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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Puisi Better.Brighter!

Saya tertarik dengan iklan Raya TNB bagi tahun ini. Santai tetapi memang class! Saya suka dengan kata-kata dalam puisi itu. Penuh dengan inspirasi!

Bila saya amati kata-kata puisi ini, saya ternampak bahawa kata-kata puisi ini sangat sesuai dengan cerita program Better.Brighter (BB) yang sedang diusahakan dalam Tenaga Nasional sekarang. Tambah pula, bak kata penerbit iklan raya TNB ini, iklan raya ini sebenarnya bersifat universal dan boleh disesuaikan dengan keadaan hidup kita.

Atas sebab itu, saya terpanggil untuk menggunakan puisi ini sebagai rumusan kepada program Better.Brighter (BB) ini sendiri. After all, cerita ini semua berkenaan Tenaga Nasional sendiri. 

Perhatikan kata-kata puisi ini serta ucapan dalam video ini.

(Ilmu Program BB)
Cahayanya menyusuri alam,
Menyelubungi keindahan milik Pencipta,
Mengusik hati yang ingin berfikir,
Mensyukuri kehidupan,
Mengingati kebenaran.

(Seruan Program BB)
Mari menuju kejayaan,
Mengubah segala kesilapan,
Jadilah insan terpilih,
Sucikan batin, indahkan zahir,

(Maksud Akhir Program BB)
Menjadi sinar yang menyinari,
Bagai bulan mengindahkan malam,
Bagai mentari menerangi alam,
Selama diizinkan.


Maaf Zahir Batin

I have nothing left

A man once telephoned a wise man. He was despondent and told the wise man that he had nothing left to live for. The wise man invited the man over to his office. "Everything is gone, hopeless," the man told him. "I'm living in deepest darkness. In fact, I've lost heart for living altogether."

The wise man smiled sympathetically.

"Let's take a look at your situation," he said calmly. On a sheet of paper he drew a vertical line down the middle. He suggested that they list on the left side the things the man had lost, and on the right, the things he had left. "You won't need that column on the right side," said the man sadly. "I have nothing left, period."

The wise man asked, "When did your wife leave you?"

"What do you mean? She hasn't left me. My wife loves me!"

"That's great!" said the wise man enthusiastically. "Then that will be number one in the right-hand column - Wife hasn't left. Now, when were your children jailed?"

"That's silly. My children aren't in jail!"

"Good! That's number two in the right-hand column - Children not in jail," said the wise man, jotting it down.

After a few more questions in the same vein, the man finally got the point and smiled in spite of himself. "Funny, how things change when you think of them that way," he said.

Motivational Quote: "Be sure that you appreciate everything you've got; and be thankful for the little things in life that mean a lot."

Inspirational Quote: "It is not what you have but it is how you think has a profound effect on your life."

Best Message

My mother used to ask me what the most important part of the body is. Through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was the correct Answer. When I was younger, I thought sound was very important to us as humans, so I said, 'My ears, Mommy.' She said, 'No. Many people are deaf. But you keep thinking about it and I will ask you again soon.'

Several years passed before she asked me again. Since making my first attempt, I had contemplated the correct answer. So this time I told her, 'Mommy, sight is very important to everybody, so it must be our eyes.' She looked at me and told me, 'You are learning fast, but the answer is not correct because there are many people who are blind.' Stumped again,

I continued my quest for knowledge and over the years, Mother asked me a couple more times and always her answer was, 'No. But you are getting smart every year, my child.'

Then one year, my grandfather died. Everybody was hurt. Everybody was crying. Even my father cried. I remember that especially because it was only the second time I saw him cry. My Mom looked at me when it was our turn to say our final good-bye to my Grandfather. She asked me, 'Do you know the most important body part yet, my dear?' I was shocked when she asked me this now. I always thought this was a game between her and me.

She saw the confusion on my face and told me, 'This question is very important. It shows that you have really lived in your life. For every body part you gave me in the past, I have told you were wrong and I have given you an example why. But today is the day you need to learn this important lesson.' She looked down at me as only a mother can. I saw her eyes well up with tears.

She said, 'My dear, the most important body part is your shoulder.' I asked, 'Is it because it holds up my head?' She replied, 'No, it is because it can hold the head of a friend or a loved one when they cry. Everybody needs a shoulder to cry on sometime in life, my dear. I only hope that you have enough love and friends that you will always have a shoulder to cry on when you need it.'

Then and there I knew the most important body part is not a selfish one. It is made for others and not for yourself.

It is sympathetic to the pain of others. People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.

The origination of this letter is unknown, but it brings a blessing to everyone who passes it on.

Good friends are like stars...You don't always see them, but you always know they are there. Share this with a friend, I just did.

Being Observant

Chuan and Jing joined a wholesale company together just after graduation. Both worked very hard.

After several years, the boss promoted Jing to sales executive but Chuan remained a sales rep. One day Chuan could not take it anymore, tender resignation to the boss and complained the boss did not value hard working staff, but only promoted those who flattered him.

The boss knew that Chuan worked very hard for the years, but in order to help Chuan realize the difference between him and Jing, the boss asked Chuan to do the following. Go and find out anyone selling water melon in the market? Chuan returned and said yes. The boss asked how much per kg? Chuan went back to the market to ask and returned to inform boss the $12 per kg.

Boss told Chuan, I will ask Jing the same question? Jing went, returned and said, boss, only one person selling water melon. $12 per kg, $100 for 10 kg, he has inventory of 340 melons. On the table 58 melons, every melon weighs about 15 kg, bought from the South two days ago, they are fresh and red, good quality.

Chuan was very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Jing. He decided not to resign but to learn from Jing.

My dear friends, a more successful person is more observant, think more and understand in depth. For the same matter, a more successful person sees several years ahead, while you see only tomorrow. The difference between a year and a day is 365 times, how could you win?

Think! How far have you seen ahead in your life? How thoughtful in depth are you?

The Little Monster that Grew and Grew

A soldier returning home alone from a great battle found a monster blocking his path. It wasn’t much of a monster. In fact it was quite pathetic. It was small, its claws were blunt, and most of its teeth were missing.

The solder had won all the battles he had ever been in and was considered something of a hero. He decided he would deal with the rather feeble looking monster there and then. He had run out of bullets, so using his rifle as a club he brought the creature to the ground with a single blow.

Then he stepped over it and continued along the path. Within minutes, the monster was in front of him again, only now it looked slightly larger and its teeth and claws were a bit sharper.

Once again he hit the monster, but this time it took several blows to bring it down. Again he stepped over it, and again, a few minutes later, the monster appeared before him, bigger than ever.

The third time, no matter how much he hit the monster it would not go down. It grew larger and more ferocious with each blow the solder aimed at it. Defeated, the soldier fled back down the path, with the monster chasing after him.

Yet by the time it arrived at the spot where he’d first seen it, the monster had returned to its original size.

When another traveler appeared on the path the soldier stopped him and warned him of what had happened. ‘Maybe we can fight it together,’ he suggested, ‘then we will overcome it.’

‘Let’s just leave the feeble little thing where it is,’ said the traveler. ‘If you pick a quarrel with something unpleasant when you don’t really have to, then it simply grows more unpleasant. Let’s just leave it alone.’

And so they did.


Don’t let your toothless little monsters wind you up!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Mengapa penting mengamal 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' dalam TNB?

TNB sedang berusaha untuk menjadi Domestic Dominance, Regional Champion (DDRC) bagi memastikan TNB dan juga Anggota Kerjanya terus relevan di masa depan. Kita, anggota kerja TNB mesti berusaha baik secara individu mahupun berkumpulan bagi memastikan ini dicapai.

Covey kata, ramai orang mahu mencapai kejayaan. Dari pemerhatian beliau, kalau mahu mencapai kejayaan, kita harus menjadi seorang  yang efektif.

Apa tanda orang itu efektif? Dari pemerhatian beliau juga, orang yang efektif ini punya beberapa tabiat yang khusus.

Pertama, secara peribadi, individu itu punya tabiat-tabiat ..

Be Proactive (Tabiat 1)
Begin with the End in Mind (Tabiat 2)
Put First Things First (Tabiat 3).

Kedua, bilamana individu itu berada di dalam satu kumpulan, beliau mempunyai tabiat-tabiat ...

Think Win-Win (Tabiat 4)
Seek First To Be Understand Then To Be Understood (Tabiat 5)
Synergy (Tabiat 6).

Ketiga, individu ini dalam hidupnya tidak pernah berhenti menambahbaik dirinya dan itulah dalam bahasa Covey ...

Sharpen The Saw (Tabiat 7).

Perlu diingati, setakat memahami 7 Tabiat ini bukan tanda kita telah menjadi efektif. Kita menjadi efektif bilamana 7 Tabiat ini telah menjadi amalan kita atau tabiat kita.

Soalnya apa itu tabiat dan bagimana mahu bentuk tabiat?

Untuk memahami persoalan ini, kita harus kenal diri dan salah satu kaedah kenal diri ada diterangkan dalam program Better.Brighter berdasarkan konsep ‘Stick Person’.

Seperti katanya program Better.Brighter, selepas kenal diri, bukankah mudah untuk bina unit bisnes kita menjadi Center of Excellence (COE) dan bina kompetensi diri kita berdasarkan konsep Packaging Expertise (PE) itu yang akhirnya memudahkan kita mencapai DDRC?

Dan bukankah untuk mencapai kejayaan COE dan PE ini, diri kita perlu mengamalkan 7 Tabiat itu?

Adakah kita faham ini semua? Kalau kita tidak nampak logik ini, mana mungkin kita ada kesedaran dan keinginan untuk bina 7 Tabiat ini dalam diri kita?

Moga-moga kita, anggota kerja TNB mampu jadi efektif dan seterusnya menyumbang kepada pencapaian DDRC!


Ram received an automobile from his brother as Birthday present.

One day when Ram came out of his office, he saw a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it.

“Is this your car?” – He asked.

Ram nodded, “My brother presented me on my birthday.”

The boy was astounded. “You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn’t cost you nothing? Boy, I wish…” – He hesitated.

Of course Ram knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like his brother but what the lad said jarred Ram all the way down to his heels.

“I wish,” the boy went on, “that I could be a brother like that.”

Ram looked at the boy in astonishment, and then impulsively he added, “Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?”

“Oh yes, I’d love that.”

After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, “Would you mind driving in front of my house?”

Ram smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile.

But Ram was wrong again.

“Will you stop where those two steps are?” The boy asked. He ran up the steps. Then in a little while Ram heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.

“There he is, brother. Like I told you upstairs, his brother gave it to him and it didn’t cost him a penny. Some day I’m going to give you one just like it then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the shop windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about.”

Ram got out and lifted the crippled boy to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable ride.

Black or White

When I was in elementary school, I got into a major argument with a boy in my class. I have forgotten what the argument was about, but I have never forgotten the lesson I learned that day.

I was convinced that “I” was right and “he” was wrong – and he was just as convinced that “I” was wrong and “he” was right. The teacher decided to teach us a very important lesson.

She brought us up to the front of the class and placed him on one side of her desk and me on the other. In the middle of her desk was a large, round object. I could clearly see that it was black. She asked the boy what color the object was. “White,” he answered.

I couldn’t believe he said the object was white, when it was obviously black! Another argument started between my classmate and me, this time about the color of the object.

The teacher told me to go stand where the boy was standing and told him to come stand where I had been. We changed places, and now she asked me what the color of the object was. I had to answer, “White.”

It was an object with two differently colored sides, and from his viewpoint it was white. Only from my side it was black.

Sometimes we need to look at the problem from the other person’s view in order to truly understand his/her perspective.

The Dark Candle

A man had a little daughter, an only and much beloved child. He lived only for her, she was his life. So when she became ill and her illness resisted the efforts of the best obtainable physicians, he became like a man possessed, moving heaven and earth to bring about her restoration to health.

His best efforts proved fruitless, however, and the child died. The father was totally irreconcilable. He became a bitter recluse, shutting himself away from his many friends, refusing every activity that might restore his poise and bring him back to his normal self.

Then one night he had a dream. He was in heaven and witnessing a grand pageant of all the little child angels. They were marching in an apparently endless line past the Great White Throne. Every white-robed, angelic tot carried a candle. He noticed, however, that one child’s candle was not lit.

Then he saw that the child with the dark candle was his own little girl. Rushing towards her, while the pageant faltered, he seized her in his arms, caressed her tenderly, and asked, “How is that your candle is the only one not lit?” “Father, they often relight it, but your tears always put it out again,” she said.

Just then he awoke from from his dream. The lesson was crystal clear, and it’s effects were immediate. From that hour on he was no longer a recluse, but mingled freely and cheerfully with his former friends and associates. No longer would his little darling’s candle be extinguished by his useless tears.