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Copy from the source: http://www.harveker.com/2010/01/you-in-the-hot-seat-purpose-being-part-i/
YOU in the Hot Seat: Purpose & Being Part I
Do you know who you are?
“Of course I know who I am,” a lot of people will respond. Then they’ll rattle off a list that includes their name, where they’re from, their occupation, their ethnicity; the list can go on and on. Yet, we are more than our title, heritage or role, yes or yes?
Most of us have a pretty good idea about the sum experience of our lives; what we’ve been taught, how we’ve come along so far, and how we generally tend to operate. Maybe a better question than “Who are you” is, “Who do you want to be?”
We are always being who we are—whatever that is at the moment—but at the same time we’re also always becoming. It’s easy to say, “I am (fill in the blank),” and we can think this with complete conviction. However, just because someone says they are—for example—a good friend doesn’t necessarily make it so. But who wouldn’t want to become a better friend?
Even those with greater awareness of themselves can be affected by current pressures and challenges. Sometimes, how we respond to these challenges can surprise us, like showing great compassion and humanity to others in the face of unspeakable tragedy (think the outpouring of support for the Haiti tragedy), even though those same people might not otherwise appear on our radar at all. Other times, we might be disappointed because we think of ourselves as open-minded, only to find out that we aren’t what we think we are all the time. Considering life’s uncertainties, there really is no way to be absolutely sure of how we will respond to what life gives us.
When it comes down to it, who you really are is what you value the most; and what you value then becomes reflected in what you do; where your energy and resources are directed on a regular basis. Not just the value of material things like cars, houses, or the latest gadgets. I mean what you value as in honesty, self-respect, respect for others, kindness—qualities that have no price because their impact can’t be measured.
So instead of thinking in terms of who you are, perhaps a more practical way of looking at the question is who do you want to become. We probably aren’t going to be exactly who we want to be in every moment of life. Anybody who’s experienced fear or anger can attest to that. Nobody wants to be fearful, but we’d all like to be courageous.
Who you want to be is really what makes you who you are now. When you’re striving for something, you’re acting—you’re doing. And what you do makes you more of who you will become later down the line. There is no distinction between the present and the future. It’s always happening now through your values and your actions, from building your sense of character to building a strong financial foundation.
In my next blog, we’ll look at taking the next step in being by exploring the notion of purpose.
Here’s your exercise:
Put yourself in the hot seat and ask the tough questions. What qualities do you really want to enact no matter what the situation, no matter what goal you’re trying to reach? Compassion? Bravery? Simplicity? Faith? Good humor? Whatever these qualities you admire or cherish the most, these are the principles that make you who you are, if you hold to them consistently.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
On 1 Jan 2010, we went to Ampang Look-Out Point aka Little Genting, which was located at Jalan Hulu Langat, to celebrate 2010 New Year. The place was famed for the beauty of the panoramic Kuala Lumpur night view. We arrived at the entrance near to 8pm and the car park was full at the hilltop near to the restaurant , then we had no choice to park at the bottom. Parking fee was RM2 per entry.
We walked up to the restaurants along the walking pathway as shown above. It took about few minutes.
What a fantastic place to enjoy KL view.
Not bad we still able to see the night view.
Tomato fish n chip RM13.90
Vietnam fish fillet rice RM7.90
Apple snowy RM6.90 (right)
Watermelon juice (L) RM8
The watermelon juice was quite nice (not putting too many ice & water ). The sleeping beauty tasted good too.
Watermelon juice (L) RM8
My order of Portugal chicken rice RM7.90
The pictures below are from vkeong food blog
(Pusat Pelancongan dan Menara Tinjau in Malay)
- Exit the MRR2 at Pandan Indah Interchange.
- Go straight until the T-Junction. Esso will be on your left. Turn right at the traffic light.
- Take a left at the next traffic light (very near, you might miss this. See the map). After that, go straight and you will see McDonald at your right.
- When you see CIMB bank and KFC at your right hand side. Take another left at the traffic light beside Puteri Plaza.
- Turn right at the traffic light junction to Ulu Langat/Kajang. (Please take note on this, you might missed this.)
- From this traffic light the road is winding for about 3 km.
- Look out for the sign board “Menara Tinjau”.
- Will come across a food court on the right with carpark. Turn in and drive up the hill to the Ampang Lookout Point
View Directions to Jalan Hulu Langat in a larger map
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
After that, I realized my laptop not able to dual boot as I got before this. I used to have Window and Linux dual boot system. After some searching and try out. Here are the steps.
1. Prepare a Linux bootable CD. I used CentOS, which are same to RedHat Enterprise version. Reboot laptop.
2. In the linux screen, choose F5 and type "linux rescue". It is easier step since the CD will auto-mount the Linux that I installed previously.
3. Choose Language, keyboard setting. Choose no network setup.
4. It comes to rescue environment setup. "The rescue environment will now attempt to find your Linux installation and mount it under the directory /mnt/sysimage"
5. After that, you will reach a terminal. Type: chroot /mnt/sysimage . Before this, the user name is unknow (can check by whoami command). After the chroot /mnt/sysimage command, you can recheck who is the user again by whoami command.
sudo grub [go to the grub> prompt]
find /boot/grub/stage1 [it shows the first stage system -->showing (hd0,5) for my setup
root (hd0,5) [type according to the previous result]
setup (hd0) [reinstall grub into hd0,5]
7 reboot the system. Can see the dual boot page.