Life is About Choices and the Decisions We Make

Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In our life many roads would come our way as we journey through life. There are roads that lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and religious vocation. There are also roads that lead to fame and fortune on one hand, or isolation and poverty on the other. There are roads to happiness as there are roads to sadness, roads towards victory and jubilation, and roads leading to defeat and disappointment.

Just like any road, there are corners, detours, and crossroads in life. Perhaps the most perplexing road that you would encounter is a crossroad. With four roads to choose from and with limited knowledge on where they would go, which road will you take? What is the guarantee that we would choose the right one along the way? Would you take any road, or just stay where you are: in front of a crossroad?

There are no guarantees.

You do not really know where a road will lead you until you take it. There are no guarantees. This is one of the most important things you need to realize about life. Nobody said that choosing to do the right thing all the time would always lead you to happiness. Loving someone with all your heart does not guarantee that it would be returned. Gaining fame and fortune does not guarantee happiness. Accepting a good word from an influential superior to cut your trip short up the career ladder is not always bad, especially if you are highly qualified and competent.  There are too many possible outcomes, which your really cannot control. The only thing you have power over is the decisions that you will make, and how you would act and react to different situations.

Wrong decisions are always at hindsight.

Had you known that you were making a wrong decision, would you have gone along with it? Perhaps not, why would you choose a certain path when you know it would get you lost? Why make a certain decision if you knew from the very beginning that it is not the right one. It is only after you have made a decision and reflected on it that you realize its soundness. If the consequences or outcomes are good for you, then you have decided correctly. Otherwise, your decision was wrong.

Take the risk: decide.

Since life offers no guarantee and you would never know that your decision would be wrong until you have made it, then you might as well take the risk and decide. It is definitely better than keeping yourself in limbo. Although it is true that one wrong turn could get you lost, it could also be that such a turn could be an opportunity for an adventure, moreover open more roads. It is all a matter of perspective. You have the choice between being a lost traveller or an accidental tourist of life.  But take caution that you do not make decisions haphazardly. Taking risks is not about being careless and stupid. Here are some pointers that could help you choose the best option in the face of life’s crossroads:
· Get as many information as you can about your situation.

You cannot find the confidence to decide when you know so little about what you are faced with. Just like any news reporter, ask the 5 W’s: what, who, when, where, and why. What is the situation? Who are the people involved? When did this happen? Where is this leading? Why are you in this situation? These are just some of the possible questions to ask to know more about your situation. This is important. Oftentimes, the reason for indecision is the lack of information about a situation.

· Identify and create options.

What options do the situation give you? Sometimes the options are few, but sometimes they are numerous. But what do you do when you think that the situation offers no options? This is the time that you create your own. Make your creative mind work. From the most simplistic to the most complicated, entertain all ideas. Do not shoot anything down when an idea comes to your head. Sometimes the most outrageous idea could prove to be the right one in the end. You can ask a friend to help you identify options and even make more options if you encounter some difficulty, but make sure that you make the decision yourself in the end.

· Weigh the pros and cons of every option.

Assess each option by looking at the advantages and disadvantages it offers you. In this way, you get more insights about the consequences of such an option.

· Trust yourself and make that decision.

Now that you have assessed your options, it is now time to trust yourself. Remember that there are no guarantees and wrong decisions are always at hindsight.  So choose… decide… believe that you are choosing the best option at this point in time.

Now that you have made a decision, be ready to face its consequences: good and bad. It may take you to a place of promise or to a land of problems. But the important thing is that you have chosen to live your life instead of remaining a bystander or a passive audience to your own life. Whether it is the right decision or not, only time can tell. But do not regret it whatever the outcome. Instead, learn from it and remember that you always have the chance to make better decisions in the future.

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"The Game of Life" Start your own coaching: 7 days program

Have you ever been a coach to a neighborhood team? I know how it feels the first time I’ve coached a team of seven-year-old soccer kids and how much they can really test my patience, not to mention sanity as they run around kicking the ball like ants to a huge, white crumb. It feels strange at first, having to be stared at by a bunch of kids who they will know that I’m not the one in the field. Sounds wrong in a sense, right? But what is the dead about coaching?

Coaching is all about being a, well, ‘coach’ in the corporate world of handlers, front-liners and even a couple of benchwarmers biding their time to be given a chance to perform. I know how that feels when I go back to my regular day job. Some players are just MVP material, and some of them are just to support the MVP’s so why bother sticking around? It sounds ironic when they say ‘there is no I in team’, but even the underachievers can be sore losers as well.

These are steps that can be done within the day, and no matter what, it takes determination to be a coach.

1. There is a WHOLE lot of talk these days about Corporate Team Building. There are many, many options: vacation packages, rope courses, on-going office games, ice-breakers, etc. Management can also purchase videos, books, and seminar packages to assist them in building up their organization into a team worthy of belonging. A little later I will give you some ideas of where you can go for information on these team-building tools.

2. The truth about motivation is waiting to be grasped! It is ripe and ready for you to put into action today. Don’t settle for mind-numbing gibberish. Get practical in 3 small ways to begin looking forward to your alarm clock sounding off each morning before you huddle with the team.

3. Experience is the best thing despite of what course you graduated in. There is something about being a people person who knows how to stir the energetic side of one individual, and more so when you mix it up with an entire team.

4. To question a person by his or her performance is sometimes required, but never question their knowledge or their intelligence. Sadly, I have seen a few mistakes from past coaches who never seem to understand what a player has to go through to get the job right. It will lead to further aggravation and maybe even hostility. If you want the job done right, then go do it yourself. You’ll see how it is to be at the receiving end and it will help your set a much better course for improvement.

5. Sending a player to the bench is probably the worse experience a coach has to go through, especially if your player is the top performer. In dealing with this kind of person, see to it that he spills his guts voluntarily. Egotism in a performer tends to make them lose their focus on even the smallest mistakes, then you can catch him or her red handed. Be firm, but understanding about it.

6. Don’t allow your position to blind you from what you are supposed to do. Even coaches are human enough to think that they are far more superior, but only by rank. Even if you have been in their shoes when you were their age, it’s better to dole out a piece of wisdom in order for them to realize that this will be for their own benefit.

7. Lastly, you should learn to trust yourself and your team. Decisions and performance are primarily your goals, and there are many of them to see if they could perform the task much more efficiently. So before you think about sending one member to the bench, have a good chat with him or her and see if they have any problems. If it’s too personal, then just encourage them to do their best and it also helps to give them a good, encouraging slap on the back.

I guess there’s all there is to it. Being a corporate drone myself, I know how important it is for a company to be successful, and we’re all part of that success. Coaches are there not to make your work a little difficult just because you have either an attitude problem or not much a performer, but they’re the guides who will help you perform as hard as you can possibly can. You’ll do them proud one of these days, as well as you.

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MAKALAH PERTANIAN : PENGENDALIAN ORGANISME PENGGANGGU TANAMAN (OPT)

PENGENDALIAN ORGANISME PENGGANGGU TANAMAN (OPT)

 

A. Pendahuluan

  1. Latar belakang

Organisme penganggu tanaman (OPT) merupakan faktor pembatas produksi tanaman di Indonesia baik tanaman pangan, hortikultura maupun perkebunan. Organisme pengganggu tanaman secara garis besar dibagi menjadi tiga yaitu hama, penyakit dan gulma. Organisme pengganggu tanaman merupakan salah satu penghambat produksi dan penyebab ditolaknya produk tersebut masuk ke suat negara, karena dikawatirkan akan menjadi hama baru di negara yang ditujunya. Berdasarkan pengalaman, masih adanya permasalahan OPT yang belum tuntas penanganannya dan perlu kerja keras untuk mengatasinya dengan berbagai upaya dilakukan, seperti lalat buah pada berbagai produk buah dan sayuran buah dan virus gemini pada cabai. Selain itu, dalam kaitannya dengan terbawanya OPT pada produk yang akan diekspor dan dianalis potensial masuk, menyebar dan menetap di suatu wilayah negara, akan menjadi hambatan yang berarti dalam perdagangan internasional.

Petani sebagai pelaku utama kegiatan pertanian sering menggunakan pestisida sintetis terutama untuk hama dan penyakit yang sulit dikendalikan, seperti penyakit yang disebabkan oleh virus dan patogen tular tanah (soil borne pathogens). Untuk mengendalikan penyakit ini petani cenderung menggunakan pestisida sintetis secara berlebihan sehingga menimbulkan dampak buruk bagi kesehatan dan lingkungan. Hal ini dilakukan petani karena modal yang telah dikeluarkan cukup besar sehingga petani tidak berani menanggung resiko kegagalan usaha taninya. Baca entri selengkapnya »

NOMINASI PEMENANG LOMBA PRANGKO NASIONAL 2014 2015

Setelah Menanti sekia lama, Berikut ini Pengumuman Nominasi Pemenang Lomba Desain Prangko Nasional Tahun 2014 2014

Penjurian yang semula akan dilaksanakan pada 23‐23 Oktober 2014 ditunda menjadi tanggal 3‐4 November 2014.

Kepada masyarakat mohon menyampaikan tanggapan dan sanggahan kepada Panitia apabila ternyata gambar Nominasi tersebut bukan merupakan karya para Nominator.

Tanggapan dan sanggahan secara tertulis disampaikan mulai tanggal 4 s.d 7 November 2014 melalui email prangko@postel.go.id

Unduh Pengumuman Nominasi disini atau disini

 

Semoga Bermanfaat ^_^

 

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TIPS SEHAT MURAH MERIAH NANGKAP NYAMUK NON INSEKTISIDA.

TIPS SEHAT MURAH MERIAH NANGKAP NYAMUK NON INSEKTISIDA.
(penyakit berbahaya dr nyamuk : malaria, demam berdarah, chikunya dll).
Bahan :
– 200 ml air panas.
– 50 gram gula merah.
– 1 gram ragi roti.
– 1 botol bekas plastik 2 liter.
Caranya:
1. Potong botol plastik (jenis PET) separuh.
2. Campurkan gula merah dng air panas hingga lebur.
Stelah dingin tuangkan di separuh bagian bawah botol.
3. Tambah RAGI. Tidak perlu diaduk nanti akan menghasilkan Karbon Dioksida sbg PENARIK PERHATIAN nyamuk.
4. Letakkan bagian corong, terbalik, kedalam separuh botol tadi.
5. Bungkus botol dng sesuatu yg berwarna hitam (isolasi), dan letakkan di beberapa sudut rumah, toko, sekolah, rumah sakit, ladang dll. ( Terlindung hujan )
6. Biarkan skitar 2 minggu atau nyamuk sdh penuh silahkan cuci botolnya dan mulai lg dr awal.
Sumber : dr Giena Hadi
TAMBAHAN :
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1. Agar ngga dirubungi SEMUT letakan botol tsb diatas mangkuk/kaleng berisi air.
2. Kalo nangkap LALAT cara masih sm diatas tapi ngga usah pake RAGI cukup umpan ikan mentah yg busuk dipotong kecil dimasukin botol tsb OK.
3. Letakan botol jauh terlindung dr hujan atau angin..
Copas ti FP Dunia Islam: TIPS SEHAT MURAH MERIAH NANGKAP NYAMUK NON INSEKTISIDA. (penyakit berbahaya dr nyamuk : malaria, demam berdarah, chikunya dll).  Bahan : - 200 ml air panas. - 50 gram gula merah. - 1 gram ragi roti. - 1 botol bekas plastik 2 liter.  Caranya: 1. Potong botol plastik (jenis PET) separuh. 2. Campurkan gula merah dng air panas hingga lebur. Stelah dingin tuangkan di separuh bagian bawah botol. 3. Tambah RAGI. Tidak perlu diaduk nanti akan menghasilkan Karbon Dioksida sbg PENARIK PERHATIAN nyamuk. 4. Letakkan bagian corong, terbalik, kedalam separuh botol tadi. 5. Bungkus botol dng sesuatu yg berwarna hitam (isolasi), dan letakkan di beberapa sudut rumah, toko, sekolah, rumah sakit, ladang dll. ( Terlindung hujan ) 6. Biarkan skitar 2 minggu atau nyamuk sdh penuh silahkan cuci botolnya dan mulai lg dr awal.  Sumber : dr Giena Hadi  TAMBAHAN : --------------- 1. Agar ngga dirubungi SEMUT letakan botol tsb diatas mangkuk/kaleng berisi air. 2. Kalo nangkap LALAT cara masih sm diatas tapi ngga usah pake RAGI cukup umpan ikan mentah yg busuk dipotong kecil dimasukin botol tsb OK. 3. Letakan botol jauh terlindung dr hujan atau angin..
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