well actually i finished reading it in couple hours after i opened it..
it's just, i've been taking some times to understand it bits by bits and to relate it with my own thoughts
Suhardono is a great writer (and coach) in a way that only by reading his book, i am supposing that i have a better understanding in what i am passionate about
and by reading his writings, i can feel the emotion, the passion, that he is trying to deliver to the readers
isn't it great?
imagining that one day i could learn from Rene Suhardono himself
it's going to be a super WOW!
i bet i could get the OPPORTUNITY one day
simply say, the book is (from my interpretation) telling people, not to see what's wrong with their job life, but to see, to look clearly and transparent, what is their passion
because from knowing what our passion is, it'll lead to many things that is related to our own future life
because knowing our passion, we will surely know what we are going to do with our life
and by knowing it, automatically we know what to do to achieve the goal of our passion
for me, myself
after reading the book i feel like i need some things to be made clear
i need to sort some stuffs
first few pages of the book says
Are you happy with your career?
Are you happy with your life?
Do you care?
for all those questions i can yell out loud YES! for every each of them
so i begin to question myself
i care with all of those things because by doing things i love the most i believe i could reach the BEST in my life, in everything
and surely the result will be the best as well, as for me, for everybody, and for the world
seems so HUGE but actually it starts from little
Suhardono also mentions couple things that is so common in life
in everyday life
such as people usually introduce themselves by name then followed by their title or their job or whatsoever
it happens! seriously
maybe it is not exactly like that
but for me the situation would be like this
*meeting my parent's friends in any place*
people: hi, who are you?
me: hi, i am melissa
people: oh hi melissa, nice to meet you
me: nice to meet you too
*awkward quick silence*
people: well so, what are you doing melissa? are you in school or are you working?
me: well i just graduated few months back
people: oh, i see.. where did you graduate from? and which faculty?
me: i graduated from lasalle bla bla bla.. and i graduated from fine arts
people: so are you working now or....?
now what's so important about knowing what i am working on/at?
than knowing myself as myself? as melissa andriani?
i am not constructed by what i am working on/at
i am not me because what i am graduated from or from my title as BA HONS IN FINE ARTS
no i am not.
instead of asking me those boring questions
why can't people ask me: oh melissa, so what do you like the most? or what are you passionate about?
isn't it more challenging and interesting?
boring boring boring
i am bored with ordinary questions!
so stop asking me or defining who i am with those questions people! (:
next few pages, Rene, asks about the reason why people are working
is it about filling time?
easy on it..
i am not working just yet
and i am not intending to do it
so i begin to twist the question,
why am i going to do what i want to do?
first of all,
it is because i like what i do
it is because YES we need money, not to live, not to prove other people, and not simply to repay my "debt" to my parents,
i need money because i need it to fill my bank account so that anytime i want to use it, i will have it..
no seriously i am still not sure why i need money
well maybe because i don't have extra mouth to feed just yet :D
people all over the world who want to boo me because of my statement, go ahead
like i care :P
"if you take the attitude that what you have is what you need to make you happy, you will be happy! happiness is here and now." - your job is not your career pg. 38 by rene suhardono
just to be a reminder for myself
in the book, rene tells the readers that,
on passion, your strength is (not) what you're good at.
it is what you enjoy the most!
it's your passion
so while i was reading the book, i kept thinking
what i enjoy the most during the last 4 years i spent in school?
it's always been there in my deepest heart and mind and soul
i am so passionate about food
can't i be passionate about it?
well hey i can be passionate about anything in this universe or even about something that may not even exist
but still, it is SOMETHING
food can be beautiful!
food can be an object
food can be addictive like drugs
food can be colorful
food can be anything!
seriously think about it
isn't food fun?
by eating good delicious food, people can feel happy(at least i do)
by creating good food that people love, i feel happy!
but food isn't only meaningful for human being
food is also meaningful for any living creatures in this world
even plankton needs food
virus needs food (i guess so? hehehe)
so if so many people fulfilling human's appetite and taste palette
so many human beings' tongues are spoiled by delicious foods
why can't animals feel the same?
and i am passionate about pets as well, esp. dogs
so isn't it a great combination?
two different but related passions i have, lead me to a great dream and ambition
in fulfilling what
but to reach the goal and dream,
i really need to work hard
harder than before
moreover in the book,
rene expects the readers to write down our enthusiasms
dogs learning new things
foods art making
sports activity of shopping
travelling to a new place
connecting with people
music trying new foods
challenge! writing blogs
and according to Kazuo Inamori,
success consists of three elements:
ABILITY x EFFORT x ATTITUDE
so none of them should be in a negative pole
everything should be in a positive pole and balance together
and the best part is
rene summarizes everything:
1. work according to our passion - if we want to work according to passion, we must find what our passion is in the first place. there is no other way than to open ourselves, interaction with others, and keep looking/finding.
2. think the best that we can give/contribute - everything will be impossible for those who never try. we never know what is the best we can contribute until we really try.
3. make a plan to reach the goal - the devil is in the details.
4. find the finishing time - a good plan violently executed today is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.
5. have fun!
-- rene suhardono, pg. 133
"the glass is either half empty or half full"
our interpretation and attitude determine the goal, the outcome
be positive and always telling ourselves that people won't let us down just because we are doing what we really love the most!!!!!!
enjoy what we are doing and as rene suhardono said in rule no 5, HAVE FUN!
good day people