Mau Minum? Pikir-pikir dulu deh…

Barusan saya dapat cerita dari kakak sepupu. Ceritanya sih gini, ada seorang anak muda ngendarai mobil baru Xenia di desa saya tinggal. Nah, parahnya dia itu nabrak sepeda motor Vixion yang diparkir di pinggir jalan. Sontak, semua orang di sekitar motor pun teriak dan mengejar si pengemudi mobil yang melarikan diri setelah menabrak motor.

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Singkat cerita, orang-orang yang mengejar pengemudi ugal-ugalan tersebut gagal menghentikan laju kencang mobilnya. Nah tapi, ceritanya tidak berakhir disini. Selang beberapa saat, ada suara kencang seperti bunyi BOOM “Grubyarrrrr”. Tidak dinyana, suara gemblegar tersebut ternyata bersumber dari bunyi mobil xenia yang nyemplung ke parit warga. Setelah warga melihat-lihat keadaan mobil tersebut, tidak ditemukan seorang pun korban dari mobil dan si pengemudi ugal-ugalan berhasil melarikan diri.

Semua hal baik buruk yang kita lakukan pasti ada balasannya……

Nah keesokan harinya, si pengemudi ugal-ugalan menyerahkan diri ke polsek untuk mempertangungjawabkan perbuatannya. Setelah ditanya pihak kepolisian, si pengemudi mengaku bahwa dia mengendarai mobilnya dalam keadaan MABUK setelah minum minuman keras.

Sekarang si pengemudi harus ganti rugi motor yang ditabrak + kehilangan mobil xenia barunya + masuk penjara karena mengemudi sambil mabuk.

Mungkin kisah ini kurang berat jika dibanding dengan kisah Afriyani yang menabrak tewas 9 orang karena teler (:mabuk). Namun, kita dapat mengambil hikmah dari setiap kejadian yang terjadi di atas. Sekarang renungkan hal ini?

Apakah minum 1 gelas air yang habis beberapa menit sebanding dengan ganti rugi motor, kehilangan mobil, dan masuk penjara?

Apakah minum 1 botol air yang menyenangkan tidak lebih dari 1 hari sebanding dengan sedih selama bertahun-tahun karena berhutang, kehilangan sesuatu, atau bahkan masuk penjara?

Apakah minum 1 gelas air sebanding dengan nyawa yang Anda taruhkan pada saat minum alkohol?

Pastinya kita semua tahu harus menjawab apa… Nah Sekarang pilihan di tangan Anda!!!

The Weak, the Strong, and the Winner

The WEAK person does something because he is afraid of getting punished.

The STRONG person does something because he is expecting a reward.

and THE WINNER is a person who does something because he is neither afraid of getting punished nor expecting a reward.

However, HIS MAIN REASON is only one… “I do something because I wanna make myself better than before…

By Riko Arfiyantama

It’s Time for your Mind to Choose…

Your life is about the choice to do something, while your mind is about the choice to think something…

Too many people tend to think what the bad things come to their life…

For example:

– When you make a mistake.

– When someone stole your money.

– When somebody did something bad to you.

– When you lose something.

– When someone hates you.

It may be hard for you to avoid the sadness which is coming. But, there is nothing you can get from that sadness. Right? Everything has already occurred. You can’t change the situations. Now just focus on the only thing you can change. That is your mind. Well, I suggest the followings conditions…

For example:

– When you make a mistake, I have got the real experience on it.

– When someone stole your money, just think we can help and share what we have. Perhaps, the thief has a big financial problem. At least, we are still alive and have many things around us.

– When somebody did something bad to you, just think there are others who give me the good things. Why should I focus on the one who hurt me? It’s better for you to focus on those who love you. Right?

– When you lose something, just focus on what you have right now. I think it is so much bigger than the things what you lose.

– When someone hates you, just focus on those who are beside you and always love you. They are more than enough I think.

What we have now will leave you someday… It also happens to our life… We are certainly leaving all the things we have now when we leave this world… So don’t focus what you have lose!!! Just focus on what you have got!!! and trust me you will be happy…

Now, it’s time for your mind to choose… Perhaps, it is hard to think those ways. But, trust me it’s better for you than only getting drown into your misery.

By Riko Arfiyantama

JUST DO!!!

Do many things in your life! and see how they teach you.

Reading many books will make you better…

Having a big passion in your life will also make you better…

Learning many theories will make you better too…

Having many plans and strategies will also make you better…

Imagining everything you want will make you better too…

and Talking about ideas will also make you better.

But, they will not mean to you if you don’t start TO DO what you have read, you have learned, you have planned, you have imagined, and you have talked about…

Because that will bring you to somewhere you have to READ, HAVE A BIG PASSION, LEARN, HAVE PLANS, IMAGINE, and TALK ABOUT IDEAS more than before…

By Riko Arfiyantama

Be Unique!!!

Be UniqueThere are three options to be a successful person in this life.

1. Be the best!

If you want to be the winner in this life. You should be the best in the field you concern.

2. Be the first!

It is proven that being the first is the key of success. There are many inventors in this world. They are successful because they can create something new. In another case,  some people can be successful because they have good concern on the field that there are only a few competitors on that field or many people do not know about.

3. If you are not the best, and you are not the first. BE UNIQUE!

If we are not the best and we are not the first. We can be UNIQUE. And this is the good news for everybody who wants to be successful. I repeat. We can be unique. Yeah! It’s true. So how can we be Unique? The answer is just to BE YOU. Just be yourself!  There are many proofs here. Many people are successful not because they are the best one or the first one. However, they can make themselves and their company to be the unique one by showing their own characters.

By Riko Arfiyantama

Making an Awesome and Meaningful Parting with your Students

This morning, I was just thinking what should I do for my students who will leave their school. I, as the teacher, wanted to make unforgettable moment for them. And, this also became a moment when I gave them the last motivation of what they should do in the future. Thanks God. It runs so hearth-touching and awesome.

Well, here I want to share how I plan that parting with my students.

First, I play this video.

9-year-old boy discussing the meaning of life.

Because I’m an English teacher who teaches EFL (English as foreign Country). I play the video in the purpose of giving my students listening practice. But, actually my intention is giving them the moral value of the video which can inspire them when they have left the school. Continue reading