This reminds me of my late mom who passed away exactly one month ago on 19 Sept 2020. I wish I could just have one more day with her …
Damai Natal tidak akan berarti apa-apa tanpa adanya pengampunan. Begitu kata Romo yang memimpin misa Natal tadi. Dan pengampunan tidak cukup hanya dilambangkan dengan kata-kata, melainkan dengan sikap mengampuni. Sikap mengampuni artinya mau berdamai dengan orang yang melukai, dan situasi yang terjadi pada saat itu …
Semoga damai Natal selalu beserta kita ..
“The history of free men is never written by chance, but by choice – their choice.” Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Many people spend a lot of time on their history. Some do it purposefully with such hobbies as journaling, while others simply write and rewrite their history over and over in their minds. Depending upon the way you go about this, this can be good or bad. If you are doing it so you can reflect back on your life, that’s good. If you are doing it so you can learn from your past, that’s good too. Unfortunately, many people do it simply as a subconscious act of running themselves into the ground over and over.
What you “write” in your mind is an act of mental discipline, just as what you write on a sheet of paper is a discipline. Keep that in mind.
So if this is true, that we can make a choice as to what we want to write, both literally and figuratively, we have an extraordinary opportunity!
Instead of going over and over our past, we can choose to write our future! Have you ever thought about writing your future before it even happens to you? Well now you can – and you will!
Here is a process that will let you determine and write your own future!
Choose to choose your own future. If you don’t make the decision to accept responsibility for your own future, then you are choosing to not write your future. You must choose to choose. Do you?
Determine what you want your future to be. Be specific.
What do you want to earn?
Where do you want to live?
What do you want to weigh?
What do you want to do for a living?
What do you want to do in your leisure time?
How much do you want to retire on?
If you don’t know the answers to these questions then you may as well not even begin to write your future. Take some time to answer them fully.
Get a good understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. If you are going to write your future, you will have to have a sober understanding of what you are good at and what you are not particularly good at. Maybe ask a good friend or your spouse to give you an honest appraisal of your strengths and weaknesses.
Focus on playing to your strengths while ever improving your weaknesses. Be sure that what you are doing is utilizing your strengths to their fullest. And you don’t want to forget your weaknesses, even while you are trying to stay away from them. Instead, set smaller goals for improvement in your areas of weakness while you set grand goals for the areas you are strongest in!
Get out a three pieces of paper. On the top of one, write, “One year from today I will…” On the next write, “”Three years from today I will…” On the last write, “Ten years from today I will…” Then begin to fill them out. Make commitments to yourself. As you write them, end each sentence with a transition to how you are going to do it. For example, you may write, “One year from today I will… Have $4800 in my saving account by saving $400 per month.”
Start putting only information into your mind that will benefit the fulfillment of the kind of life you are writing about. For example, if you have a hard time spending money rather than saving it, you should probably cancel all of the catalogs that come each day that entice you to spend. Instead, spend the time you would have spent thumbing through catalogs going through financial growth material instead.
Discipline yourself to spend your time in a manner that will help you get to your goals. For example, cut out five hours of television a week and spend that time on your goals instead. That would be a difference of 260 hours in the next year! Wow! What could you do with another 260 hours? Almost anything!
You do not have to be a paper cup blowing to and fro in the wind! You do not have to live at the whims of other people or circumstances. You CAN choose your future! You can write it out just the way you want it to happen! Yes, ups and downs will come but you will outlast them and eventually arrive at your destiny. Then, when you get to the end of your life, you will know how it all turns out because you will have been the author!
Get going – write your future!
by Chris Widener
source : http://www.madeforsuccess.com/articles/leadership/vision/stop-just-writing-about-your-past-and-start-writing-your-future/
Selama weekend yang baru lewat saya melakukan hal yang cukup gila dan tidak pernah terpikirkan sebelumnya. Mendaki gunung Papandayan di daerah Garut, Jawa Barat. Betul akhir-akhir ini Garut namanya sering disebut akibat perilaku bupatinya yang nyeleneh. Tapi selain dodol, ternyata garut punya banyak tempat wisata yang menarik. Gunung Papandayan ini salah satunya. Bukan jenis wisata yang bisa dinikmati bersama keluarga, tapi pemandangan baru untuk orang-orang yang hidupnya 98% dihabiskan di kota. But I’m not gonna talk about those ..
Pernah bertanya bagaimana rasanya hidup tanpa facebook ? Yap .. pertanyaan tidak penting sebenarnya, karena facebook hanyalah media berkomunikasi (eksis) untuk sebagian orang saat ini. Uhm .. mungkin sebagian besar .. 😀
Sebelum facebook, orang berhubungan melalui email dan yang butuh jawaban cepat bisa melalui berbagai program chat yg sudah terintegrasi dengan hampir semua jenis handphone sekarang ini. Handphone adalah jenis telephone, dan lebih penting jadi orang pintar daripada punya smartphone. And it was fine really !