Monday, April 27, 2015

Forward momentum | BHAG


Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah.
It's such a joy to feel grateful for His bounties. No wonder we are told to be grateful for the ability to be grateful. And to be grateful for the ability to pronounce and proclaim our gratitude. That's like a double dose of bounties.
Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah.

I still am busy and keeping busy with all kinds of activities, just like you. We are all super busy, aren't we, because there's always something to work on and there will always be something that's in 'work in progress' stage before we get on with the next task.

The above pic is a 'before' photo of my new [second] office. It's still WIP as you can see. Alhamdulillah, Allah Kareem, we all know that even if the whole wide world conspires to block His bounty from reaching us, there's nothing they can do if He wills it for us. Tangible and intangible bounties are an "inside job" of the Magnificent and Munificent Creator. Praise be to Him.

In the bestseller by J. Collins and J. Porras, Built to Last, Sony has been listed as one of 18 organizations which is visionary. A visionary organization is more than successful. Did you know that Sony's first product was a rice cooker which failed to work? When they first started in 1945 they did not have a great idea which they could bank on. Its founder Masaru Ibuka and seven of his first batch of hires sat down to brainstorm on what they should be doing and they even considered selling sweetened bean-paste soup! Then they grew and learned. And eventually left an indelible imprint on the world.     

In the said book, the authors argued about the myth of blue-chip companies 'playing it safe'. I think it applies to individuals too. We should be bold and not afraid of having BHAGs, that is Big Hairy Audacious Goals i.e. things that we think are beyond us - "a BHAG may be daunting and perhaps risky, but the adventure, excitement, and challenge of it grabs people in the gut, gets their juices flowing, and creates immense forward momentum."

Yes, that's what we all need, a forward momentum. Let the critics bark and judge. Let's just do and move forward.

Best wishes,
Feeling loved and blessed 10 to the power of 18.

Exa = 10 to the power of 18
Once again, Brother Amirul has been commissioned 
to do a super large poster.
This time it's for our new office.
Brother Amirul is a medic student who is talented in Kufi and graphics design.
He did a a 6x9 feet Asmaul Husna Kufi for my Penang house.
Always support young talents y'all. 

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