his bachelor’s degree at 14 and his PhD at 20 years old.

Currently, Erik is 36 years old and is a computer science professor at MIT. You can find his lectures, books, papers and many more things on Erik Demaine.

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Willpower & Determination

Today, I will talk about the meaning of Willpowerقوة الإرادة” and Determinationالعزيمة” and how they could change our life and i will use a real life example to prove my point of view.

The Willpower قوة الإرادة” and Determination “العزيمة” are inner power that enable us to face the challenges and to continue in achieving our GOALS 🙂

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

So, It is all about what you believe and think .. If you have a strong motiveدافع“, You can do it 😀

Try to always motivate and encourage yourself … Set Your GOAL, and Go On You Can Achieve It .. You Can Do It — Ask Allah To Help You, And Trust That He Will — 🙂


And the last thing I want to talk about is the real life examples that I watched and they Motivate, and Inspire me. Here you are this great two videos 🙂

The first example was about Khaldoon Sinjab a Software Engineer that has an accident and he give all of us a lesson in life. A lesson about Never Give Up and Yes You Can whatever obstacles you face.

The second example was about Nick who was born with no arms and no legs. See him when he say ‘I Love Living Life .. I am Happy’ 🙂

I hope that we all change our mind and our life, Stay positive, have faith in Allah and thank him for his graces 🙂


Are You Optimistic Person ?

Today, after setting with some people … I found how much i’m rich .. I have things that doesn’t exist in others life, I have FAITH, HOPE, and OPTIMISM

Yeah, sure i consider myself as the richest person in the world. Do you know what that means if you are hopeless ?! it means that you really don’t know your GOAL and don’t search for it !! 😦

The other people consider me that i am a mad girl, because i always say “I love being a Software Engineer, I love coding and it flows in my veins” … I believe in Allah, Then myself “Allah Will Guide Me In The Right Way, I TRUST Him”.

What’s the difference between us and Mr. Mark Zuckerberg ?! (Who is now not having a Facebook account ?)


What’s the difference between us and Mr. Bill Gates ?! (How much users have Microsoft products today ?)


What’s the difference between us and Mr. Steve Jobs ?! (How much users have Apple products today ?)


Actually there is a big difference between THEM and US.

Even Mr. Mark or Mr. Bill, or Mr. Steve not only has a creative idea, but also he has a self-confidence, passion and a belief that he can do it .. and “Yes He Did It” 😀 .. all of them considered as a successful persons. And our world have a lot of other successful persons too.

Why not to be one of them ?! Why we just lose hope and give up ?!

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 1,000 ways that won’t work”  Thomas Edison

He tried 1,000 times until he created the light bulb .. How much we try to give up ?

I consider that as a SHAME on us, We always have excuses for giving up !!

We need to decide with ourselves that we need to change, that we need to always try and work hard .. and no way for giving up. Let us make our REMARKABLE mark in our world. Let us IMPRESS the world with our EFFECTS, and let our skills SHINE. 🙂

“Believe in Allah, Allah will show us the RIGHT WAY .. and never lose FAITH and HOPE

And don’t forget Keep Moving Forward ^_^

What Changed My Life !!


Today, I’m not going to talk about a technical topic. I’m going to talk about the thing that changed my life, make me OPTIMISTIC, fill me with HOPE, and changed my point of view to the work, future and the whole world. Today, I’m going to talk about my college and colleagues … and how each of them changed me.

When I was in my first year in college, I have no clear GOAL in my life (in other words “I have no life” 😦 ). I used to go to my college and take lectures and labs and go back to my home. I depend on lecture slides in my study, and that’s all what I do in my life (miserable life 😦 )

In the second semester of my first year, I began to realize that ALLAH put me in this college for a reason. And I start concentrating in subjects that I am interested in it (like Programming, Math, Probability & Statistics, Compilers, Image Processing, Neural Networks … etc).

I start working to improve myself especially in programming that I adore 🙂 , and also tried to improve my problem solving skills (which make me feel the challenges ^_^).

I knew some people who really motivated me; some of them are Teaching Assistants and the others are colleagues older than me. I learned from them that:-

1- Science is important.

2- We should do our best because ALLAH create us for constructing the earth.

3- We should do our work well because Prophet Mohammed told us that “Allah loves that whenever any of you do something, do it well” (“إن الله يحب إذا عمل أحدكم عملا أن يتقنه”)

4- We should be self-motivated, creative, and thinking outside of the box.

5- As a developer, I learned how to write code. And the wisdom I learned is “Think more, Write less” which means think a lot in a solution and then write less code 🙂

I should say that all those people are the ones who really I respect and admit that they do a favor for me because they changed my mind.


I believe that in your work it is not important how much money you get, but it’s important to ask yourself some questions:-

  • Do you really love your WORK?
  • Do you really think that you exist for a reason?
  • What’s your GOAL in your WORK? And in your LIFE in general?
  • What makes you DIFFERENT from others?
  • Do you really BELIEVE in yourself?
  • Do you have the CURIOSITY for learning more?
  • Do you love teaching others what you have learned (in another words … Are you good in knowledge transfer)?

The last thing I want to say to all those people who changed me “I am very thankful to all of you, Meeting people like you are the best thing happened to me. I will never forget your advises” :D.”You are my LIGHTS in the Dark