July 18, 2011

A quote by Og Mandino

"Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration.


"You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!"


--Og Mandino
 

July 15, 2011

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds--and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of--wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

John Magee, Jr.
(a poetry written by him at his age of 19 years old,
a few days before got killed in the WWII as an RCAF pilot)

Senar nomor 2 untuk senar nomor 4

Memasukkan data pendukung yang tidak menyambung pada artikel adalah seperti memasang senar-gitar nomor 2 ke senar nomor 4--walaupun bisa saja suaranya diharmonisasikan, tapi tetap akan fals (salah).

The sooner, the better

"The sooner you become a writer, the better. The sooner you begin to communicate, the more you will have to offer the world and your inner self." ~ Peggy Teeters
Menanti saran, masukan, pujian, pemberitahuan diterima atau tidaknya tulisan kita dari editor atau atasan setelah kita menulis dan tidak segera menulis lagi yang lain adalah seperti pemain sepak bola gagal mencetak gol, lalu berlama-lama menyesali di kotak penalti lawan, tanpa segera berlari memburu musuh atau bola, apalagi pada saat-saat akhir babak kedua.

Read with Care

"Within limitations, the future can be seen. The present is always tending toward the future and there are always in existing conditions signals of danger or encouragement for those who read with care." (Charles Henry Dow, the founder of The Wall Street Journal)
Mengamati, menanti, memilih saham terbaik itu seperti pelatih sepak bola internasional mengamati, menanti, memilih calon-calon permain berbakat atau terbaik dari klub lain.

July 11, 2011

Simplification

5,783,482,154,202.
Simplify.
5,78 trillion.

Bad thoughts. Bad thoughts. Bad thoughts. Fears. Bad thoughts.
Simplify.
Good thought. Positivity.

Simplify, simplify.
Simplify.
Simplify.

July 10, 2011

Short and Long

One who can write long, can write short.
One who can write short, genuinely, can write long.

Just as until you have the speed, energy, and powerful punches of Manny Pacquiao,
you cannot box fast, long and strong, and deadly.

So too until you have the sense, energy, and health of Henry Thoreau,
you cannot write simple or long without losing essence, and truly living.

July 6, 2011

What you want to be

"In the end, it's about what you want to be, not what you want to have." --Derek Sivers
Some people who thought they have given many things, they gave nothing. Some people who thought they have got many, all things, they have got nothing.

July 2, 2011

Oceans of Honey

There is a lot of oceans of honey nowadays in the world. Motivations everywhere! Now I'm not supporting demotivational things, but what I wanted to say is that perhaps a lot of people are not being themselves.

Mark Twain said, "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody." Less people are being who they really are--i.e. to showing not only motivations or stating successes, yet also failures and fears.

I would take this opportunity to say that I have some failures.

I'm afraid to write or speak in English because I used to be afraid to speak in English, especially when I was in an English debate contest for junior high school students at a university, that I couldn't speak at all!

I'm afraid to work hard because I used to (be afraid) be forced to work hard, that the willingness to work hard didn't come itself from my heart.

I'm afraid to be submissive, totally, because I used to be (afraid) forced to be submissive by my junior high and senior high school teachers, even by my elementary teachers as I can recall. I also wasn't free at home, so I tried to find freedom, to be free, outside home.

I'm afraid to refuse, politely, to decline something, because I used to be forced to do all what I did. I had to say yes. That's why perhaps I am likely unwilling to obey. I don't know what the relation is, but ah well...

I'm afraid to be in a dirty room, place, house, or even a situation because I used to be always in dirty rooms, places, houses, and even situations.

I'm afraid to force myself, e.g. to be willing not to be sick and having a self-reliance because I used to be (and afraid not to be) pampered by my mother.

I'm afraid to lose, to be defeated, because I used to be lose and defeated by my friends (especially junior high friends), although I do not know whether or not this is true. I had the experience that I failed my second grade (to be upgraded to the third grade) of junior high. I had thrown away a year for nothing.

I'm afraid to be forgetful because I (used to) remember all things.

I like honey. I also love oceans. But, I kind of dislike merely oceans of honey. I love people who are really being themselves, saying not only motivations or successes, but also admitting fears and failures.

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