~”CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE”~

We often hear the word of creative and innovative, both in the educational field, job field and daily life. It is not only related to craft or produce a thing, but it can be associated with finding new ways in completing a problem. The creative usually supported by the courage to get out from the ordinary things.

According to dictionary (Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia) that “The creative means have brilliant idea to create or the ability to create” while innovative is renewed the things to be something different or introduce a new thing from something that already exists become more meaningful.

For me, mathematics taught how to be creative and innovative as well as other sciences. For example, in solving mathematical problems, it doesn’t have one way to solve it, but a lot of ways that give same result. It depends on us how to think and all people have a different way.

The thinking creative usually thinks to be unique, different from others and get out from the usual. Indeed, this is difficult to find as any student who always copy what their lecturer taught. Some students don’t have courage to share and express their idea to solve the same problem with different methods. They don’t realize that they have new ideas and new methods that it is very useful for others.

The imitate a way is the easiest, but to make it different is not an easy. It needs courage and self-confidence to be creative and innovative. Whenever I am in a class share knowledge for students, I asked them to not only copy what I shared, but they should find the other way to solve the problems, they should understand the meaning and the purpose of it, then I asked them to resolve the problem by their ideas without away from the concept of that subject. I don’t know what wrong is, whether they are not be able to look different or whether they don’t have courage to look different. For me creative and innovative is not easy. I often hear the people say that “I am not creative because I don’t have talent”. Of course this is wrong statement because the creative is not a talent or was there since birth, but creative can be trained and eventually it becomes a habit that is inherent in ourselves.

Be brave to look different and out of the rule is able to train thinking creative. It can be called Think Out of The Box, we think out of the habit or existing ones. Then, open-minded and acceptance of condition around us is also can train to thinking creative. Maybe we face the condition that is not suit of us, then we feel depressed, but we should try to think positive and find new ways to overcome them. Sometime an idea will come when we feel depressed.

Furthermore, we always be confidence and no low self-esteem to create and express the creative idea. Don’t care if other people do not agree with our idea because thousands of people out of there who agree with our idea. The thinking creative also can be trained by joining the creative communities. Nowadays, we can find it so easy specially on media social such as Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Forums that can be chosen as we like. To generating innovative as well as same the thinking creative, but we should be continue to make change and breakthrough so that gives the valued-added of it.

Let’s create something new, don’t be afraid to be different. Is not something different will be the center of attention and it will open an opportunity to express our idea. I am still training to thinking creative and being innovative.

By MEYF ^_^

~”THE RESOLUTION FOR 2015″~

We don’t realize that we have been in 2015 and so fast the year 2014 passed. Maybe we don’t realize that what we have done in 2014. Did we achieve our target or not? It is very important to having planning and target. This is the way for us to take action. How great the people who are able to take action in accordance with the direction of the target.

As usual at the end of the year I always review planning and achievement of targets during the year whether it has been achieved 90% or less. And, then I make new resolution and write it into planning and target for next year. In writing the planning, we should write all the things that are expected to be achieved, despite feeling it is impossible. However, we should ignore our mind from negative and impossible mindset because everything depends on ourselves, opportunities, effort and our prayers to God. It is also possible that things may not be turned into possible.

If we open our note of planning and target last year, we can predict what percentage achievement of our effort to get it during a year. And, then we can compare it with the previous years. From this we can consider how much of our ability to achieve the targets that we set with consideration of the conditions at that year.

No word to show disappointed when our planning and target has not been achieved. It shows that we are given the opportunity to fight for achieving it and God wants us to have great experience and valuable lesson before getting what we want. Maybe our planning and target is like worldly such as job, married, having kid, education, vehicles, materials, position, etc. And, other like hereafter such as do worship an uprights, memorized the Quran and holy-book, do good to everyone, sharing positive thing with other, etc. Everything is free to having planning and target as long as we set a positive for us and others.

And, now we rewrite the resolution or planning and targets to be achieved in the 2015s. While continuing the achievement of targets in 2014 which didn’t achieve. Maybe there will think that life just follow the plot, don’t need to have target and dream high, don’t need to complicate ourselves, and just grateful for everything that we get. For me, grateful is required because it makes our heart be roomy and sincere. However, having planning and target is absolute because it gives motivation and direction to take action in life. And, achieving the targets is great, but if it is not achieved, then we should be patient. Keep trying with positive thoughts to achieve it is super.

Ourselves like an organization in which has vision and mission as the direction and purpose of our actions. One of them is having dream, planning and target. In addition, as an advisor and leader are our hearts (feeling) and minds that will decide, provide motivation and patience as well formulate strategies to achieve them. And, other part of our body are operators that always ready to perform all actions in accordance with the vision and mission.

Age, experience, education or whatever it is, there is no reason not to write down the target that we want to achieve in the year 2015. Write down it and read it back at a certain time is better than we do not write at all because we will forget to do it.

So that, lets we write down all the things that are expected to occur in our life and ignore the impossible think because nothing could be if we don’t try to do it. And, God always provides convenience for us if we do effort and prayer.

please visit here : Resolution for 2014.

by MEYF

~”THE MINDSET”~

I am not too old to understand about working in education field and its management. And, I am not familiar about deep rule of education work field. Last time, I never though that I would work in education field, but I would like to be pioneer or a businesswoman and I didn’t think to be an employee in government company that must obey the rule. Actually some people will be break it rules. I don’t like to obey all rules because I often be curious everything. Although I knew that there are more risks if I break it or I will get ridicule. But for me, if I break some rule, I will get positive feedback, valuable experience, and good knowledge about the new things. For me, break the rule to get positive side is OK, but never do to break the rule for destruction.

When I left my job in a company or non educational, I entered the working in education field and I get something new here. I don’t know is this Karma or not because I ever refused and hate this work field before. I thought I was a quiet girl and I didn’t have skill to teach or motivate students in a class. It was the same when my mind thought to refuse to choose mathematics as my subject in university, I only thought as mathematician had job as a lecturer.

Then I realized, it was not wrong if I try to go out and break my thought just to get positive things. Then, I passed it, assumption and perceptions weren’t all true. A mathematics graduate is not only as a teacher, but they are able to be a leader in a company and even they are sent to abroad as a leader at there. I got motivation to enter new work field, I had new challenges and although I didn’t have any skill in this work field. I worked as human resource officer that we know people who work here have psychology or law skill. This work field related to human, but my skill related to numeric and mathematics. This is great challenge for me. And, I just believe and change the mindset that I was able to do this job.

From all the explanation above, more things that I share to my students at campus, it is about mindset. In my country, government asks to all the citizen to study minimum 12 years, and even continue to university. Some people will think that purpose to study in university is to find job and keep prestige in public, or to delay married time or other reasons. But I thought based on my experience it is not true, study in university is to form and change mindset become great human. When I was in a class with students, I always share that study in university just not to get good mark or try too close to a lecturer to get good mark, but the important thing that is to change the mindset. The mindset from ordinary mind become to great mind.

When a lecturer set rules to not come late into class, it is useful for us to train ourselves to be discipline, how precious the time that we have. If we are already accustomed to the discipline since school so that it will be our habit and this is so important in working as well. Some students don’t care about this, and even underestimate and break this rule, they still come late into class. They don’t realize that this rule is very useful for their life in the future. When they graduate and they get job in a company. Working at company is so different experience with study in campus. In here we need more discipline and we must give good performance to them. The discipline that we get since school train us to be good personal specially in work field.

Every company has different rules for working time and different punishment if their employee come late. They will get poor performance, no incentive, no allowances and even be fired from company. But if we always come on time, it will not be occure to us.  So that from now we should follow the schedulle time in terms of classes or other activities. This certainly gives a positive performance for us as a diciplined and never wasting time that we have. This show us how to appreciate the time and appreciate others. And, the impact, they will be glad to require us in all event or activity.

Beside that, studying at campuss is change mindset how to solve the problem that we face. When a lecturer give homework and test, we must to solve it by ownself and no cheating. This teach us to maximize our energy and thoughts. Homework teach us to be smart, creative and innovative, it’s look like knife, if we make its always grind down so it will be sharp. If we always use our mind to think, we will be more intelligent to solve the problems.

Lecturer gives a test to train our readiness and mindset for receiving the material that we had as long as study. It would be satisfied if we are able to solve these problems by ourselves. Similarly, if we are in the work field. Indeed, all lecture material will not be asked in a job. We will not ask about circle volume, integral or other subject, but the important thing is the mindset and readiness in dealing with problems in work field. If we are accustomed to solving homework by ourselves, so that it will not be impossible that we will be able to solve any problems in work field. We will be easier to give good performance and obtain high position and even high salary. Maybe other best company will see our performance and they want to require us to be their employee.

Some students think that they are not capable to compete with other student from top university. They are not capable to compete with other major in university. This is wrong mindset. We shouldn’t move back, but we should go ahead and change our mindset that we are the same with them. We are capable to compete with them. Although we didn’t graduate from top university, but we are able to be great, is not it something great and rare occur. Strength and intelligent lies within each of us, no need to show off to others. And, by showing outstanding results, then we become an extraordinary person. No need to show off the greatness or even underestimate the abilities of others. Just plan and do it directly without telling to other until we achieve it.

Wherever we are studying, whatever university we join is, the key success is ourselves. The mindset, discipline and self-awareness from now to use maximize the positive things and positive knowledge that we learn from school and environment. Whatever major we study, it just depends on our mindset, how to follow it up with a positive and maximum. Nobody understands us except ourselves. The knowledge is so expensive, but it will be more expensive if we live without knowledge. So that we should maximize to use this opportunity to study in campus that are already within our grasp this moment. For me, I have struggled to continue my study. It is not to get prestige or position, but I thirst for knowledge in the hope gives advantage to others. For prestige, it just a gift for us of what we have done and not the primary purpose of misleading.

by MEYF ^_^

~”THE PROCRASTINATION”~

Previously, I have been posting an article about “Decide to Priority of Work“. Perform the job according to priorities to achieve the target that we want. We should smart to classify the time and not delay the time to do that job because it will force us to pay more about time, energy, quiet life even financial that shouldn’t be there.

Every human being has a laziness, but some people are able to control and some are not. Laziness looks like a friend of evil and actually we should eliminate it. The procrastination of activity or job is a kind of laziness. It looks like the saving of stress. Sometime we underestimate a small job and take assumption it is easy to do, so we always delay it later. That job may be forgotten and without knowing it is in deadline. Its will be accumulated and made it rush to do. Then, there are many errors and inconvenience of doing it.

From my experience, I ever delayed my job and underestimate it, I thought it is not important to do directly. And, make many reasons to delay job defensively. Sometime we are wrong assumption to think that it is not too important, but ignore the fact that job maybe will be necessary and important later. Sometime we often do not fair at work such as gossiping and talking with our colleague, or taking breakfast/lunch during working time or other activity that shouldn’t do at working time. So that all jobs should be done will be abandoned. When a boss asks it results, but we have not finished it yet, then we will get stressed and anxiety, the result will not be maximum, then we will get negative points from the boss.

Imam Al Ghazali said that “Procrastination of activity that we should do it now is looking like a mental blindness “. The procrastination is a form of trickery our desire to make mistakes and this is wanted by the devil.

The more negative impact from procrastination such as stress, uncontrolled emotion, anxiety, and no self-confidence, losing trust from other because we couldn’t meet their demand, less attention to the environment and family and even finances will be reduced. Can you imagine if we delay to pay tax, then we get punished to pay for the fine.

There are more things that I often do to ignore procrastination my activity and job such as setting up the schedule to achieve target, I make priorities on it. Be confidence and convince about it that able to finish it properly and correctly. We should give appreciation to ourselves if it’s well-done so that we get motivated to do next jobs. Brave and ignore the negative whisper and just focus on target that we must achieve.

Let’s …since today ignores procrastination all activities and jobs because its will give a negative impact for us. When we get the opportunity to do a job or activity, we shouldn’t delay it, but we should do it right now. If we delay it, many negative impact will come, but if we are able to finish jobs on time and accurately, so many positive things come to us.

By MEYF ^_^

~”THE LESSON FROM CARTOON MASHA AND THE BEAR”~

I am a cartoon lover. I got a distinct impression of watching it. More colour bright animations, sound funny and hilarious stories provide different entertain from other TV programme. More people thought that cartoon are only for kid, but actually it is wrong. Watching cartoon can reduce our stress, adding creative ideas and also it has more lessons that we can learn.

Masha and The Bear is a cartoon that I never leave for watching it. That story is about friendship between Masha and Misha. They live together with other animals in the forest. They have a tree house. Masha is a cute little girl, she has a round-eyed and wearing veil. She is hyperactive, nosy, annoying and also cheerful. Masha like a lollipop. She wants to know everything, but she is responsible for what she did. When she said, “Come on play with me,” other animals will be running scare because they don’t want to get nosy by Masha. Although she is annoying girl, but she is responsible girl. If she makes mistake, then she will try to correct it. Actually, she is annoying because she wants to get attention from Misha and other animals. She wants to be involved with every Misha activity, but she always gives messy result.

On the other hand, Misha is a bear that had received awards and experience in the circus world. Misha couldn’t speak, but it understands human language. Misha is a quiet, neat, industrious and friendly. Although Misha is a wild animal, but lover and care to Masha and other animals. Misha has more skills such as cooking, sewing, farming, play puzzle, playing music instruments and like to care and clean tree house. Masha always tease and disturb Misha, but Misha always be patient and love Masha.

This cartoon is very entertaining in addition to behaviour of Masha is hilarious and annoying other animals. She has a cute face and adorable to see. This is good story and no antagonistic character that make me stand for hours to watching it. And, it has more lessons that I can learn from this Rusian cartoon, there are about friendship, family, patience, affection, responsibility and happiness.

Masha and Misha are two contrasting character, but they have strong friendship. They have a sense of affection for each other so that they have strong relationship and brotherhood. From this I learn that friendship must affection each other with friend. It is the main thing that we should give, mutual support and motivate each other. When they feel sad and down we should make them happy, when they are happy we should be happy too and no jealous of them. When friend do mistake, we should remain to be good and forgive them. When a friend is annoying us, we should remind patiently if we feel not comfort.

The affection makes Misha always be patience to face annoying Masha, and even Masha always disturb other animals. This teach us how to be patience when we face annoying things and even painful. The other character of Masha is cheerful girl and always give humour for Misha. The friendship also give humour to each other. We must make balance between serious and humour condition, we should know friend character and they should now us too.

Another lesson is the attitude of the responsibilities of Masha, admitted her mistake and tried to correct it. This teach us always be responsibility for what we have done.

Although it is a cartoon, but it teaches us more lessons and positive to us. Please watch this carton….so funny…little cute Masha and adorable face..annoying character and make us laughing…

By MEYF ^_^

~”OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE”~

Before I work in the education field, I worked at multinational company. Many lessons and experience that I learned as long as work there. I started to work in the multinational company while I was studying at the fourth level of bachelor degree. In general, many people thought that mathematician graduates only as a teacher or lecturer and even works at the company will not far from mathematics field. I didn’t do it, I tried to break that perception and choose to working in the other field that I never knew before. I worked at HR field. Usually, as a mathematics graduates should work and manage the numbers, but in this area manages the human. At first, I felt stress and discomfort with this zone, but I tried to think out of the box that I should believe and got courage that I can do this job properly. Then, finally I engaged in this field for more than five years.

There are many reasons why people do the work according to the field of education during in college. It is solely to get the right job situation and comfortable doing the job. But will we be courage to work out of our field? Will we take the chance in front of us that is not necessarily comfortable. There are some people will be courage to doing it, work out of the comfort zone, but some are not.

What is comfort zone? Alasdair White (2008) said that comfort zone is a mental activity in which a person keeps himself from anxiety by using behaviors to create a stable performance and usually there is no courage to take risks. All people has different comfort zone and they have different ability to get out from it, some have the courage and some are not.

During I worked at company, I faced more  employees who have worked more than 20 years, but they still was at the same position since the beginning. They said that they feel worry to get out of their work zone because of family, difficult to find new job and also worry of getting ridicule others. We should focus that get out of the comfort zone doesn’t mean that get out from the company and find other new job. But we should be able to do unusual work. Maybe we will get a lot of ridicule or criticism from others, but it is up to us how to respond it. Whether we will carry on doing it or not with confidence and determination that we are capable to doing it. We know that people in general always look at the negative side without seeing the positive side from us. So, we should be able to stay focused on target to achieved and ignore the negative thinking.

The other hand, I faced an employee who previously position as a staff with fairly high salary, but he felt stuck and decided to resign then get new job in other company with high position as manager. He boldly decided to get out of his comfort zone as a staff and take risks as a manager and might not necessarily to be able to doing work properly. As we know that the higher position at work has the higher risk.

Comfort zone can be expanded with a new experience, but sometimes the process is not easy and even painful. We should be able to fall and get up to expand the zones. Many people are just stuck in a job and fear of being out of comfort zone. Nearly decades working at the same field and same position. But we should know that comfort zone is very dangerous. If we still stay at this zone, then we will not grow and improve our hidden potential and talent. If we decide to be success, there are no reasons to not get out from our comfort zone, such as age gender, religion, marital status, position or any matter.

From my experiences, I had been working in a multinational company with a good salary and comfortable of working conditions, I ventured to go out looking for a new job in another company with different HR sections. When I proposed a resign letter, my boss refused it and provide more very tempting options. But I ignored it and I decide go out of my comfort zone that is not necessarily able to deal with me. Believe, courage, confidence and self-evaluation are some of the key to get out from comfort zone, so I have its and I could change myself. Potential and capability is depend on us who run this life and other people can be wrong in perceiving us.

We know that every place has different experiences and from this experiences teach us how to think big and brave to face of life. We should venture out of our comfort zone and ignore all of the negative whisper that frustrate us to recognize our potential. If we get new opportunity to try new things, so take it and don’t ignore it. Just be confidence, take high intention, positive thinking and smart to recognize and use our potential so that we will be success to pass it.

by MEYF ^_^

~”THE WOMAN”~

God created a woman as being unique and beautiful. Each uniqueness gives an overview and specific features. Woman are often perceived as being physically weak so they should be protected by man. But woman is stronger than man in hearts and spiritually, so she was created to encouraging and motivating a man.

Woman was created from the rib of man that is bent, which if corrected immediately it will be broken. It doesn’t mean that a woman is bad, if a man wants to straighten it, he must be patient otherwise it will break the relationship. The ribs are also significant as a supporter, motivator and protector of soft organ in the human body. As soon as woman as a supporter and protector who remind man for goodness.

A woman always shed tears, but it doesn’t mean she is weak. Woman tend to put her feelings rather than men and even more emotional. It collaborate with lachrymal glands so that when she feels sad, the lachrymal glands will response it by crying.

Woman was created to be a special,  woman is a special as a kid so that she can protect and honor to her parents. Woman is special as a friend so that she can maintain friendship sincerely with all her heart. Woman is special as a wife so that she can maintain the honor, conditioning and motivating for her husband. Woman is a special mother for her kids so that she is able to educate and care for children with all her heart. Woman is special because of her beauty, but the important beauty is from her heart. Honestly, loyalty, love and intelligence are part of her beauty. Woman is jewelry of world, the best woman is a woman who believes in her Lord.

Woman may be physically weak, but woman is created as being the most powerful and tough face trials. Some woman are very sensitive to the conditions and feelings. If she gets hurt, she will be difficult to feel good again. If she gets hurt may not be able to return to the original state of fear when she faces the same condition. When woman love something, she will not let it go and even going to fight to get it. Whatever obstacle she faces, she will not give up for it.

Every married woman has the opportunity to be a mother. Ony the woman was entrusted baby into her womb because she is able to control and keep it. Mother is special woman, is we hurt her then we get big sin. Don’t hurt a woman because it is the same to hurt our mother and sisters. Don’t humiliate a woman because it is the same to humiliate of our mom and sisters. A woman should get respect, protection, and cherished. If she did mistake, then forgive her and guide her to the truth.

A woman is the soul of all the beauty conditioning, physical as well as her heart. If we close to her we feel peaceful and comfortable. So that we should keep the hearts of woman, respect her beauty and honor and protect her existence.

By MEYF ^_^