Today i will share a motivational story about struggle and hard work. Sometimes as human, we feel very lazy. Because of this laziness, we often do not do things properly. We do not attempt our best effort. In the end, what we obtained only regrets in the future. This story is about a carpenter and his house. Hope it can inspire you…
An old carpenter intends to retire from his job at a construction and real estate company. He tell his wish to the company’s owners. Of course, if he don’t work anymore then he will lose his monthly income, but the decision was unanimous. He felt tired. He want to relax and enjoy the rest of his day peacefully with his wife and his family.
Stanford University is one of the greatest and the most famous university in the world right now. Stanford enrolls approximately 6,800 undergraduate and 8,300 graduate students from the United States and around the world. Stanford is ranked second among world universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and its undergraduate program is currently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. But there only a few of people who knows about the story how Leland Stanford and Jane Stanford built the university the first time.Maybe this article has been posted many times in emails or on other sites. But there’s nothing wrong I will repeat this amazing story once again here. Here’s the story of the beginnings of the establishment of a world-renowned universities.
All this time, I frequently heard some words like this. “A was succeed because he had talent,” “B since born was genius, not surprise knowing that he become successful people now,” and etc… etc.. In our daily life, I guess you were too often hear things like that. Many people assume that success, intelligence, expertise is something that is pure acquired from birth. Many of them make excuses so they do not have to try. In fact, although talent is one factor that has influence on the success of someone, but it is not the only factor. If you ever watch the movie “Forest Gump” starring Tom Hanks, you certainly know what I mean. A fool could be succeed as long there is a will. And here are some stories of great people of their era that will open our eyes. That success is not derived from talent alone, but a strong will and unyielding attitude.
1. Albert Enstein
Who doesn’t know Albert Einstein? He is theoiritical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. He is famous scientist of the famous 20th century with the theory of relativity. He was also one Nobel laureate. Who would have thought he was a son of a late talking and also suffer from autism. As a child she also likes negligent with lessons. Although Einstein had early speech difficulties, he was a top student in elementary school. As he grew, Einstein built models and mechanical devices for fun and began to show a talent for mathematics
Nowdays, there are many conflicts around sibling in a family. So many people even fight each other more seriously when they grown up. What i most found in real life is the conflicts between sibling (brother / sister) who fight each other to obtain heritage when their parents is gone. This is the prove that people’s morality decrease significantly. Sometimes we have to think for a while. Is it worth it if we have to fight each other for money or something else. There are a good story show how the true brother/sister relationship should be. One of them are the Children of Heaven which you can found on my recommended movie post. But today, I will share another good story to read. This is about love between brother and sister. Hope this story will make us to ponder about our relationship with our sibling or another family member. Happy reading…..
I was born in a secluded village of a mountain.Days by days my parents plowed the yellow dry soilwith their backs facing the sky.
I have a younger brother, 3 years younger than me.Once, to buy a handkerchief which all girls around meseemed to have, I stole 50 cents from my father’s drawer. Father known about it right away. He made my younger brother and me kneeled against the wall, with a bamboo stick in his hand. “Who stole the money?” he asked. Read more…
Have you ever heard Zappos? If you follow the news, i thought you must already know this company. Zappos is a online shoe retailer that was acquired by Amazon on June 2009 (last year). Amazon has acquired Zappos for $850 million. Why Amazon want to buy Zappos? The answer can be found on Mashable site on this article. One of the factor why Zappos can be successful is the leadership of the management team of Zappo which is lead by it’s CEO, Tony Hsieh. In 1999, Tony Hsieh sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an adviser and investor, and eventually became CEO. In 2009, Zappos was listed as one of Fortune magazine’s top 25 companies to work for, and was acquired by Amazon later that year in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing.
Last week, Tony Hsieh publish a book “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose”. In this book, Hsieh offers his thoughts and his visionary about different business lessons he learned in life, from a lemonade stand and pizza business through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Ultimately, he shows how using happiness as a framework can produce profits, passion, and purpose both in business and in life. This books right now become #1 best selling books in Amazon, #1 in Barnes & Noble and #6 in iBookStore.
This is one of my favorite story about Wisdom. This story happened on Zhou Dynasty in China, when Confucius live. Confucius was a thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Asian people thought and way of life. In this story, we can learn that wisdom doesn’t mean that we have to be correct all the time. As we can see together, almost all trouble in this world happen when everyone argue each other which one is right and which one is wrong. Sometimes, we forget what the most important is… Let’s learn from this story what called wisdom.
Yan Hui was Confucius’s favorite disciple who love learning, he also have a good personality.
One day when Yan Hui was on duty, he saw a fabric store was surrounded by many people. He approached and found a buyer and seller of fabric is being debated.
Buyer shouted: “3 X 8 = 23, why did you say 24?”
Yan Hui fabric buyers approached and said: “My friend, 3 X 8 = 24, no longer debatable.”
I am someone who really love about movies. When i have free time, i frequently spent my time by watching some movies. I love all kind of genre of movies. The only kind of movie i don’t like is a movie with much sadistic scenes in the movie (full of blood and some brutal, sadistic violence). Besides for relaxing and entertaining, movies can give as some inspiration and motivation for our personal life. Some movies also teach some moral lessons inside. And most of these kind of movies enlisted as my favorite movies.
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Here what the most inspiring, educating and motivating movies i ever watched until now : Read more…
This year, i want to change my style of blogging. I feel some of my post quite too formal and lack of humanity factor inside. Whereas, if we see the title, It’s Journal of Life. But from what it read on each posting, it’s seem not suitable with the title.
Recent days, i surf to some blog and i read a lot of blog of success people. This remind me to a book and movie called “The Secret”. The film that has been viewed by millions around the world. The Secret has also been released as an audio-book and printed book with more than 16 million copies in print in over 40 languages.
This book tell us about the secret of how we can be success people. I found this is real happen in some of my colleagues life, including mine. Every success and great people even don’t have same personality seems have one similar way of think. Yes that’s positive mindset or in “The Secret” we called “Attraction” theory. Read more…