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Renungan
“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SUB di Cytec


Pagi ini, Ajid called me. Seperti yang aku agak, dia nak tahu apa outcomes dari program dua hari ‘Sedia Untuk Berjaya’ (SUB) yang telah di adakan untuk satu syarikat bernama ‘Cytec’ bertempat di Royale Bintang Hotel, Seremban. Aku hanya senyum sendirian. Aku katakan pada dia, ‘Fantastico!’
  

Memang hebat. Bukan aku syok sendiri tetapi itulah yang dikatakan oleh para hadirin SUB ini. Sememangnya aku cukup puas hati. Hilang segala letih-letih aku. Aku teringat kata-kata En Zul, boss ‘Cytec’ itu semasa sessi penamat SUB ini. “Dah lama, saya merancang untuk melaksana program ini, namun masa dan keadaan tidak mengizinkan. Namun hati saya tetap menyuruh saya melaksanakan juga program ini. Baru sekarang kita mampu laksanakan. Dan memang tidak salah kata suara hati saya. Sememangnya program SUB ini memenuhi harapan saya dan sesuai sangat untuk kerja  kita”. Kata-kata beliau itu disambut tepukan gemuruh dari hadirin. Meremang bulu roma aku.


Apapun, aku fikir, aku hanya cuba beri yang terbaik. Bak kata seorang sahabat, apa yang kita lakukan perlu kita laksanakan dengan sesempurna mungkin. Aku rasa itu yang telah aku lakukan. Samada para hadirin ini akan mendapat menafaat atau sebaliknya, aku serahkan kepada Tuhan. Sebab itu semua di luar bidang kuasa aku. Bila aku berpandangan begini, aku rasa lebih tenteram. Kalau baik, aku ucapkan semuanya milik Tuhan. Kalau sebaliknya, aku serahkan kepada Tuhan dan mohon bimbingan Beliau untuk memperbaiki keadaan itu. Mmm ... aman rasa hati aku berpandangan begini.


Secara peribadi, aku banyak belajar dari sessi SUB ini. Namun yang paling bermakna kepada aku ialah mengenai masa. Masa yang pada kita hakikatnya semakin berkurangan. Hari ini lebih pendek masa yang kita ada berbanding semalam. Dan jika hari esok masih ada, hari esok lebih pendek masa yang kita ada berbanding hari ini. Rugi benar jika kita tidak berupaya menafaatkan setiap masa yang berlalu di depan kita.


Seperkara lain ialah mengenai konsep mendengar. Dalam sessi ’reflection’, salah satu topik yang dibincangkan ialah mengenai keupayaan mendengar. Untungnya bagi mereka yang rela mendengar ialah bilamana kita mendengar, kita punya peluang untuk belajar. Sebaliknya, jika kita asyik bercakap, mana mungkin kita mampu belajar? Simple yet powerful!


Seperkara lagi, semasa aku breakfast pagi tadi, seorang sahabat berkongsi cerita mengenai bahasa yang digunakan oleh YM Tunku Abdul Rahman. YM Tunku ada menyatakan, ” Syukur pada Tuhan, kita berupaya mencapai kemerdekaan dari British. Ianya adalah berkat dari bijaklaksana kita.” Sahabat aku ini katakan agar perhatikan kata-kata Y.M. Tunku itu. YM Tunku menggunakan perkataan bijaklaksana dan BUKAN bijaksana. Bijaklaksana bermaksud bijak merancang dan laksana hingga tercapai hajat. Manakala bijaksana pula membawa makna seolah bijak itu jauh dari kita. Kami sama-sama ketawa sambil aku terbayang rajah ’stick person’ itu. Aku harap ’stick person’ ini mampu membantu para anggota kerja Cytec itu agar mereka  bijaklaksana segala tugas-tugas mereka.


Ramai di kalangan hadirin SUB ini merupakan otai-otai (Old Timers). Yang seronoknya bila ramai otai ialah SUB ini akan lebih meriah kerana otai-otai ini sebenarnya penuh dengan pengalaman. Hanyanya pengalaman mereka ini tidak tersusun. Jadi bila mereka mengikuti SUB ini, dengan sendirinya mereka dapat melihat segala pengalaman mereka dengan lebih tersusun dan sudahnya mudah bagi mereka mengatur gerak langkah bagi bina masa depan yang lebih sejahtera-bahagia-kaya!


Akhir kata, aku terkedu seketika bila teingatkan seorang otai dalam SUB ini. Pada pandangan aku, beliau ini memang ’hardcore’. Pada permulaan sessi SUB ini, beliau semacam suka menggangu perjalanan SUB ini dengan kata-kata ’nakal’ beliau dan diikuti dengan derai ketawa para hadirin yang lain. Aku tak kisah itu semua sebab aku yakin dalam diam-diam, beliau pasti sedang memikirkan segala apa yang aku kongsikan. Aku lihat makin lama SUB ini berjalan, aku lihat tumpuan beliau makin tinggi dan berani aku katakan bila masuk hari kedua, beliau merupakan antara para hadirin yang paling memberi tumpuan. Sudahnya sebelum pulang, beliau datang kepada aku dan memberi aku ’salam semut’ sambil berbisik kepada aku. ”Sudah banyak program saya hadiri tetapi program ini memng lain dari yang lain. Terima kasih” kata beliau dengan penuh sebak.


Thank you Cytec! Thank you for all the knowledge and the beautiful memories ...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fisherman and the Banker



An investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The investment banker complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The fisherman replied, "Only a little while."

The investment banker then asked, "Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more fish?"

The fisherman said, "With this I have more than enough to support my family's needs."

The investment banker then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

The fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, dance with my wife, stroll into the village each evening and spend time with my family, I have a full and busy life."

The investment banker scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat: With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor; eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to a big town and eventually to the the city where you will run your ever-expanding enterprise."

The fisherman asked, "But, how long will this all take?"

To which the investment banker replied, "15 to 20 years."

"But what then?" asked the fisherman.

The investment banker laughed and said that's the best part. "When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions?...Then what?" asked the fisherman again.

The investment banker said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, dance with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings and spend time with your family."

Moral: Work hard to achieve your goals in life but do not run for the goals which are not going to really give you fruitful results at the end of the day. Work hard but give time to yourself and your family. Do not compromise your family life.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Old is gold yesterday, today & tomorrow

Old is gold, it is always said. When I was a five-year old, some 45 years ago, my elders said their olden days were gold. Today, my daughter, who is around 20s, says, “Old is gold."


I always wonder why everyone's olden days are better than their present. Old music and songs were good. Old films were outstanding. Old clothing’s were of better quality. Old craftsmanship was worthier. Old kain pelikats were good. In the olden days, food was of high standards. Old vessels and wares were of high quality.

Old teachers were excellent. Old schools were better centers of learning. Old furniture pieces were more appealing. Old houses were user-friendly, airy and well ventilated. Old games with minimum but crude gadgets were more enchanting. The old Radio Malaysia entertained us all with high quality programmes. Old friendships were more reliable. Old coffee was tasty. Is it something to do with one's psyche? No. It cannot be brushed off or wished away simply like that. Old is, and was, really gold. But why?

Times are changing fast. Values are eroding. Goodness is replaced and it is now measured by smartness to get on with life. We have become excessively vigilant, touchy and more suspicious for no real reason. Today, we frisk everyone, inwardly at least. We take things with a pinch of salt. Though today's material comforts;that could not even be dreamt of a decade ago are aplenty, still something is amiss about life. What is it? Peace? Happiness?

Peace prevailed earlier, despite wars. There was trust. There was hope. People relaxed better. There was no clamor for things that one did not possess. The absence of those, that were not deemed essential to own, never made any difference to a happy life.

There was contentment. Competition was less cut-throat. There was concern, affection and true bonding. There was togetherness. More important, people were patient. No doubt, there were poverty and scarcity, paucity and difficulty. But there was beauty in life and comity among all. Disputes were quickly and amicably sorted out. Courts had fairly less business.

Families were big and joint family was the norm. There were guests to partake of food and there was readiness to share whatever one had. Rains were original and smiles were natural. Air was fresh. There were few privileges to enjoy. Yet life was complete, meaningful and wholesome. People lent money to the needy without documents and paper. Debts were written off without protests and contests. Times were timeless. Values were invaluable and principles were priceless.

The main door of our house, located at the fag end of our small village in Temoh, Perak, was never locked except during night. Windows were open 24 hours of the day. There were no double grills for the main door. We knew everyone in the village, though by nicknames (only the postman knew the real names). Today, not knowing the neighbour is an etiquette and norm. Privacy is mistaken for liberty and freedom. One is compelled to look at the tenants' chart in the apartment complex to know about the neighbours caged in the matchbox apartments.

If it was lunch time, the guest would join us. Strangely, there was always enough food at home at least for one guest. Guests never brought their soaps, towels, hair oil or shaving sets. Visitors came with the minimum and left with the maximum that we could afford and spare for them. Today, it is “me and mine” culture. A guest is the most unwelcome soul, more so when the favorite TV serial is on.

We all walked to the school, miles away, in the scorching sun. We never felt the pain. There were tragedies in families. People took them in their stride. No one rushed to the media. The media were more responsible and mature. Silly stories were never entertained. There was no sensationalism. Natural calamities did occur and sufferings were more severe. Yet people breathed easy. Even one-plus-one families are suffocating today. There were not many telephones. Mobiles were non-existent. Yet, people conversed joyously.

Roads were free of flashy four-wheelers. Dresses were tailor-made and not ready made. Hoteliers served fresh food. Food was never refrigerated. Fruit juices were fresh, never tinned. Home food was oven-hot, never re-heated.

Today, it is use and throw, be it a battery, a gadget, a gear, father or mother. Those days, it was use, remember and respect. Old homes of the past are old-age homes now. Donations to charities and orphanages are bountiful now. Mosques are mushrooming in every colony. Yet, humanity is drying up, and about divinity, the less said the better.

Charity began at home then. Even beggars were dignified. They were humble and never greedy. People were self-made. They are self-centred now. Family elders were philosophers, guides and counselors. Today, there are counselors for every non-issue, at a price. Psychiatrists were unheard of then. Today, they proliferate, one for every two disturbed persons.

Health was not a worrisome issue. It is a psychic issue now. We market ill-health in so many names today. Medicines are a “buy-one take-two (diseases?) formula” now. Divorces were few and far between. Every wedding anniversary is a milestone now.

There was commitment in what one did those days.

There is commerce in every thing we do today.

There are sisters day, fathers day, mothers day, friends day, doctors day, nurses day, husbands day, wives day, water day, sparrows day, diabetes day, AIDS day, TB day and every other day. There were only Mondays, Tuesdays and so on earlier.

Forget the past, someone said. Why should one? Is it because the present is unbearable that the mind should not be tortured with the glory of the past? It is said not for nothing that old is gold.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Respect follows Service


A wise man was once sitting alone, meditating in a patch of desert. A ruler passed by. The wise man, being free from the cares of this world, neither lifted his head nor paid any attention. The ruler, with the violent pride of power, was furious and said: "This man in his patched cloak is no better than animals!"


His minister scolded the wise man and said: "The great ruler of all the world passed by and you did not stand and bow: why were you so rude?"

The wise man replied: "Tell your king to expect those people to bow who hope for some reward from him. Tell him that rulers are there to protect their people. The people were not created just to obey rulers. The ruler is the watchman of the poor, though he has greater wealth and glory. The sheep are not made for the shepherd; rather the shepherd is there to serve the sheep.

Look around you: today you see one man carefree and successful, the other struggling sore-hearted to survive. Wait a day or two, and see how the earth devours the brain once troubled with so many foolish thoughts! When the irresistible decrees of Fate are issued, neither king nor slave remain. Open up the tomb and search these dusty bones: can you tell which was the rich man or which was the pauper?"

The ruler was struck by the words of the wise man. He said: "Ask me a favour!"

The wise man replied: "I would ask you to never disturb me again."

The king begged: "Give me a word of advice!"


The wise man replied : "Now that wealth is in your hands, realize before it is too late, that this wealth and this power pass from hand to hand."

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bila seketika aku berfikir …


Dalam menyusuri kehidupan ini, ada ketikanya kita terfikir seketika tentang apa yang telah kita lalui. Kadangkala kita rasa bangga, kita rasa sedih, kita rasa malu, kita rasa seronok dan bermacam-macam perasaan yang timbul. Tetapi sebenarnya apa yang kita fikirkan? Itulah seorang sahabat memberitahu, ‘your life is measured by memories.' Dalam hidup ini tidak ada apa yang kita tinggalkan kecuali memori. Memori itulah yang menjadi ingatan kita. Mampukah kita meninggalkan memori-memori kita? Fikirkan …


Antara memori lepas yang meninggalkan kesan kepada diri aku ialah tentang perkara-perkara yang aku sayangi. Keluarga, benda-benda, kawan-kawan … inilah perkara-perkara yang selalu memenuhi ruang fikiran aku. Soal seorang sahabat, apa you rasa bila punyai perkara-perkara yang you sayangi itu? Termenung aku dibuatnya. But of course aku rasa happy jika aku punyai perkara yang aku sayangi itu dan dan rasa sedih jika aku tidak punyai perkara-perkara yang aku sayangi itu. Memang inilah antara memori-memori yang kadangkala menjadi phobia hidup aku.

Soal sahabat ini seterusnya, bagaimana you nak berlapang dada bila you kehilangan perkara itu atau elak rasa lupa diri bila you punyai perkara tersebut? Lagilah pening aku. Tapi aku ajak diri aku berfikir. Mampukah itu dilaksanakan? Pasti hebat jika itu dapat aku amalkan.

Sahabat aku ini menerangkan bahawa ramai manusia merasakan apa yang ada pada beliau (Keluarga, benda-benda, kawan-kawan etc) merupakan milik beliau. Walhal apa yang beliau sangka milik beliau itu sebenarnya merupakan milik Tuhan dan Tuhan hanya pinjamkan hal-hal ini kepada kita. Tanggungjawab manusia untuk menjaga hal-hal ini sebelum diambil semula oleh Tuhan. Itu sebab ada hari pembalasan. Sebab semasa itu, Tuan Punya perkara-perkara ini akan menyoal manusia mengenai tanggungjawab yang telah diamanahkan dan setiap manusia itu mesti bertanggungjawab di atas amanah yang telah diberikan.
  

Jika inilah hakikatnya, seharusnya kita menjaga hal-hal ini kerana Tuan Punya telah mengamanahkan perkara-perkara ini kepada kita. Sebagai contoh, kita menjaga isteri/suami kita kerana Tuhan mengamanahkan isteri/suami kepada kita. Kita mesti buat yang terbaik untuk isteri/suami kita agar Tuan Punya sebenar isteri/suami kita benar-benar redha dengan apa yang telah kita laksanakan. Juga sekiranya kita menghadapi masalah dalam menangani isteri/suami kita itu dan kita terasa tidak mampu menangani masalah tersebut, seharusnya kita menyerahkan masalah ini kepada Tuan Punya isteri/suami kita bagi menunjukkan penyelesaiannya daripada semata-mata cuba menyelesaikan masalah itu bersendirian.

Bila ini kita laksanakan, sudah pasti apabila sesuatu berlaku kepada isteri/suami kita, kita redha dan tidak berasa terlalu sedih atau terlalu marah jika sesuatu berlaku kepada isteri/suami kerana kita yakin apa yang berlaku itu adalah keputusan Tuan Punya isteri/suami kita yakni Tuhan.

Dalam hidup ini, ramai di kalalangan kita ini telah tersalah faham dengan perkara di atas.. Sebab tersalah faham inilah kesudahannya tindakan dan hasil kita menyusahkan kita dan menyakitkan kita sendiri. Dalam banyak perkara susah untuk kita berlapang dada. Renungkan, jika kita berpandangan dengan cara segala aktiviti kita lakukan kerana Tuhan sebab semua yang ada ini adalah milikNya dan kita mesti beri yang terbaik dan sekiranya timbul masalah kita berserah kepada Tuhan, sudah pasti hidup kita tenteram dan berlapang dada dalam menyusuri kehidupan ini.


Your life is measured by memories! Alangkah indahnya hidup ini jika memori yang kita ada semuanya bersumberkan kerana Tuhan dan keinginan untuk mencapai keredhaan Tuhan. Hidup jadi Sejahtera-Bahagia-Kaya! 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Play Wise in the Game called Life.


There once lived a great mathematician in a village. He was often called by the local king to advice on matters related to the economy. His reputation had spread all over the country. So it hurt him very much when the village headman told him, "You may be a great mathematician who advises the king on economic matters but your son does not know the value of gold or silver."


The mathematician called his son and asked, "What is more valuable gold or silver?" "Gold," said the son. "That is correct. Why is it then that the village headman makes fun of you, claims you do not know the value of gold or silver? He teases me every day. He mocks me before other village elders as a father who neglects his son. This hurts me. I feel everyone in the village is laughing behind my back because you do not know what is more valuable, gold or silver. Explain this to me, son."

So the son of the mathematician told his father the reason why the village headman carried this impression. "Every day on my way to school, the village headman calls me to his house. There, in front of all village elders, he holds out a silver coin in one hand and a gold coin in other. He asks me to pick up the more valuable coin. I pick the silver coin. He laughs, the elders jeer, everyone makes fun of me. And then I go to school. This happens every day. That is why they tell you I do not know the value of gold or silver."

The father was confused. His son knew the value of gold and silver, and yet when asked to choose between a gold coin and silver coin always picked the silver coin. "Why don't you pick up the gold coin?" he asked. In response, the son took the father to his room and showed him a box. In the box were at least a hundred silver coins. Turning to his father, the mathematicians son said, "The day I pick up the gold coin the game will stop. They will stop having fun and I will stop making money."


Sometimes in life, we have to play the fool because our seniors and our peers, and sometimes even our juniors like it. That does not mean we lose in the game of life. It just means allowing others to win in one arena of the game, while we win in the other arena of the game. We have to choose which arena matters to us and which arenas do not.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Salty Coffee


He met her at someone's wedding. He requested her to have coffee with him, she was surprised but due to being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, and she thought to herself, "Please, let me go home..."


Suddenly he asked the waiter, "Would you please give me some salt? I'd like to put it in my coffee." Everybody stared at him, so strange! His face turned red but still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it. She asked him curiously, "Why you have this hobby?" He replied, "When I was a little boy, I lived near the sea, I liked playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my home town so much, I miss my parents who are still living there."

While saying that tears filled his eyes. She was deeply touched. That's his true feeling, from the bottom of his heart. A man who can tell out his homesickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home, has responsibility of home... Then she also started to speak, spoke about her faraway hometown, her childhood, her family.

That was a really nice talk, also a beautiful beginning of their story. They continued to date. She found that actually he was a man who meets all her demands; he had tolerance, was kind hearted, warm, careful. He was such a good person but she almost missed him! Thanks to his salty coffee! Then the story was just like every beautiful love story, the princess married to the prince, and then they were living the happy life... And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in the coffee, as she knew that's the way he liked it. 

After 40 years, he passed away, left her a letter which said, "My dearest, please forgive me, forgive my whole life's lie. This was the only lie I said to you---the salty coffee. Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time, actually I wanted some sugar, but I said salt. It was hard for me to change so I just went ahead. I never thought that could be the start of our communication!

I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do that, as I have promised not to lie to you for anything... Now I'm dying, I afraid of nothing so I tell you the truth, I don't like the salty coffee, what a strange bad taste... But I have had the salty coffee for my whole life! Since I knew you, I never feel sorry for anything I do for you. Having you with me is my biggest happiness for my whole life. If I can live for the second time, still want to know you and have you for my whole life, even though I have to drink the salty coffee again."

Her tears made the letter totally wet. Someday, someone asked her, "What's the taste of salty coffee?" She replied, "It's sweet." 

 It’s a little bit unrealistic story but the moral and the message of the story is wonderful.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Triple Filter Test


In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.


One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"

 Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."

 "Triple Filter Test?"

 "That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the Triple Filter Test."

" The first filter is the filter of Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"

"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and..."

"So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?"

"No, on the contrary..."

"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left, the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"

"No not really.”

"Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"

This is why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Anda Mampu?


Aku sedar ramai daripada para peserta yang hadir program-program aku yang lepas semacam mengeluh kerana tidak melaksana apa yang telah disyorkan dalam program-program aku itu yang aku panggil ‘kerjarumah sepanjang hayat’. Apa masalah dengan mereka? Nak kata mereka dah tahu ilmu, aku rasa mereka dah tahu. After all apa yang aku kongsi dalam program itu bukannya susah nak faham. Jadi, kenapa mereka semacam tidak ada kekuatan untuk melaksanakan perkara ini?

Salah satu sebab mengapa mereka tidak mempunyai kekuatan adalah kerana mereka lupa tentang kekuatan ‘BUAT SEKARANG’  apa yang patut mereka lakukan. The moment mereka menyatakan bahawa ‘NANTILAH … AKU TENGAH SEBOK NI’, inilah permulaan kepada masalah di atas. Seperti katanya ‘THE LAW OF DIMINISHING INTENT’, jika kita bertangguh walau sekalipun, hukum ini akan mula menyusup dalam hidup. Makin lama, makin lemah niat kita untuk melaksana apa yang patut kita lakukan.

Disebabkan sifat fikiran kita ini teramat bijak dan fikiran kita sesekali tidak mahu melihat diri kita disakiti, bila kita bertangguh dan tidak mencapai apa yang patut kita capai, fikiran kita mula mencari berbagai alasan yang cuba membuatkan kita rasa selesa mengapa kita tidak melaksana apa yang patut kita laksanakan. Elakkan NANTI dalam hidup kita kerana bak kata seorang sahabat aku Hj. K, N.A.N.T.I. itu memberi makna ’Not Applicable, Not True Indeed’!

Soalnya sekarang mengapa mereka tidak mampu ’BUAT SEKARANG’? Bila aku renung lebih dalam fenomena ini, aku mulai sedar bahawa ramai orang bila melihat sesuatu yang diminta dilakukan itu sebagai TANGGUNGJAWAB dan sememangnya itu merupakan satu TANGGUNGJAWAB. Dari perkataan TANGGUNGJAWAB ini pun, mana ada manusia suka TANGGUNG sebarang tugas itu dan tambah pula selepas itu mereka perlu JAWAB jika berlaku sebarang masalah dalam tugas tersebut. Jadi macam mana nak lihat TANGGUNGJAWAB bukan sesuatu yang membebankan tetapi sesuatu yang mengujakan?

Dalam banyak perkara sesuatu tugas itu akan kita lihat sebagai TANGGUNGJAWAB bila kita melihatnya sebagai tugas yang perlu kita selesaikan sebab kita telah komited kepada seseorang untuk menyiapkannya. Sebaliknya jika kita lihat tugas itu sebagai something yang kita MAHU, dengan sendirinya itu menjadi our joy. Fikirkan. Inilah cara paling mudah untuk membina ISA dalam diri kita. Hj K menyatakan ISA membawa maksud ’Instant Switching Attitude’. Sudahnya semak semula apa juga tugas yang ada di depan kita itu. Samada ianya TANGGUNGJAWAB atau MAHU. Pilihan di Tangan Aku!

Cerita pasal TANGGUNGJAWAB dan MAHU ini mengingatkan aku kepada seorang sahabat, Prof Dr Sazali yang mana satu hari beliau telah diminta oleh bossnya agar mendapatkan pengiktirafan IR. Bossnya memaksa beliau hingga menjadikan mendapatkan pengiktirafan IR sebagai salah satu KPI utama beliau. Sahabat aku ini pada mulanya memberontak sebab itu bukan yang beliau mahukan kerana berpendapat pengiktirafan IR itu tidak membawa apa-apa erti bagi masa depan beliau.

Selepas hati sahabat aku ini sejuk dan mula boleh berfikir dengan tenang, datang satu idea kepada beliau. Fikir beliau, apa kata untuk mendapatkan pengiktirafan IR ini dijadikan tujuan beliau dan bukan sebab boss beliau yang mahukan. Something magic happened. Dengan senang beliau mendapat pengiktirafan IR peringkat kebangsaan. Di pendekkan cerita, disebabkan beliau MAHU, beliau telah berusaha hingga mendapat pengiktirafan IR peringkat antarabangsa! Boss beliau mendapat tahu mengenai hal ini lalu mengatakan kepada Dr Sazali bahawa beliau hanya mahukan Dr Sazali mendapat peringkat kebangsaan sahaja. Dr Sazali dengan cool menyatakan kepada boss beliau itu bahawa memang bossnya tidak menyuruh begitu tetapi beliau sendiri yang MAHU untuk mendapatkan pengiktirafan IR peringkat antarabangsa!

Akhir sekali, jika mereka masih tidak mempunyai kekuatan untuk melaksana apa yang dinyatakan dalam program-program aku ini, mungkin sebab berikut perlu diberi perhatian. Apa dia? Kemungkinan besar disebabkan kekacauan hati (fikiran bawah sedar) kita. Mungkin ada yang merasakan hati mereka OK sebab mereka tidak melaksanakan sebarang kerosakan seperti merompak, bergaduh, buruk sangka atau mendatangkan musibah pada orang lain. Perlu diingatkan bahawa tanda kekacauan hati kita itu banyak. Ramai dari kita tidak sedar. Antara yang lainnya ialah  kita rasa tidak bersemangat, kita tidak jelas priority kita, kita suka bertangguh, kita senang negatif dan sebagainya.

Apa patut kita buat untuk hilangkan kekacauan hati ini? Kita perlu mulakan dengan belajar tentang hati. Apa sebab hati kacau? Apa yang menyuburkan hati? Apa pendekatan untuk menyuburkan hati? Dimana nak dapatkan ilmu ini semua? Not to worry. Semuanya ada dalam My Heart, salah satu program dalam keluarga PPB3K. Uztaz Hairudin akan menceritakan secara terperinci dan bagaimana mengambil tindakan terhadap persoalan-persoalan ini. May God bless all of us. Ameen.    

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Choices


Some people sit,some people try;
Some people laugh, some people cry;
Some people will, some people won't;
Some people do, some people don't.



Some people believe, and develop a plan; 
Some people doubt, never think that they can; 
Some people face hurdles and give it their best; 
Some people back down when faced with a test. 



Some people complain of their miserable lot; 
Some people are thankful for all that they've got; 
And when it's all over, when it comes to an end; 
Some people lose out, and some people win. 



We all have a choice, we all have a say; 
We are spectators in life, or we get in and play; 
Whichever we choose, how we handle life's game; 
The choices are ours; no one else is to blame.