Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Powerful Life Principle from Abraham Lincoln

As you might know, I love quotes. They are concise but contain a lot of wisdom. Recently I found a great quote by Abraham Lincoln that contains a powerful life principle. Here is the quote:

I will prepare and someday my chance will come.

In my opinion, this quote is interesting. Why? Because you prepare first and then your chance will come. It might sound counter intuitive, but I believe that this is an important principle for living a successful life.
Here are some lessons I learned from the quote:

1. Always prepare yourself for the future.

You never know what will happen. That’s why it’s important that you always prepare yourself for the future. Keep building your knowledge. Keep building your network. Don’t just stay where you are, assuming that everything will stay the same. Instead, prepare yourself as if something will happen. Why? Because something will happen.
If you get complacent, the future might catch you off guard. That’s something you don’t want to happen to you.

2. Build it before you need it.

Many people only start building something when they need it, but by then it’s too late. You need to start building it long before you need it. This applies to every area of your life: personal finance, skills, relationships, spirituality, etc.

3. Have faith that your chance will come.

It may be difficult to make preparation because you might not know what it is for. For this, you need to have faith that your chance will come. You might not know how it looks like, but believe that something will come.
Steve Jobs put it well: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

4. Believe that the best is still ahead of you.

You won’t prepare yourself if you don’t think that there is more to life than what you now have. That’s why you need to believe that the best is still ahead of you.
That’s the attitude that Ray Kroc – the man who built MacDonald’s – had. He was in his 50s and already had a good business selling milkshake machine, but he believed that the best was still ahead of him. That belief made him open his eyes to new opportunities.

5. Recognize your chance when it comes.

The opportunity came to him when he heard good things about a hamburger restaurant far away. Intrigued, he decided to fly there to check it out himself. He was so impressed by what he saw that he decided to negotiate expanding the restaurant. Long story short, it eventually becomes the McDonald’s that we know today.
He could have missed his chance if he was too busy running his existing business. If that happened, we wouldn’t have the McDonald’s as we know it today. Fortunately, he recognized the opportunity when it came.

6. Make the most of the opportunity.

After you recognize the opportunity, make sure that you make the most of it. Again, that’s what Ray Kroc did. He jumped into it with both feet. He innovated, expanded, and invested. Thanks to his preparation, he had the fund, the connections, and the knowledge to make it happen. His preparation enabled him to make the most of the opportunity.

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As you can see, the Lincoln’s quote above is simple but contains a powerful life principle. Applying it can take your life to the next level.
It all starts with your preparation, though. Have you been preparing yourself for a future opportunity?

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 ps : I got this email from Life Optimizer and I think this might be beneficial for other.
Enjoy...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Blogwalking

Rasa macam nak blogwalking lah malam ni. Hehe. Kita intai-intai blog orang lain.

Babai.

Kurang 2 minggu menjelang Ramadan

Pejam celik pejam celik dah nak masuk Ramadan 1437M. Sekejap sahaja rasa. Bagaimana dengan persedian mental aku ni? Dah ready ker? Apa beza Ramadan tahun ini dan tahun-tahun sebelum ini? Kita jawab slow-slow yer.

Alhamdulillah, Ramadan tahun ini kali pertama Ramadan berkeluarga. Yer lah, baru kahwin untuk tempoh kurang 6 bulan. Memang baru la kan. Risau tu semestinya lah kan. Dua perut nak kena jaga. Eh.. 2 perut lebih sket.

Bila menjelang Ramadan kita akan cerita pasal makan kan? Menu apa pulak aku nak makan Ramadan kali ini. Kalau bujang, ikut sedap mulut jer. Asal telan. Tapi wife aku jenis tak sahur. Takper. Asalkan dia teman aku sahur. Dah ler. Ilmu perkahwinan kan bertolak ansur.

PaRam kembali. Bukan Param artis pendek bangsa India tu la.. PaRam atau nama panjangnya Pasar Ramadan akan kembali menjadi tumpuan. Orang kata kalau jual karipap takda inti pun habis. Nafsu membeli lah katakan. Nafsu makan apatah lagi.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Ramadan juga ruang menguji poket anda.. Duit raya ke budak-budak lagi. Walau pun sedekah, still kena bajet juga kan.. Duit belanja lagi. Duit nak pakai masa kerja lagi. Bukan merungut tapi risau. Aku tetap bersyukur dengan apa yang Allah S.W.T bagi sebab yakin pasti ada sebab.

Lately ni memang poket kering memanjang. Tak perlu salahkan orang lain. Just salahkan diri sendiri kerana tidak pandai mengurus. Itu sahaja.


ps: Lagu Ramadan ni memang dah jadi feveret aku sejak dulu lagi. Haha. Suka hati aku la kan.. hehe.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

12 Effective Time Management Tips from Students


Posted: 14 Apr 2016 10:00 PM PDT

Note: This post is written by Adam Mann

College years are something that many people remember with a smile of happiness all their lives. Well, they mostly remember partying, meeting life-long friends and romantic adventures. In between those fun things, students have to squeeze the actual studying. Many of them do it so skillfully, that their professors wouldn’t even guess that they partied all night.
How do students do it? How do they manage to complete a huge number of assignments and still find the time to have fun? Time management! Students learn to use their time right.
Here are 12 effective time management tips that can be used outside of college too.

1. Exchange favors.

Let’s say, your friend is sick and misses a very important class. You can help him by telling something you’ve learned there and borrowing him your notes. Next time you won’t have time to read a book you need to read and this very friend can retell it to you highlighting the key points.
The point is to help people around and some day they will help you not to fail your deadline.

2. Less theory, more practice.

Reading is great if you have time. If time is limited, it is better to try and do something intuitively. At the end, it is better to try and regret than not to try and regret your whole life. Students often complete assignments without wasting much time on reading how these assignments should be done. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but it is still worth trying.

3. Use technologies.

Many modern students can back up the fact that technologies make studying easier and faster. You don’t always have to waste time to go to a library when you can find everything online. You can save time on calculating things and solving different problems as there are now many apps for that. Using technologies for work is also a must if you want to improve your productivity.

4. Give yourself a treat.

All people need some incentives to work hard. Students get grades. When you work, you, of course, have financial incentives, but it is sometimes not enough to be productive the whole day.
You can give yourself some small treats for finishing small tasks. For example, if you have a task for an hour, promise yourself to have coffee and biscuits if you manage to do that in time. It is a nice motivation to be productive.

5. Learn something new all the time.

Smart students complete their tasks faster. They know that the more knowledge you possess, the easier it can be for you to get out of different situations. You need to be hungry for knowledge.
Many people who graduate from college think that they’ve learnt all the secrets of the universe and have nothing more to study. However, you still need to give some work to your brain. Read books, learn new skills and languages. It’ll all make you smarter and more productive.

6. Have fun!

Working non-stop is always a bad idea. Human bodies and minds need to have rest to be productive. If you regularly have fun and rest, you should be energetic and productive. Thus, you will do your work faster and save a lot of time.

7. Have a schedule.

As you know, students have a strict schedule for their classes. It helps them organize their day and be ready for each class. Having a schedule for work and life is also a good thing. If your day is planned by hours, it is easier to get every task done fast and effectively.

8. Balance your tasks.

Students most often have different kinds of classes during a day. It helps them balance different subjects, change the way of thinking and simply not to get bored with sticking to one thing for too long. It is also useful to balance tasks at work. Thus, you will do them faster because your brain won’t get burdened by one-type tasks.

9. Exercise.

Many students get involved in some sport sections. Physical exercises help your blood run faster and thus, your brain works better. You don’t have to join a gym or something, but some simple exercises and stretching can help you a lot to be more productive.

10. Make the right decisions.

Time management is the ability to make the right decisions in the right time. Making a decision is a process and not a result. Good decisions can lead to bad results. A good decision only increases the possibility of good results, but never gives a guarantee.
Japanese businessman Konosuke Matsushita once said that the best moment for making a decision is now. To achieve desired results, you need to remember three factors: the right time, the right place and the right person.

11. Learn to focus.

Students, especially those who live with roommates, are usually the masters of focusing. They often find the way to focus on their homework while their roommate is having a party with lots of people. It is very important to be able to concentrate on your work even if there are distractions around.

12. Get away from distractions.

This point is sort of a continuation of the previous one. If you have too many distractions around to focus, you can either block these distractions or get away from them.
If the distractions don’t depend on you (loud conversations in the room, etc.), you can go to a quiet place to work if there is a chance. Many offices today have quiet rooms and different spots for work; students usually go to libraries. If the distractions come from you (checking email or social networks), you can use different programs to block them.
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All in all, college time is a very special period when you learn a lot of things including time management techniques. If you take them seriously, you can use them in your future and make your work and life more productive and organized.

Adam Mann is an active blogger and part-time editor for GoHunters. He loves personal development and life improvement. He enjoys his job and constantly learning something new.


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Saya merasakan penulis memberi ilmu yang bermanfaat. Jadi saya kongsikan bersama.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Aku Menulis Bukan Kerna Nama

Assalamualaikum,

Apa bila terasa mahu menulis. Ini bermakna hati ada terguris.
Apa bila terasa mahu menulis. Ini bermakna hati ada sinis.

Aku menulis bukan kerna nama. Antara bait-bait lagu Ramli Sarip.
Aku menulis kerana aku ingin meluahkan apa yang aku rasa.
Biar tiada siapa membaca.
Aku tidak peduli.
Yang pasti. Setiap kali habis menulis.
Ada kepuasan didalam diri.

Adakala kita perlu bercakap tanpa minta balasan.
Inilah cara aku menulis.
Tanpa tajuk yang jelas.
Tanpa isi yang tersusun.
Semuanya spontan.
Tidak satu pun plastik.

Ada ketika menulis perlu ada mood untuk  menulis.
Andai tiada. Memang tidak akan menulis apa pun kita.

Akhir sekali.
Menulis lah andai itu mampu meringankan beban.

Hifzaili Hafni

Thursday, December 25, 2014

As a student, As a cadet, As a brother, As a treasurer = Me.

Assalamualaikum.

Lagi 30 minit kelas Cyberlaw akan bermula. Itu bermakna pukul 2pm sebentar lagi. Seperti biasa, di pagi rabu yang cerah ini.Berbaris saya bersama rakan2 Pasukan Latihan Pegawai Simpanan Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia (PALAPES TUDM).Seawal 6.30 pagi dan masuk baris... pin pin.. hon berbunyi.. tak kan la nak citer sampai habis apa dibuat setiap jam dan minitkan? hahaha.

Memang penat bergelar pelajar.. aduh.. sebut je pelajar.. tringat pulak Final Year Project Chapter 3 yg dah due berhari2.. Maafkan saya Prof.. Tak siap lagi.. Akan disiapkan secepat mungkin.

2014 Melabuh Tirai. 2015 Bakal menjelma.

Pergh.

Ni bukan tahap berhabuk dan blog ni.
Ni dah masuk bersarang dah..

Bila tengok last post.
Baru kesedari yang aku sudah meninggalkan blog agak lama.

Adakah ketiadaan masa?
Adakah malu bercerita?
Adakah tiada kisah menarik sepanjang beberapa tahun ini?

Jawapannya aku masih mencari. Mencari dan terus mencari.

2015 lagi beberapa hari sahaja.

Dengan iltizam yang baru,
Dengan semangat yang jitu.
Dengan keazaman yang utuh.

Aku akan harungi 2015 dengan penuh style dan bergaya,.
Tidak perlu menjadi orang lain.

Just be myself as always.

Rindu nak masuk stadium. Hari tu dapat masuk semasa AFF Suzuki 2014 Semifinal 1 leg lawan Vietnam. Memang best giler.


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