Sunday, August 29, 2010

Selamat Hari Merdeka ke-53

Sedar tak sedar kita dah merdeka selama 53 tahun tapi masih banyak usaha perlu dilakukan untuk tujuan pengisian kemerdekaan.
Konsep 1 Malaysia perlu diperkukuh secara praktikal bukan sekadar diuar-uarkan sahaja.  Peranan pemimpin politik bukan sekadar manis dimulut atau dilafazkan sebagai pembuka bicara sebarang majlis  tetapi perlu disematkan dalam sanubari dan dijelmakan melalui tindakan dan bukannya cepat melatah apabila timbulnya isu yang sensitif.
Pemimpin politik sama ada daripada kerajaan ataupun pembangkang perlu sensitif dan matang ketika berbicara dalam majlis rasmi dan juga ketika berbahas di parlimen. Bak kata pepatah Melayu , "kalau guru kencing berdiri, anak murid kencing berlari". Satu lagi peribahasa yang patut dijadikan iktibar ialah "ketam menyuruh anaknya berjalan betul".
Wahai rakyat Malaysia, marilah sama-sama kita menghayati Konsep 1 Malaysia. Saya amat teruja apabila "1 Malaysia Menjana Transformasi" dipilih sebagai tema Hari Kemerdekaan 2010. Syabas Malaysia.

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sejarah SPM 2010 - Tema yang perlu diberi perhatian serius oleh guru dan pelajar.

Tingkatan 4
- Tema 7 ( Bab 2 )
- Tema 8 ( Bab 5,7 dan 8 )
- Tema 9 ( Bab 10 )


Tingkatan 5
- Tema 10 ( Bab 2 )
- Tema 11 ( Bab 6,7 dan 8 )
- Tema 12 ( Bab 9 )
* Tema 12 ( Bab 9 ) tidak pernah miss bermula SPM 2004 -2009.

Selamat mengulang kaji. Kita perlu "Study Smart".

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

You'll Never Walk Alone

You'll Never Walk Alone


When you walk through a storm hold your head up high

And don't be afraid of the dark.

At the end of a storm is a golden sky

And the sweet silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind,

Walk on through the rain,

Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.


Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart

And you'll never walk alone,

You'll never, ever walk alone.

Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart

And you'll never walk alone,

You'll never, ever walk alone.

You’re Already Working Hard At Something

You’re Already Working Hard At Something


A primary reason for lack of motivation is that to make the necessary changes that are conducive to success seem too difficult.


It is much easier to be a “watcher,” to sit back, stagnant, doing nothing while you groan and gripe about how terrible everything is and how tired you are of your current situation.


But the only reason that remaining static seems easier is because it is what you have become accustomed to doing. The fact of the matter is that you are already working to remain where you are currently.


Do you find it easy to ignore the desire to accomplish more in your life? Do you find it easy to hold yourself back from achieving your goals?


If so, you are keeping yourself in limbo. Momentum wants to pull you forward, where there is more for you, but your fears and doubts pull you backward and hold you down. It takes a great deal of internal strength, perseverance and endurance to remain balanced between such powerful forces.


It stands to reason that if you are working so hard to stay where you are, all it takes is a simple shift of focus to redirect your energies and move forward.


But how can that be done?


It may seem scary, like a huge leap from where you are to where you want to be; but it helps if you are able to identify the one thing that stands between you and your ability to reach for more.


While this hindrance is different for everyone, but there are some common reasons. Perhaps you can pinpoint your barrier to success and begin to make some changes in your life.


Fear

You may have convinced yourself that something bad will happen if you begin to pursue your goals or dreams. You may have a feeling of impending doom and gloom, certain that you will somehow fail. You do not want to experience failure, so you choose to do nothing at all.


Try putting your fear into perspective. What is worse, taking a chance and risking failure or never trying at all and facing the prospect of never moving beyond where you are now. When you analyze it in this manner, you can easily see that fear is an enemy of the mind that will always keep you down.


It may seem overwhelming at times but it is insignificant when you look at the big picture. You may stumble at times; you may ever fail now and again, but that is how you learn and grow. You only fail if you fail to get up and try again.


Doubt

Doubt is sneaky. It creeps in when you least expect it and undermines your confidence and momentum. It will cause you to question your abilities to overcome challenges and create the life that you want. You may even begin to doubt your ability to even identify the path that is right for you.


You will never know until you try. If you want to make positive changes in your life then you have to be willing to believe in yourself - even if it is just a tiny bit.


You must have faith that even if you don’t get it right at first, you can work to develop the skills and abilities that you need to achieve the things that you want in life.


No one is born with all the skills necessary to get the things that they want from life. Those skills must be developed and honed. Start small, taking baby steps, and you can have the life that you want.


Laziness

Everyone feels lazy at times. Sometimes it is much more pleasant to take the easy way out. True, it is tempting to sit in front of the television or computer because you don’t have to think too hard or work too hard for that matter.


You can just “veg out” and never have to face your fears or overcome any challenges. The unfortunate part of this is that it is easy to do, but a difficult behavior to change.


The truth of the matter is that you can have some “down time,” some periods of laziness; but you can also excel and achieve all you want from your life. The key is balance.


Do not deny yourself the activities that you enjoy. You need to have fun and relax. You need a social life and down time to recharge. But you need more than that.


You need to know the feeling of pride and accomplishment in what you do. You need a balance, a contrast of working hard followed by rewarding yourself with playing hard and resting easy.


So, what is the barrier that is keeping you from having the things in life that you want? Is it fear, doubt, laziness or is it something else? Once you identify your personal obstacles and take the necessary steps to get past them, you can achieve the things that you want.


Stop working hard at maintaining your mediocrity. If you are going to work hard, direct that energy to working hard at success and the life that you want - and that you deserve.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The 10 Habits of Highly Organized People

The 10 Habits of Highly Organized People


You know those folks who seem to have it all together? They're not perfectionists (far from it). Instead, experts say, they follow a few simple rules.

1. Walk away from bargains

Just because you can buy a cashmere sweater for $20 or three bottles of ketchup for the price of one doesn't mean you should. "Ask, 'Do I have something similar?' and 'Where am I going to store it?' before making a purchase," advises New York City professional organizer Julie Morgenstern, author of Shed Your Stuff, Change Your Life.


2. Make peace with imperfection

Efficient people give "A-level effort" to the most important projects (say, work assignments or a kitchen redesign), and for the rest they do just enough to get the job done, says Renae Reinardy, PsyD, a psychologist who specializes in hoarding disorders. Maybe you give yourself permission to bring store-bought cookies to a school bake sale or donate a bag of stuff—unsorted!—to Goodwill. "Trying to do every task perfectly is the easiest way to get bogged down," says Reinardy.


3. Never label anything "miscellaneous"

You put a bunch of things into a file or box and write this catchall across the front. "But within a week you've forgotten what's in there," says Morgenstern. Instead, sort items into specific groups—"electric bills," "lightbulbs," and so on.


4. Schedule regular decluttering sessions

Rather than wait until an industrious mood strikes (we all know where that leads), have a decluttering routine in place—whether it's spending 15 minutes sorting mail after work or tackling a new project every Sunday afternoon.


5. Stick with what works

"I have clients who will try every line of makeup, every cell phone—it's exhausting," says Dorothy Breininger, president of the Delphi Center for Organization. Don't waste time (and money) obsessively seeking out the best thing.


6. Create a dump zone

Find a space to corral all the stuff that you don't have time to put away the moment you step in the door, says Breininger. Once you're ready to get organized, you won't have to hunt all over the house for the dry cleaning or your child's field trip permission slip.


7. Ask for help

"The organized person is willing to expose herself to short-term embarrassment and call for backup," says Breininger. Which is to say, that elaborate four-course dinner you planned? Change it to a potluck.


8. Separate emotions from possessions

It's healthy to be attached to certain items—a vase you picked up in Paris, your grandmother's pearls. But holey concert tees or cheap, scuffed earrings your husband gave you years ago? Just let them go.


9. Foresee (and avoid) problems

You wouldn't leave the house on a gray day without an umbrella, right? People who appear to sail through life unruffled apply this thinking to every scenario, says Breininger. Have a cabinet packed with leaning towers of Tupperware? Organized folks will take a few minutes to short-circuit an avalanche before it happens. (In other words, rearranging that cupboard now is easier than chasing after wayward lids as they scatter underneath the fridge.)


10. Know where to donate

It's easier to part with belongings if they're going to a good home. Identify a neighbor's son who fits into your child's outgrown clothes, or choose a favorite charity. "It will save you from searching for the perfect recipient every time you need to unload something," says Morgenstern.

A Good Leader

A GOOD LEADER


What is “leader”?

According to Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary, “leader” is a person in control of a group, a country or a situation.

So a good leader means a high quality, a successful, a kind or a suitable person who is in control of a group, a country or a situation. A leader must direct their followers or subordinate towards their goals through motivation and personal example.

So a good leader firstly, must creates a vision of the future that takes into account the legitimate long-term interests of the followers, secondly must develops a rational strategy for moving the group of followers toward that vision, thirdly enlist the support of key group whose cooperation, compliance or team work is necessary to produce that movement and lastly motivate the core group of people whose actions are central to implement the strategy.

This means that a good leader must be have the ability to think in order for him to create the vision and set the mission for his group of followers. Then he must share the vision and mission with the core group of followers. With the core supporter he must develop and share the appropriate strategy to achieve the goal or the vision. Then the goal or the vision and the strategy must be let known to all the followers so they can understand and take the appropriate actions in order for the followers to work and achieve the shared goal.

As a good leader he must be able to motivate the followers so the leader must have the motivational skills. This means that he must have the ability to speak fluently and to be understood by the followers. He must have a least the basic skills in influencing other people or have a strong interpersonal skills. A good leader must have the knowledge about emotional intelligence and can apply the knowledge in his everyday life. He know his feeling as it happens, he can manage his emotions, he can motivate himself, he can recognise emotions in others or empty and can handle relationship with others. These are the basic qualities that a good leader need in everyday life as well as in the time to face the crisis.

A good leader must be able to organise and train their followers. In order to achieve the goal or vision of the group, the followers must be group to carry out certain specific work, task or job. In doing so, the leader have to group the followers according to their knowledge and skills and develop their ability to carry the suitable mission. Every follower must have specific task assign to them. Before carrying the job or task the followers had to be train in order for them to acquire specific knowledge and skills. Among the skills needed to some group are social skill, administrative skills, motivational skills, problem solving skills and communication skills.

A good leader delegates some task to his followers. One cannot carry the entire task at a time. To overcome this problem a leader must know to whom he must delegate some job or task. Delegation of work means we share the task under the guidance of the leader.

A good leader must practice good leadership habits. Among the habits are; know where his time goes. The leader must control his time not the time control him. Every second of his life must be spent for his group. Secondly he must focus on concrete result. Concentrate on results rather than just doing the work. Look up for the work and outward towards the goals. Thirdly build the strengths not weaknesses. This includes not only the leader but also the followers. Fourthly concentrate on a few major areas where hard work will produce outstanding results and lastly put a complete trust to God (Allah) and aim high to achieve the goals.

Note: Although I use the masculine gender in my speech it does not means that the feminine gender could not be a good leader. The chances of a woman can be a good leader is the same as the man.

Conclusion: A good leader must be able to set the vision and mission of his group, set out the strategy to achieve it, train the followers to carry out the task assign to them. At the same time he must be able to motivate his followers and he must set good habits and example to the followers. TQ

JUJ 2010

Guru dan Pelajar digalakkan menggunakan sepenuhnya Modul Praktis Bestari JUJ yang diusahakan bersama oleh JPNP, BTPN, Yayasan Pahang dan JAIP. JUJ mampu menjana kecemerlangan akademik di negeri Pahang.