Cari Tulisan Tentang:

Menulis Itu Pebelajaran Diri Sendiri

"Menulis membuat aku ada. Keberadaanku cukup bergairah setelah membaca apa-apa yang pernah kutulis. Hidupku seperti berada di depan cermin. Sebab, tulisan itu sesungguhnya adalah cerminan dan harapan dari si penulisnya dan hikmah bagi pembacanya." ~Arda Dinata.

Tumpukan buku dan kertas koran itu begitu dilahapnya untuk dibaca dan direnungi setiap hari. Begitu banyak ilmu dan informasi dari kegiatan membaca kedua jenis media itu. Memang dengan membaca, seseorang akan selalu menambah pengetahuannya. Sehingga makanan jiwanya menjadi terpenuhi.

Begitu juga dengan diri saya. Hampir tidak ada hari terlewat, saya menyempatkan diri untuk selalu membaca. Baik membaca buku, koran, majalah dan media darling. Dengan aktivitas seperti itu, diri saya merasa selalu merasa "bodoh". Perasaan selalu kurang terus terhadap ilmu yang kita miliki dan pelajari.

Selain itu, saya juga membangun diri ini dengan aktivitas menulis. Paling tidak lewat menulis kita berbagi informasi dan ilmu pengetahuan yang pernah dibaca. Menulis itu ibarat menuangkan air dari teko ke dalam gelas. Apa yang kita tulis itu sesuai dengan isi pikiran sang penulisnya.

Untuk itu, menurut saya menulis itu adalah belajar menuangkan isi pikiran. Apa pun yang ada dipikiran, sesungguhnya dapat kita tulis. Namun demikian, saran saya agar menulis memberi efek pembelajaran bagi yang membacanya, maka tulislah sesuatu itu yang dapat memberi hikmah dan ilmu buat para pembacanya.

Sejalan dengan itu, menurut Nyuwan Susila Budiana, seorang penulis mengatakan, "Menulis itu cara efektif belajar. Dengan menulis, Anda akan membiasakan diri untuk mengamati , meniru, dan menambahi apa saja yang menjadi perhatian Anda."

Lebih jauh, Budiana menjelaskan kalau menulis itu merupakan bagian pembelajaran diri sendiri. Kenapa? Karena orang belajar biasanya membuat catatan-catatan bagi dirinya sendiri. Buku yang ditulis sesungguhnya catatan pribadi yang penting. Hanya saja berusaha membuat catatan yang bisa laku dijual.

Akhirnya, aktivitas membaca itu akan melahirkan kebiasaan menulis. Dan untuk menjadi penulis agar hasil tulisannya tidak kering dan bisa menjual, maka seorang penulis haruslah seorang pembaca yang baik.

Lalu, apakah sekarang Anda sudah membaca dan menulis?

Salam sukses dan berkah selalu. Aamiin....

~Arda Dinata,
Pengusaha Inspirasi di Majelis Inspirasi Alquran dan Realitas Alam (MIQRA) Indonesia.

Kutipan Terkenal dari Adam Smith

Kutipan Terkenal dari Adam Smith

All money is a matter of belief.

Adam Smith

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.

Adam Smith

Defense is superior to opulence.

Adam Smith

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.

Adam Smith

Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.

Adam Smith

Humanity is the virtue of a woman, generosity that of a man.

Adam Smith

I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.

Adam Smith

It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country.

Adam Smith

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

Adam Smith

Labor was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things.

Adam Smith

Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.

Adam Smith

No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.

Adam Smith

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

Adam Smith

On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.

Adam Smith

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.

Adam Smith

Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.

Adam Smith

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.

Adam Smith

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.

Adam Smith

The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.

Adam Smith

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

Adam Smith

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.

Adam Smith

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.

Adam Smith

Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.

Adam Smith

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

Adam Smith

With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.

Adam Smith

Kutipan Terkenal dari Adele

Kutipan Terkenal dari Adele

Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs. I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn't mean to but I just did.

Adele

I don't really need to stand out, there's room for everyone. Although I haven't built a niche yet, I'm just writing love songs.

Adele

I like having my hair and face done, but I'm not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician not to be on the cover of Playboy.

Adele

I love hearing my audience breathe.

Adele

I'm like Johnny Cash. I only wear black.

Adele

I've never been more normal than I am now.

Adele

In five years' time I'd like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later. I'd like to have finished my second album too, maybe even my third. I'd like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me.

Adele

It's never been an issue for me - I don't want to go on a diet, I don't want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain't got time for this, just be happy and don't be stupid. If I've got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I'm not worried.

Adele

Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn't support me, so I am living her dream, it's sweeter for both of us. It's her 40th birthday soon and I'm going to buy her 40 presents.

Adele

My voice went recently, never happened before, off like a tap. I had to sit in silence for nine days, chalkboard around my neck. Like an old-school mime. Like a kid in the naughty corner. Like a Victorian mute.

Adele

People are starting to go on about my weight but I'm not going to change my size because they don't like the way I look.

Adele

The focus on my appearance has really surprised me. I've always been a size 14 to 16, I don't care about clothes, I'd rather spend my money on cigarettes and booze.

Adele

Kutipan Terkenal dari Al Franken

Kutipan Terkenal dari Al Franken

And I think that being able to make people laugh and write a book that's funny makes the information go down a lot easier and it makes it a lot more fun to read, easier to understand, and often stronger. So there's all kinds of advantages to it.
Al Franken
I also focus on Bush and his administration - who do a lot of lying - and how a right-wing media has allowed them to get away with a lot of stuff that, in a different media environment, they probably wouldn't be able to get away with.
Al Franken
I do personal attacks only on people who specialize in personal attacks.
Al Franken
I once asked the most fabulous couple I know, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, how they kept things fresh despite having been married for almost seven months. 'It's a job, Al,' Guy told me. 'We work at it every day.'
Al Franken
If you hear, day after day, liberals are rooting against armed forces, that is eventually going to have an effect on soldiers and troops who are actually going to believe that and it's wrong. It's just wrong.
Al Franken
It's easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
Al Franken
It's the Power of the Almighty, the Splendor of Nature, and then you.
Al Franken
The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.
Al Franken
The next thing I am doing is moving back home to Minnesota and getting involved in politics. I'm looking at a run for Senate in 2008, but in the meantime I am focused on knitting together the progressive network in the upper Midwest.
Al Franken
The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life.
Al Franken
The right wing has had a radio apparatus for years and years, so they've had minor leagues - they've had local rightwing guys who've become national rightwing guys, and who build slowly, and that's how it goes. We haven't had that. It isn't like we have a farm team.
Al Franken
To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus.
Al Franken
Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people, and obviously comedy has something to do with that. I've been a producer and led people. Also, being a comedian, you're under pressure.
Al Franken
Well, I think that there's a value to comedy in and of itself.
Al Franken
When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building, I didn't realize he meant our nation.
Al Franken
When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
Al Franken
Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn't been any radio that did that. And so they weren't trained - they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that.
Al Franken
Yeah, we shot ourselves in the foot right out of the gate. The guy who ran it at first misled pretty much everybody about how much capital we had. He said we had enough to go three years without making money, and we had enough to go three weeks.
Al Franken

Kutipan Terkenal dari Al Pacino

Kutipan Terkenal dari Al Pacino

I don't need bodyguards. I'm from the South Bronx.

Al Pacino

It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.

Al Pacino

My weaknesses... I wish I could come up with something. I'd probably have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are. Maybe they're the same thing.

Al Pacino

Vanity is my favourite sin.

Al Pacino

Kutipan Terkenal dari Alan King

Kutipan Terkenal dari Alan King

Banks have a new image. Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker. If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?
Alan King
If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books.
Alan King
Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
Alan King
You do live longer with bran, but you spend the last fifteen years on the toilet.
Alan King

Kutipan Terkenal dari Abraham Lincoln

Kutipan Terkenal dari Abraham Lincoln

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
Abraham Lincoln
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Abraham Lincoln
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
Abraham Lincoln
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Abraham Lincoln
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Abraham Lincoln
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Abraham Lincoln
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Abraham Lincoln
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Abraham Lincoln
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
Abraham Lincoln
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Abraham Lincoln
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Abraham Lincoln
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
Abraham Lincoln
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
Abraham Lincoln
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Abraham Lincoln
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
Abraham Lincoln
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
Abraham Lincoln
Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
Abraham Lincoln
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
Abraham Lincoln
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
Abraham Lincoln
Everybody likes a compliment.
Abraham Lincoln
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Abraham Lincoln
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Abraham Lincoln
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Abraham Lincoln
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
Abraham Lincoln
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
Abraham Lincoln
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
Abraham Lincoln
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Abraham Lincoln
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Abraham Lincoln
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
Abraham Lincoln
I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
Abraham Lincoln
I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
Abraham Lincoln
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
Abraham Lincoln
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
Abraham Lincoln
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Abraham Lincoln
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
Abraham Lincoln
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Abraham Lincoln
I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.
Abraham Lincoln
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
Abraham Lincoln
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Abraham Lincoln
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
Abraham Lincoln
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Abraham Lincoln
I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
Abraham Lincoln
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
Abraham Lincoln
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Abraham Lincoln
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
Abraham Lincoln
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Abraham Lincoln
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
Abraham Lincoln
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Abraham Lincoln
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.
Abraham Lincoln
If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
Abraham Lincoln
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
Abraham Lincoln
In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
Abraham Lincoln
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln
Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
Abraham Lincoln
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Abraham Lincoln
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Abraham Lincoln
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
Abraham Lincoln
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
Abraham Lincoln
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Abraham Lincoln
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln
Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
Abraham Lincoln
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
Abraham Lincoln
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Abraham Lincoln
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Abraham Lincoln
Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
Abraham Lincoln
Public opinion in this country is everything.
Abraham Lincoln
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
Abraham Lincoln
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
Abraham Lincoln
Some day I shall be President.
Abraham Lincoln
Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
Abraham Lincoln
Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
Abraham Lincoln
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
Abraham Lincoln
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Abraham Lincoln
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
Abraham Lincoln
The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
Abraham Lincoln
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Abraham Lincoln
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Abraham Lincoln
The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
Abraham Lincoln
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Abraham Lincoln
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
Abraham Lincoln
The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions.
Abraham Lincoln
The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.
Abraham Lincoln
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
Abraham Lincoln
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Abraham Lincoln
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.
Abraham Lincoln
The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
Abraham Lincoln
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Abraham Lincoln
There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."
Abraham Lincoln
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.
Abraham Lincoln
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
Abraham Lincoln
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Abraham Lincoln
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln
To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
Abraham Lincoln
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Abraham Lincoln
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
Abraham Lincoln
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Abraham Lincoln
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
Abraham Lincoln
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Abraham Lincoln
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
Abraham Lincoln
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Abraham Lincoln
When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
Abraham Lincoln
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
Abraham Lincoln
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Abraham Lincoln
With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds.
Abraham Lincoln
With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
Abraham Lincoln
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
Abraham Lincoln
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Abraham Lincoln
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
Abraham Lincoln
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Abraham Lincoln
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Abraham Lincoln

Kutipan Terkenal dari Abraham Maslow

Kutipan Terkenal dari Abraham Maslow
________________________________
>
> A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your thoughts and preventing communication.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> We may define therapy as a search for value.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.
>
> Abraham Maslow
>
> What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
>
> Abraham Maslow

Kutipan Terkenal dari Alexander The Great

Kutipan Terkenal dari Alexander The Great

A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.

Alexander The Great

Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.

Alexander The Great

How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.

Alexander The Great

I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.

Alexander The Great

I am dying with the help of too many physicians.

Alexander The Great

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

Alexander The Great

I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

Alexander The Great

I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.

Alexander The Great

Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.

Alexander The Great

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

Alexander The Great

Kutipan Terkenal dari Albert Einstein

Kutipan Terkenal dari Albert Einstein

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

Albert Einstein

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.

Albert Einstein

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

Albert Einstein

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.

Albert Einstein

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.

Albert Einstein

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

Albert Einstein

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

Albert Einstein

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

Albert Einstein

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Albert Einstein

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

Albert Einstein

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.

Albert Einstein

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

Albert Einstein

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.

Albert Einstein

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.

Albert Einstein

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Albert Einstein

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Albert Einstein

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.

Albert Einstein

Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

Albert Einstein

Force always attracts men of low morality.

Albert Einstein

God always takes the simplest way.

Albert Einstein

God does not play dice.

Albert Einstein

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.

Albert Einstein

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

Albert Einstein

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

Albert Einstein

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion.

Albert Einstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

Albert Einstein

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.

Albert Einstein

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.

Albert Einstein

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.

Albert Einstein

I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.

Albert Einstein

I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.

Albert Einstein

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.

Albert Einstein

I have just got a new theory of eternity.

Albert Einstein

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

Albert Einstein

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

Albert Einstein

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.

Albert Einstein

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

Albert Einstein

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.

Albert Einstein

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Albert Einstein

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

Albert Einstein

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

Albert Einstein

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

Albert Einstein

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Albert Einstein

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.

Albert Einstein

In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.

Albert Einstein

Information is not knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

Albert Einstein

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

Albert Einstein

Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?

Albert Einstein

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.

Albert Einstein

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

Albert Einstein

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

Albert Einstein

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Albert Einstein

It is only to the individual that a soul is given.

Albert Einstein

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.

Albert Einstein

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.

Albert Einstein

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.

Albert Einstein

It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.

Albert Einstein

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

Albert Einstein

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.

Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.

Albert Einstein

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein

Love is a better teacher than duty.

Albert Einstein

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.

Albert Einstein

Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.

Albert Einstein

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

Albert Einstein

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

Albert Einstein

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

Albert Einstein

Never lose a holy curiosity.

Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

Albert Einstein

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

Albert Einstein

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.

Albert Einstein

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.

Albert Einstein

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

Albert Einstein

One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

Albert Einstein

One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.

Albert Einstein

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Albert Einstein

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.

Albert Einstein

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Albert Einstein

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.

Albert Einstein

Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.

Albert Einstein

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.

Albert Einstein

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

Albert Einstein

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Albert Einstein

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Albert Einstein

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.

Albert Einstein

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.

Albert Einstein

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Albert Einstein

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein

That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.

Albert Einstein

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

Albert Einstein

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.

Albert Einstein

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Albert Einstein

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Albert Einstein

The environment is everything that isn't me.

Albert Einstein

The faster you go, the shorter you are.

Albert Einstein

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

Albert Einstein

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.

Albert Einstein

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.

Albert Einstein

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.

Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein

The man of science is a poor philosopher.

Albert Einstein

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

Albert Einstein

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

Albert Einstein

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

Albert Einstein

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.

Albert Einstein

The only source of knowledge is experience.

Albert Einstein

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

Albert Einstein

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.

Albert Einstein

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

Albert Einstein

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

Albert Einstein

The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.

Albert Einstein

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Albert Einstein

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.

Albert Einstein

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.

Albert Einstein

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

Albert Einstein

There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.

Albert Einstein

There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.

Albert Einstein

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.

Albert Einstein

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.

Albert Einstein

Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.

Albert Einstein

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

Albert Einstein

To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground.

Albert Einstein

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

Albert Einstein

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.

Albert Einstein

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

Albert Einstein

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

Albert Einstein

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.

Albert Einstein

When the solution is simple, God is answering.

Albert Einstein

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.

Albert Einstein

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

Albert Einstein

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein

Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.

Albert Einstein

You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one.

Albert Einstein

You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.

Albert Einstein

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

Albert Einstein

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Albert Einstein

Perbarui Hatimu Nak! Dengan Menulis!

"Hati adalah pusat kendali seluruh panca indera manusia. Jaga dan perbarui hati agar terus menyala nilai-nilai Illahi. Hidup pun indah penuh kebahagian dan keberkahan bila hati terus disirami dengan nur-Nya.Caranya yaitu lewat menulis." ~Arda Dinata~

Tetes-tetes hujan membasahi seisi bumi. Aroma tanah yang basah begitu tercium mesra di tiup angin tanpa basa basi. Saya pun menikmati rintik-rintik irama hujan yang menari dalam keremangan senja yang penuh bersahaja.

Pada ujung pena tak terasa terus menari merangkai kata-kata menjadi kalimat yang memberi makna dan arti. Seperti datangnya hujan yang selalu memberi arti bagi para petani yang sedang membutuhkan air untuk menyirami lahan pertaniannya.

Ada tanya kenapa pena itu dapat menuliskan buah pikiran saya yang terus mengalir? Seperti mata air yang terus mengalirkan air. Buah pikiran saya pun terus meronta-ronta minta untuk segera dituliskannya agar tidak hilang ditelan kelupaan yang begitu nyata milik manusia.

Buah pikiran saya tersebut, diyakini sangat dipengaruhi dan dikendalikan oleh hati saya. Hati adalah pusat kendali dari semua aktivitas manusia lewat fungsi-fungsi yang diperankan panca indera. Begitu pentingnya kualitas dan suasana hati manusia, maka adalah tugas dan kewajiban tiap manusia untuk selalu memperbarui kondisi hati kita.

Salah satu jalan untuk memperbarui hati manusia adalah lewat jalan menulis. Hal ini sejalan dengan apa yang diungkapkan penulis bestseller, Alberthiene Endah dalam buku Menulis Fiksi Itu Seksi, 1001 Trik Menulis Fiksi dengan Asyik dari Penulis Bestseller, "Kenapa saya menulis? Sebab dengan menulis, saya ngak akan kehabisan dunia. Selalu saya temukan ruang-ruang baru dengan sensasi mendebarkan. Menulis adalah cara yang indah untuk memperbarui hatimu dan memperluas cakrawala."

Sungguh tidak berlebihan, bila dikatakan kalau menulis itu sarana yang tepat, bermanfaat, dan berguna bagi dunia-akherat dalam memperbarui hati manusia.

Jadi, yuk kita biasakan menulis tiap hari dari apa yang telah bibaca, dilihat, direnungkan, dan ditelaah untuk menghadapi masa depan. Dengan menulis, maka hidup kita akan ada untuk selamanya. Sebab, lewat tulisan buah pikiran dan pancaran hati kita akan langgeng dan terpelihara sepanjang jaman. Semoga!

Bagaimana menurut Anda?

Selamat berlibur, salah sukses-berkah selalu. Aamiin....!

~Arda Dinata,
Pengusaha Inspirasi di MIQRA Indonesia.

3 Strategi Sukses Menulis

"Menulis itu membuat kita belajar terus. Membaca terus. Menulis terus. Menulis membuat keberadaan ilmu kita terasa kurang terus. Menulislah untuk memberdayakan diri." ~Arda Dinata~

Ketika kita membaca buku, kadangkala hati ini dibuat kagum dengan isi bacaan yang dibaca. Betapa hebatnya orang yang menulis. Itulah pikiran saya saat membaca buku yang berkualitas.

Memang betul derjat orang menulis itu lebih tinggi dari amalan membaca. Hebatnya lagi, bila isi bacaan tersebut diamalkan oleh yang membacanya maka pahalanya akan mengalir terus sampai pada yang membuat tulisan tersebut. Sungguh mulia bukan?

Membaca itu langkah  awal kita belajar menulis. Semakin banyak bacaan yang kita pahami, maka menulis menjadi sesuatu yang tidak sulit dilakukan. Sebab, sejatinya menulis itu adalah menuangkan, mencurahkan, dan menuliskan kembali apa-apa yang sudah menjadi pengalaman kita. Pengalaman yang di dapat dari membaca buku, mengamati kehidupan, dan pengembangan pikiran kita yang terus berkembang.

3 Strategi Sukses

Banyak cara untuk mencapai tujuan. Pun dengan sukses menulis, ternyata banyak caya yang bisa dilakukan. Kali ini, kita bisa belajar dari Hernowo, yang telah sukses menulis beberapa buku.
Paling tidak ada tiga langkah yang bisa kita tiru dari kesuksesan Hernowo dalam dunia tulis menulis.

1. "Meniru".

Menurut Hernowo "meniru" diibaratkan sebagai langkah wajar yang dapat dijalani oleh seorang penulis pemula. Untuk dapat berbicara, kita harus meniru orangtua kita ketika mereka bicara. Begitu juga dengan menulis.

"Kadang meniru seseorang yang sudah piawai menulis dianggap sebagai plagiat. Itu betul apabila proses meniru itu lantas kita tunjukkan kepada publik. Yang saya maksud meniru di sini tentu bukan untuk keperluan publikasi. Kita meniru menulis dalam konteks belajar menulis." Ungkap Hernowo.

Menurut pengakuan Hernowo, pada awal-awal menulis dia meniru Cak Nun -sapaan akrab Emha Ainun Nadjib; Kang Jalal -sapaan akrab Jalaluddin Rahmat; dan Ustad Quraish Shihab.

Hernowo mempunyai keyakinan bahwa dengan meniru, kita tetap dapat mengembangkan gaya tulis khas kita. Artinya, karakter kita tidak mungkin habis digilas oleh proses peniruan kita.

Model yang kita tiru dalam hal menulis malah akan membantu kita mencuatkan karakter tulisan kita.

2. Menggunakan konsep "pembebasan diri" pada saat awal menulis.

"Saya membebaskan diri dari aturan apa pun, termasuk aturan kebahasaan. Pada saat awal menulis, saya memposisikan diri sedang mencari dan mengumpulkan bahan yang ingin saya tulis. Jadi, agar bahan-bahan yang tersimpan di dalam diri saya itu dapat mengalir dengan lancar, maka saya harus membebaskan diri dari kerangkeng apa pun." Papar Hernowo panjang lebar.

3. Menyusun dan mengonstruksi proses pemahaman.

Menurut pengakuan Hernowo, dirinya hingga saat ini lewat menulislah (mengikat hal-hal yang bermakna), seseorang dabat dibantu untuk "menguasai" suatu masalah.

Dalam hal ini, ingatlah apa yang pernah dikatakan Sayyidina Ali bin Abi Thalib r.a., "Ikatlah ilmu dengan menuliskannya."

Bagaimana menurut Anda?

Salam sukses-berkah selalu. Aamiin..

~Arda Dinata,
Pengusaha inspirasi di MIQRA Indonesia.

Bedanya Diskusi dan Perdebatan

"Menjelekkan dan menyalahkan itu mudah sekali dilakukan oleh seseorang kepada orang lain. Tapi, untuk memuji dan mengakui keunggulan orang lain itu ternyata sulit kita lakukan." ~Arda Dinata~

Fenomena tersebut, sangat mudah kita temui dalam perilaku keseharian. Coba saja kita perhatikan ketika ada sebuah diskusi. Biasanya dalam diskusi itu, sering kali adanya adu argumentasi. Sayangnya saat diskusi itu, diantara kita bukannya saling share tentang ilmu yang sesuai tema diskusi. Namun, seringnya diantara kita saling debat dan menjatuhkan.

Padahal, menurut Robert Quillen, "Diskusi adalah pertukaran pengetahuan, sedangkan perdebatan adalah saling menukar kedunguan."

Atas dasar pola pikir tersebut, mari kita jangan menukar kedunguan saat berdiskusi. Caranya adalah dengan meneguhkan niat kita saat akan mengikuti diskusi. Yakni untuk mencari ilmu pengetahuan dan menggali pengalaman orang lain. Bukannya untuk berdebat dan menjatuhkan orang lain.

Kalau pun kita terlibat dalam sebuah debat, tapi hendaknya kita masih berada dalam etika berdebat yang tidak bertentangan dengan ajaran agama. Yakni jauh dari prinsip menjatuhkan, tapi memberdayakan lewat argumentasi yang dapat dipertanggungjawabkan. Bukan asal ngomong dan menjurus pada fitnah dan dusta.

Bagaimana menurut Anda?

Salam sukses-berkah selalu. Aamiin...

~Arda Dinata,
Pengusaha Inspirasi di Majelis Inspirasi Alquran dan Realitas Alam (MIQRA) Indonesia.

Jangan Takut Mengambil Langkah Besar

"Riak-riak kecil itu memilik kekuatan membesarkan. Maknai sesuatu itu pada mimpi besar yang mendewasakan, menggairahkan dan memuliakan. Jangan abaikan hal kecil untuk menjadi besar. Dan jangan takut untuk mengambil langkah besar, sebab ada kalanya kita butuh amunisi berupa langkah besar." ~Arda Dinata~

Anak kecil yang bertelanjang alas kaki itu terus berlari-lari kecil bermain di halaman yang tidak teralu luas itu.

Tiba-tiba langkah-langkah kecilnya terhenti ketika berhadapan dengan sebuah bongkahan yang tidak bisa dilangkahi dengan langkah kecil.

"Bunda...bunda....adik ngak bisa melangkah lagi nih! Padahal adik pengen ambil mobil bagus itu di seberang bongkahan ini," ucap Adik yang terlhat kebingungan.

Sang Bunda berpikir mencari jawaban buat anaknya. "Adik...untuk melewati bongkahan itu harus berani mengambil langkah besar agar sampai di sebelah sana, " jawab Bunda meyakinkan anaknya yang lagi kebingungan.

"Berarti kita bisa lakukan langkah besar ya Bunda untuk mencapai tujuan kita, ketika langkah kecil itu tidak mampu untuk meraih keinginan kita ya Bunda?"

"Yup....benar sayang! Adik pasti mampu dan bisa meraih keinginan dan tujuan apa pun, bila adik melakukan langkah kecil dan besar!" Ucap Bunda menyakinkan anaknya.

* *

Kehidupan ini memang rangkaian perpaduan dari langkah-langkah kecil dan besar. Keduanya memberi kekuatan dan jalan keluar dari permasalahan yang dihadapi manusia.

Hal tersebut, tentu sejalan yang diakui David Lloyd George, "Jangan takut mengambil langkah besar, sebab Anda tidak dapat melompati jurang hanya dengan langkah-langkah kecil."

Artinya, menggunakan langkah kecil dan besar itu hanya masalah momentum dan situasi. Di sini ada seni tersendiri yang dapat dilakukan oleh tiap manusia. Lagi pula, tiap orang punya seninya tersendiri.

Bagaimana menurut Anda?

Salam sukses-berkah selalu. Aamiin.....!

~Arda Dinata,
Pengusaha Inspirasi di Majelis Inspirasi Alquran dan Realitas Alam (MIQRA) Indonesia.

Kesuksesan Milik Anda yang Terus Berusaha

"Usaha itu bahasa produktif perilaku manusia. Usaha itu yang menggerakkan seseorang mencapai kesuksesan. Tanpa usaha, kesuksesan seakan-akan kehilangan maknanya. Berusahalah selalu sesuai dengan kemampuan, itulah yang sesungguhnya yang akan menghantarkan Anda dalam gerbang kesuksesan." ~Arda Dinata~

Hidup ini sejatinya rangkaian usaha yang kita tenun secara nyata menuju pencapaian cita-cita manusia. Langkah-langkah kehidupan ini, harus disadari tiap insan bahwa hal itu berawal dari usaha-usaha yang kita lakukan dalam hidup keseharian.

Artinya, dalam mengarungi kehidupan ini keberadaan usaha yang dilakukan itu akan berbuah kesuksesan hidup seseorang. Percayalah, tidak ada yang sia-sia terhadap usaha-usaha yang dilakukan oleh setiap orang.

Dalam konteks ini, menurut saya bahwa setiap kita harus yakin kalau kesuksesan itu adalah milik orang-orang yang selalu berusaha. Hal ini sejalan dengan apa yang pernah diungkapkan oleh Elbert Hubbard, "Sebagian orang sukses karena pengetahuan mereka, sebagian lagi karena apa yang mereka lakukan, dan sebagian kecil lainnya karena siapa mereka."

Untuk itu, tidak ada langkah yang nyata untuk mencapai kesuksesan seseorang, selain setiap kita harus selalu meningkatkan pengetahuan, memaksimalkan usaha, dan berdoa yang dilakukan dalam hidup keseharian. Sebab, lewat langkah tersebut akan menghantarkan pada sesuatu yang tidak mungkin tercapai menjadi mungkin.

Dalam bahasa lain, Dale Carnegie mengungkapkan bahwa, "Banyak hal penting di dunia ini dicapai oleh orang-orang yang terus berusaha meskipun tampaknya tidak ada harapan."

Jadi, jangan ragu dengan apa yang Anda usahakan. Yakinlah bahwa usaha Anda tidak ada yang sia-sia. Semua itu akan berpulang pada kesuksesan hidup Anda.

Bagaimana menurut Anda?

Salam sukses-berkah selalu. Aamiin.....!

~Arda Dinata,
Pengusaha Inspirasi di Majelis Inspirasi Alquran dan Realitas Alam (MIQRA) Indonesia.