Friday, September 21, 2007

Imitation is Limitation by John Mason

It's all about motivating yourself and others...then help to motivate yourself, then you will be able to motivate others!
Saya sertakan sedikit simpulan-simpulan cerita motivasi yang terdapat di dalam buku ini...

Cerita #1
A boy and his father are walking in the mountains. Suddenly the son falls, hurt himself, and screams: "Aaaaahhhhhh!!!"

To his suprise, he hears a voice repeating, somewhere on the mountain: "Aaaaahhhhhh!!!". Curious, he yells: "Who are you?" Angered at the response, he screams:Coward!". He receives the answer: "Coward!". He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?" The father smiles and says:"My son, pay attention." And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire u". The voice answers: "I admire u". Again the man screams: "You are the champion!". The voice retorts: "You are the champion!". The boy suprised but does not understand. The father explains: "People call this ECHO,but really, this is LIFE. It gives you back everything you say or do.Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. Life will give you back everything you have given to it."

Cerita #2

Cerita ini mengkisahkan permulaan sebuah University yang kini menjadi sebuah University yang terkenal di dunia.

Over 100 years ago, a woman wearing a faded dress, and her husband, dressed in threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston and walked timidly into the outer office of the Harvard University President.
The secretary instantly decided that these backwoods country hicks had no business at Harvard. She frowned. "We want to see the president," the man said softly. "He'll be busy all day," the secretary snapped. "We'll wait," the woman replied.
For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping they's become discouraged and go away. They didn't. The secretary gradually grew frustrated and finally she decided to disturb the president: "Maybe if you just see them for a few minutes, they'll leave," she told him.
He sighed in exasperation and agreed. The president stern-faced and haughty, strulled toward the couple. The woman began to speak. "We had a son that attended Harvard for 1 year. He loved Harvard and was happy here. About a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him somewhere on campus."
The president wasn't touched. "Madam," he said condescendingly. "We can't put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and then died. If we did, the place would look like a cemetery." "Oh...No," she explained quickly. "We don't want to erect a statue.
We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard." The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the dress and threadbare suit, then exclaimed: "A building! Do you have any earhtly idea how much a building costs? We have over seven & a half million dollars in the building at Harvard."
For a moment she was silent. The president was pleased. He could get rid of them now. But she turned to her husband and said,"Is that all it cost to start a university? Why don't we start our own?" Her husband nodded and they left. The president's face clouded in confusion and bewilderment.
Mr & Mrs Leland Stanford walked away & eventually travelled to Palo Alto, California, where they established the university that bears their name - a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about!

Kesimpulan dari cerita di atas:
It is important to see people as God sees them
Everyone deserves respect and kindness
Don't judge by what they were, where they live, what they drive or how they speak...
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