Friday, September 15, 2017

Have A Meaningful Hari Malaysia - Friday in The STAR

Have a Meaningful Hari Malaysia

Make Malaysia GREAT:
To be happy, make the Goal your goal*

Do you want to be happy at work? Then, make your organization’s goal your goal. Do you want to be happy at home? Make your family’s goal your goal too. Do you want to be a happy Malaysian? Make ‘cita-cita Rukun Negara’ your goals.

1. Why make the Goal your goal?

Do you find yourself unhappy and irritated even after doing a good job, working and clocking extra time? If yes, you are likely among the millions who have yet to learn to make your organization’s and superior’s goal, your goal. At home, if we fail to make family’s goals our goal, a simple task will turn into a painful chore. As Malaysians, failing to accept and engage ‘cita-cita Rukun Negara’ can make many go into conniption simply because they are concerned with one or two ideas within the principles.

2. How to make the Goal your goal?

Firstly, try to understand the bigger picture and see how they can fit into your worldview. Secondly, look for ways to align the goals with your own. Thirdly, find the right compromise for goals which does not work against your core values. Fourthly, always choose the best meaning and explanation for the goals – looking for the positives and avoid being a contrarian. Fifthly, practise respecting the other and understand that you may not comprehend the whole picture and may not have access to privileged information. Finally, check if the goals breach item 3 below.

3. When can you choose NOT to make the Goal your goal?

When the goals are not ethical; when the law requires you to do so; when the goals can harm you or another person; when it is directly against your core values. Unless these criteria are met, it is best that you make the Goal your goal, be productive, make things happen and be happy.
At zubedy, our programs and activities draw strength from our shared values and traditions. We believe that at heart, all Malaysians want good things for themselves and for their brother and sister Malaysians, simply because our nation cannot prosper as a whole if some of us are left behind.

You and I, must make ‘cita-cita Rukun Negara’ our goals and Make Malaysia GREAT.

Let us add value,
Have a meaningful Hari Malaysia!

*The idea presented in this message is part of our Making A Difference through P3 program’s core concept.

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