Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sleepless night

I came back from office quite late today. I was revising report drafted by one of the junior staffs, attached to me for training. About this young lady...She is from Vietnam, converted to Islam during her education in the local university. She is married to Egyptian man who is also working in the same company. Very soft and lovelylady..

About the report, I spend many hours to add on, reshuffle, correct the report in the midst of many colleagues came by to my office for many reasons. My office space is so alive today. I like it...as it bring good aura. The whole of next week I will be away from office to be in some strategic forum organised by the company. So, I have no choice but to efficiently clean-up my to do lists before more to be added to the list. As expected, the activity of thinking, writing and reading will only work for me in the evening. My brain being wired that way. So I stay back at office just to do that. Bringing work to home is not a choice for me. I will end up doing nothing at home.

Now is 3:30 am. I can't sleep. So, I decided to fill-up my blogging space and hopefully my mind could stop thinking and I can go to sleep....zzzzz

BTW, I can't get into blog in my office...maybe firewall. Blogging is home activity. My office hour is fully occupied with work activities. Finding time to do something else is almost nil except lunch and pray... the remaining time is alsospend on the road to get from one place to another.

I feel sleepy now.....got to go..
ohhh...the young and handsome gentleman in the picture is my 3 year old nephew. We call him "Murai" as he speaks endlessly...very cute and so entertaining!

Found this in my earlier draft posts..... I paste it here, for me to ponder and for others who have interest to read..

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Four Words that Make Life Worthwhile by Jim Rohn


Over the years as I've sought out ideas, principles and strategies to life's challenges, I've come across four simple words that can make living worthwhile.

First, life is worthwhile if you LEARN.
What you don't know WILL hurt you. You have to have learning to exist, let alone succeed. Life is worthwhile if you learn from your own experiences - negative or positive. We learn to do it right by first sometimes doing it wrong. We call that a positive negative. We also learn from other people's experiences, both positive and negative.

I've always said that it is too bad failures don't give seminars. Obviously, we don't want to pay them so they aren't usually touring around giving seminars. But that information would be very valuable – we would learn how someone who had it all then messed it up. Learning from other people's experiences and mistakes is valuable information because we can learn what not to do without the pain of having tried and failed ourselves.

We learn by what we see so pay attention. We learn by what we hear so be a good listener. Now I do suggest that you should be a selective listener, don't just let anybody dump into your mental factory. We learn from what we read so learn from every source; learn from lectures; learn from songs; learn from sermons; learn from conversations with people who care. Always keep learning.

Second, life is worthwhile if you TRY.
You can't just learn; now you have to try something to see if you can do it. Try to make a difference, try to make some progress, try to learn a new skill, try to learn a new sport. It doesn't mean you can do everything, but there are a lot of things you can do, if you just try. Try your best. Give it every effort. Why not go all out?

Third, life is worthwhile if you STAY.
You have to stay from spring until harvest. If you have signed up for the day or for the game or for the project - see it through. Sometimes calamity comes and then it is worth wrapping it up. And that's the end, but just don't end in the middle. Maybe on the next project you pass, but on this one, if you signed up, see it through.

And lastly, life is worthwhile if you CARE.
If you care at all you will get some results, if you care enough you can get incredible results. Care enough to make a difference. Care enough to turn somebody around. Care enough to start a new enterprise. Care enough to change it all. Care enough to be the highest producer. Care enough to set some records. Care enough to win.

Four powerful little words: learn, try, stay and care.

What difference can you make in your life today by putting these words to work?

7 comments:

NJ said...

I love what you shared with us on Jim Rohn's here.

I can already picture Jim Rohn presenting this checklist here (like he did when he was here in KL in 2006, in the Leadership Seminar). Boy, he is good.

bunga rampai said...

Anggerik Merah,

Salam Maal Hijrah 1429.

Semoga yang baik-baik saja diberiNya untuk AM dan keluarga, tahun ini jugatahun-tahun mendatang.

Jaga diri :-)

anggerik merah said...

Nj,

Jim Rohn was here in KL? Lucky you to have met him...

Salam maal Hijrah
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Bunga rampai,

Salam Maal Hijrah to you too.Semuga didalam lindungan Allah selalu.

simah said...

"What difference can you make in your life today by putting these words to work?"

for me..life willl be more fulfilled...

eh..*murai* nampak nakal la...mesti da buh hati semua niii gerammmm..

blogging is solely at home?mesti u masuk pagi pagi buat ni...but i suppose it is better that way...lagipun u kan selalunya sibuk dengan kerja kat office...

selamat travelling... n selamat 2nd day maal hijrah to u :0)

anggerik merah said...

Simah dear,

Murai tu memang nakal..cakap macam orang tua. So very talkative and bz body too....cute sangat.

Blogging selalunya malam.But sometimes during sleepless night, I do it too..

Yeah...loads of travelling. What to do...that is part of job. Sometimes I feel like to slow down...but but...I donno how. Whatever I feel I can do..I agree to take it up....ermmm..my brain has to keep working.

Salam Maal hijrah tu you. Read yr N3 about snow...beautiful!

ays_as said...

salam AM..

browse to selborn77(dot)fotopages(dot)com
for the wedding pics..

salam maal hijrah...

anggerik merah said...

syimak dear,

thanks. I dah tengok your photo....lovely! Both sama cantik sama padan. Didoakan bahagia hingga ke anak cucu.