Friday, February 12, 2010

Hikmah dari seorang pemulung dan anaknya

Langsung aja ya gan sharingnya
siapa tau bisa bermanfaat bagi yg suka males menuntut ilmu padahal orang berkecukupan.....

ceritanya gini gan..
kemarin siang kamis 11 feb 2010 skitar jam 11an gw janjian ma temen gw di depan kantornya di daerah Gajah Mada Jakpus...
disana gw ga parkir motor dparkiran tapi dpinggir jalan aja secara gw ga akan lama dsana....
pas nunggu temen dpinggir jalan itu gw melihat suatu hal yang bener2 ngebuka mata gw...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How to Build Self-Discipline

Discipline is freedom. You may disagree with this statement, and if you do you are certainly not alone. For many people discipline is a dirty word that is equated with the absence of freedom. In fact the opposite is true. As Stephen R. Covey once wrote, “the undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions”. And in the longer term, the undisciplined lack the freedom that comes with possessing particular skills and abilities – e.g. to play a musical instrument or speak a foreign language.
Self-discipline involves acting according to what you think instead of how you feel in the moment. Often it involves sacrificing the pleasure and thrill of the moment for what matters most in life. Therefore it is self-discipline that drives you to:
  • Work on an idea or project after the initial rush of enthusiasm has faded away
  • Go to the gym when all you want to do is lie on the couch and watch TV
  • Wake early to work on yourself
  • Say “no” when tempted to break your diet
  • Only check your email a few of times per day at particular times
In the past self-discipline has been a weakness of mine, and as a result today I find myself lacking the ability to do a number of things which I would like – e.g. to play the guitar. But I have improved, and I can say that it is self-discipline that got me out of bed this morning at 5am to run and then write this article. Believe me, I would love to be curled up in bed right now, but this desire is subordinated by my inner sense of purpose.
If you struggle with self-discipline, the good news is that it can be developed. For example, it is only in the past two years that I have trained myself to wake early. The following are what I have found to be the five traits of self-discipline: