Last Sunday reconnected with a friend. Over a bowl of salad in a cafe, she started to share her experiences in overcoming a mental health problem past few weeks. I found that her story was pretty much like what I’ve experienced earlier this year: loneliness, thoughts of being such a failure, and nihilism. I wouldn’t … Continue reading Overcoming Mental Health Problem: It’s Okay to Ask for Help – but How?
Disappointment usually caused by a gap between high expectation and low reality. The gap could be stimulated by oneself (e.g. because expecting/imagining too much) – or else, from another party (e.g. because an over-promise) which eventually led to higher expectation of oneself. My reflection tonight brought my thought to see this over-promise issue in workplace … Continue reading Be Mindful: An Over-Promise Workplace
These past weeks have become a unique experience for me to observe how people made decision; not to mention that I personally also needed to make those decisions. There are lots of factors to decide what, who, when, where, how – or even to decide the reason why those decisions were made. Each individual would … Continue reading On Decision Making: Before the Sun Goes Down ….
Title sounds cool, eh? It’s actually simple: make a plan if you can, have a growth mindset toward uncertainty, improvise effectively when things didn’t work as planned. LOL. I was once received a feedback from someone because I rarely planned things in detail. My excuse was usually to give rooms for improvisation / impromptu ideas … Continue reading The Paradox of Planning / Uncertainty Survival Skills
I met some of my best friends last night. We played bowling, had dinner, and continued with some beers and talks. By talks, obviously I address to the discussion about what we did together in certain period of time – in the past. Interestingly, a friend of mine quoted such nice words: “the past is … Continue reading No, Not Again! – and Things We Could Get from the Past
I just visited my brother in Bangka Island, stayed there for 2 nights during Eid Fit’r holiday. I decided to visit him, instead of coming back to my hometown, known as ‘Mudik’ (as the tradition for most people during those days) because of at least 2 reasons: the first reason is because he made an … Continue reading Blessings are for Those Who Believe
Weeks ago, I experienced unpleasant but interesting feeling as part of my career journey so far. I felt that I lost my identity - broken the trust and respects I gained, disappointing many people - and heavily stressed because of that. However, above all – I learned a lot and hopefully this experience could fuel … Continue reading Lost, Broken, and Disappointment: Pieces of a Career Journey