Friday, August 27, 2010

من أروع ماسمعت "الحياة الطيبة" The Goodly Life

Monday, August 23, 2010

Nick Vujicic Video - Kekurangan Tidak Bermakna Tidak Boleh

Video ini saya pernah dapat few years ago through email. Lepas saya forwardkan email tersebut kepada kawan-kawan, saya mendapat satu email yang mengatakan terima kasih. Katanya, video ini memberi motivasi kepada beliau untuk yakin dengan diri sendiri, kalau Nick Vujicic boleh buat, dia juga boleh.

Beliau juga mengatakan, mulai dari hari itu, beliau tidak akan komplen lagi, merungut lagi jika beliau gagal melakukan sesuatu, kerana Nick Vujicic tidak komplen akan kekurangannya atau mengharapkan bantuan orang lain, sebaliknya beliau cuba untuk hidup seperti biasa.

I think I will also show this video next time I give motivational talk to students.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pencetus Motivasi Diri

Setiap orang mempunyai pencetus motivasi diri yang tersendiri. Ada orang mempunyai beberapa pencetus motivasi diri, yang mana bagi sesuatu perkara pencetus motivasi itu berbeza dengan perkara yang lain. Contohnya, bagi seorang pelajar, dalam bab belajar bersungguh-sungguh beliau mengambil kesusahan keluarga sebagai pencetus motivasi untuk cemerlang dalam pelajaran. Manakala, dalam aktiviti kepimpinan di sekolah, beliau mengambil tokoh terkenal seperti Perdana Menteri sebagai idola yang sentiasa membakar semangat beliau untuk aktif dalam aktiviti kepimpinan di sekolah.

Pencetus motivasi pula boleh berubah mengikut masa. Kadang ada pencetus motivasi juga tidak lagi berkesan membakar semangat kita, maka ketika itu kita perlu mencari cetusan yang baru.

Apabila sesuatu matlamat kita tercapai, pencetus motivasi itu pula mungkin akan pergi, seterusnya diganti dengan pencetus motivasi baru bagi matlamat yang baru.

Pencetus motivasi diri mestilah yang genuine, yang original, yang real, yang lahir dari hati, bukan dari minda. Satu ujian untuk menguji samada sesebuah pencetus motivasi itu genuine atau tidak ialah dengan mencabar diri anda dengan mengatakan anda tipu atau membuang pencetus itu dari anda. Kalau anda tidak emotional, tidak menangis, tidak marah apabila dicabar, itu bermakna pencetus motivasi itu tidak genuine.

Maka, carilah pencetus motivasi diri anda dalam sebarang perkara yang anda lakukan. Sesungguhnya kita memerlukan motivasi dalam hidup, supaya kita akan berusaha dengan gigih untuk mencapai matlamat kita.

Di antara contoh pencetus motivasi diri ialah:
  1. Kesusahan keluarga mendorong seorang pelajar untuk berusaha bersungguh-sungguh dalam pelajaran
  2. Pesan arwah ibu atau bapa supaya belajar bersungguh-sunggup, menjadi anak soleh
  3. Mengkagumi seseorang yang telah berjaya, anda juga ingin berjaya
  4. Guru yang selalu membakar semangat anda
  5. Cita-cita untuk menjadi angkasawan ke-2 Malaysia, menjadi perdana menteri dsb.
  6. Kritikan kawan-kawan yang mengatakan anda tidak boleh melakukannya. Maka anda ingin membuktikan anda boleh.
  7. Belum pernah orang melalukannya, anda ingin menjadi yang pertama. Contohnya, ingin menjadi angkasawan Malaysia yang pertama, atau menjadi rakyat Malaysia pertama mendapat Nobel Prize 
Saya mengalu-alukan contoh-contoh real life pencetus motivasi dari pembaca sekalian. Mungkin kisah-kisah anda dapat memberi motivasi kepada pembaca yang lain. Sila klik 'comment' di bawah artikel ini untuk share kisah cetusan motivasi anda.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Friends Are Our Best Motivators

This week has been a quiet week at work. It is Wednesday, half way through the week. Not much activities in my calendar and my to do laundry list is not many too. I am not used to this situation. Not sure about others, but I find that I become very productive and effective when I am fully loaded with work. When I am loaded 120%, I get all of them done more effectively and with best quality. But, when my plate is only 25% loaded, I loose the motivation to anything.

So, I send email to the mailing list of my high school friends, asking for ideas - what I should do to keep me busy. I was overwhelm by their replies. Thanks folks - you guys are my best friends as always. Today, one of them whom I never talked with in school, initiated a chat with me - asking me questions about my situation and then gave me an idea. I find it a great idea, something that I love and enjoy doing. She asked me to write a book about my experience that can motivate people. She pointed me to check websites on how to write a book. I found many of them. Somehow, I feel motivated by her suggestion - I didn't know my friends who have been reading my emails and messages on my Facebook think I should book my stories.

Then, soon after that chat, my wife walked in, I told her a friend suggests I write a book. She then told one my colleagues who recently retired (at age of 45) is also writing a book. I immediately rang him up. Yes, he has found a way how to write and publish a book - something I am looking for. Again, this news motivate me.

It takes only 2 friends to get ourselves motivated. A simple chat and a answer to a phone call by friends motivate me to do something I have been trying to do. Write a blog and publish the contents in a book.

So today, I am determined to continue blogging, writing something from my experiences, from my heart (hati) and from my mind (minda). My blog does not have every reader, but I'd be extremely happy even if it motivates 1 person. Just like today, it took only 2 old friends to motivate me. Something great does not have to be from and by many people.

So, if you are down, talk to someone. Don't layan yourself with the bad mood, or don't let your bad mood or your situation continue to influence you.

Enjoy my blog everyone! Keep reading!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A friend & Friendship

Inspirational Quote: “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”

Famous quote by William Shakespeare

I think "A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still gently allows you to be you. A friend shall not enforce on you his values, his beliefs, his philosophies, his thoughts, his actions, his pace, and his dream."

A friend shall not force you to be another him. He needs to recognize everyone is different.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A speech made by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anna Quindlen

This was a speech made by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anna Quindlen at the graduation ceremony of an American university where she was awarded an Honorary PhD.

"I'm a novelist. My work is human nature. Real life is all I know. Don't ever confuse the two, your life and your work. You will walk out of here this afternoon with only one thing that no one else has. There will be hundreds of people out there with your same degree: there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living. But you will be the only person alive who has sole custody of your life. Your particular life. Your entire life. Not just your life at a desk or your life on a bus or in a car or at the computer. Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart. Not just your bank accounts but also your soul.

People don't talk about the soul very much anymore. It's so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit. But a resume is cold comfort on a winter's night, or when you're sad, or broke, or lonely, or when you've received your test results and they're not so good.

Here is my resume: I am a good mother to three children. I have tried never to let my work stand in the way of being a good parent. I no longer consider myself the centre of the universe. I show up. I listen. I try to laugh. I am a good friend to my husband. I have tried to make marriage vows mean what they say. I am a good friend to my friends and them to me. Without them, there would be nothing to say to you today, because I would be a cardboard cut out. But I call them on the phone and I meet them for lunch. I would be rotten, at best mediocre, at my job if those other things were not true.

You cannot be really first rate at your work if your work is all you are.

So here's what I wanted to tell you today:

Get a life. A real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger pay cheque, the larger house. Do you think you'd care so very much about those things if you blew an aneurysm one afternoon or found a lump in your breast?

Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze at the seaside, a life in which you stop and watch how a red-tailed hawk circles over the water, or the way a baby scowls with concentration when she tries to pick up a sweet with her thumb and first finger.

Get a life in which you are not alone. Find people you love, and who love you. And remember that love is not leisure, it is work. Pick up the phone. Send an email. Write a letter.

Get a life in which you are generous. And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted.. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money you would have spent on beer and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a big brother or sister. All of you want to do well. But if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough.

It is so easy to waste our lives, our days, our hours, and our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the colour of our kids' eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so easy to exist instead of to live.

I learned to live many years ago. I learned to love the journey, not the destination. I learned that it is not a dress rehearsal, and that today is the only guarantee you get. I learned to look at all the good in the world and try to give some of it back because I believed in it, completely and utterly. And I tried to do that, in part, by telling others what I had learned. By telling them this: Consider the lilies of the field. Look at the fuzz on a baby's ear. Read in the back yard with the sun on your face.

Learn to be happy. And think of life as a terminal illness, because if you do, you will live it with joy and passion as it ought to be lived"