Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Have a Meaningful Hari Malaysia - Sunday in The Star

Dato’ Sudirman bin Haji Arshad (25 May 1954 – 22 February 1992)  the “Singing Lawyer” and the “People’s Singer”, you unite us and we miss you! 

 Make Malaysia GREAT:             

 Look for motivation from within!*  

Motivation is the search to discover the why(s) behind our actions and behavior. Why we do or not do something, or why we behave the way we behave. While we humans are sophisticated beings, yet the source of our motivation is fairly straightforward. We can divide them into three forces – Push(P1), Pull(P2), and Personal(P3).

What is Push (P1), Pull (P2), Personal (P3) forces?

When we perceive that our actions and behavior are due to the doing of a third party like family members, bosses, colleagues, politicians or neighbours, it is called Push Force (P1). On the other hand, when we think that they are due to external environments or situations like the traffic jam, economic slowdown, the weather, our age or positions, it is called Pull Force (P2). When we see our behavior as the direct cause of our own doing, it is a Personal Force (P3). P3 is knowing and seeing things from within – from the inside out. When we operate from P1 and P2, we give blame to external reasons. When we see our actions and behavior from the P3 angle, we start to take responsibility and as a result we take ownership.

What are the examples of P1, P2, and P3?

Take punctuality. If you are late for an appointment and blame your spouse or a family member, you are a P1 person. On the other hand, if you point to the traffic jam as the reason of being late, you are a P2 person. A P3 person caught in the similar situation will take responsibility and ownership of being late, apologize and recognize that he or she should have planned better. In fact, a P3 person is unlikely late!

How to become a P3 person and Make A Difference?

To Make a Difference through P3, we must first believe that in the final analysis, all actions come from within. While accepting the reality that P1 and P2 forces can have an effect on our thinking and feelings, as after all we are humans, we nevertheless make a conscious choice to be P3. We avoid the blaming game. We empower ourselves with the ability to take ownership and see our role in making things better. We believe that we can make a difference in any situation. A P3 person will be a better worker, boss, parent, sibling, spouse, friend, colleague, and citizen.

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 be P3 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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