Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Life is about changing and moving?

I woke up from early sleep. At this early hour of the morning, read some news and articles. I found interesting article from Yahoo news which I shared below.

I left home early in the morning (before 7 am) to go to office with my friend. I had to walk a short distance to wait for her in the main road outside my housing area. A good morning excercise for me indeed. I enjoy it. I will surely miss this morning exercise once I receive my car in a couple of days.
But I told my friend that I wish to continue car pooling with her because I am still not use to drive a long distance in a hectic traffic. Sitting as a passenger not a driver is enough for me to feel exhausted. A big change from my day to day 5 minutes driving to school I had experienced for many years. Now, so much time taken on the road (total of almost 1.5 hours) for travelling to/from office. By the time I reach home, my body is just like a flat tyre. But it is good to have friends to talk to as the time pass was not realised.
At home my precious time is shared with both my lil & big man. The only time I have for myself is when I woke up from sleep and both are still sleeping.

Again...life is about changing and moving...

This article attract me because of so much of this lingering in the mind of everyone that I talk to in the office and in other subsidiaries within the company. Myself, I had many offers and choices but I am not so sure what is my preference apart from the place which I had been assigned to (a.k.a my previous office). This is mainly because I keep a low profile for now until everything is done on my study. A heavy burden I am still carrying with me. But, Insyaallah it will be over and done.

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Put Your Career Change in Motion
Jane Allen, Vault.com

Changing careers can be like taking a train trip. You plan it, start at one location and go to your ultimate destination, with stops in between. (Sorry, there are no non-stop career trains.) The basics for getting started are scheduling your departure time and showing up at the station. Here's how to get moving.

Decide when you are leaving.
There are many reasons to procrastinate about changing careers. Procrastination is not laziness; it is a decision to do nothing. Fear is the main reason for procrastination -- fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of making a mistake. What is your fear? Identify it, acknowledge it and accept that you are afraid. Then decide what first step (even a small one) you will take within the next week to get around that roadblock.

Pack your bag.
A key to success is what you will take along with you. Make sure your luggage includes optimism, enthusiasm and determination. Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" was interviewed recently on CBS's "60 Minutes." When asked what his big break had been, he said, "Deciding that -- come hell or high water, no turning back -- I am going to do [comedy] and get as good as I can get."

Who's seeing you off at the station?
There may be both cheerleaders and detractors. Listen to each of them, but choose carefully which advice you are going to take with you. Jerome Lemelson invented the camcorder. His first patent application (in 1977) was rejected because the patent examiner decided that video recorders could not possibly be reduced to a portable size. Mr. Lemelson was not discouraged.

Are you going to enjoy the ride?
A career change involves many steps. Enjoy each accomplishment and the feelings of exhilaration, satisfaction and self-approval that come with it. Without that enjoyment, can there be true feelings of progress? Successful people enjoy both the journey and the arrival.

Who's on the train with you?
Don't stay in your compartment. There will be interesting and valuable people to talk to on your journey. Think of it like a scavenger hunt. They have information for you; your mission is to meet them and ask questions.

What if you find yourself on the wrong train?
It happens. Winners make the most mistakes because they take the most risks. If you have to change trains, think of it as a course correction and keep moving.

What if there's no one to meet you at your destination?
OK, you've chosen your new career path and started sending out resumes, but no one is showing up to welcome you.
What's next?
Be persistent and believe in yourself. Rod Serling (creator of "The Twilight Zone" and "Night Gallery" TV shows) received 40 rejection slips in a row while he was waiting for his big break. He kept his day job and, despite the rejections, never stopped writing or submitting his stories.

Make this your success strategy for the month: Get going and keep moving.
Starting with just one tiny step each week is still a beginning. As Will Rogers said, "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

12 comments:

k.d said...

Very interesting thoughts there Anggerik. Whatever it is, I wish you well in your career.

simah said...

one step at a time huh? take care

NJ said...

When we choose to trust our instinct (plus prayers that is) and take action, we can never be so sure on the outcome. We may win, we might lose. And if we do fail, the failures are actually no less valuable than the success. In fact, we could learn more from the perceived failures.

All the best AM.

Idham said...

I hear an article you have read and shared.
But even louder I hear your self-talk.....and a constructive one.

I wish you well anggerik.

idham

Has said...

ur more upbeat now AM, happy for you.

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ruby ahmad said...

Hi Anggerek Merah,

Life is about changing and moving indeed. I have always said the only thing that is static is change.

I have read this in other forms but this is special as it is from you. Lets be great always.

Received your mail. Please push on and I pray for best outcome. Take care dear.

Happy International Women's day!

cikdinz said...

moving..moving..moving...
so tired haaa...

~ GAB ~ said...

Thanks for sharing the article. Interesting!

You have a good life my dear.

bunga rampai said...

Salam Anggerik Merah,

Artikel yang menarik, dan terima kasih sudi berkongsi.

Lama benar tak bersuara di sini, harapnya AM baik-baik saja. Moga hari-harimu seindah anggerik, dalam damai dan tenang jua :)

anggerik merah said...

k.d,

Tq. Yes, got to move on. You take care tau!
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Simah,

yes..U take care too.

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nj,

You are very right. Either way, there is always to be learnt. Tq for sharing yr thot. I had been to your blog and read yr entry. Loads to leran from you too.
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Idham,

a place for me to share the good, the bad and the ugly side of my thots and life story...hehehe

Hope you sihat selalu...keep young and healthy life style.

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has,

yes I am .TQ. Wish you are healthy and happy. I am going to pursue my organic plant too. My old hobbies.

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Hi darling,

Let me know soon after your little one come out and you are recovered from ops. Will visit you.
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Kak Ruby,

I will push on. Insyaallah. Glad to hear from you as always!

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cikdinz,

memang penat moving moving ni...but tu lah life is always like that for me... You take care!
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Sir Gab,

Wish you have a good life too Sir!

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Bunga rampai,

hadir mu disini membawa bersama harum mewangi jua.. Semuga dirimu sihat sejahtera hendaknya.
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david santos said...

Hello, Anggerik!
All good, thank you
have nice wkend