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Are You

Ready to

CHANGE?
Published by the Counseling and Development Unit, SSSD Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Editor’s Note
Coming into the 5th edition of The Inspirer, we felt that it was the perfect time to take up the theme “Change” for this edition. In the past four editions of the magazine, we’ve talked about ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE and what it takes to achieve it; we also questioned UTP students are we truly WELL ROUNDED? Moving on we shared methods how to MANAGE YOURSELF and in the last edition we imagined of UTP students being the FUTURE LEADERS of the engineering and technology industry. All of our previous edition prepared and paved the way for this particular publication of the magazine. This time around the magazine has come up with the theme CHANGE. Why change? A quote that rightfully explains this theme is said best by Aldous Huzley, a prominent English writer. He said “There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.” As UTP students being at an age where we are at the prime of our youth, change is all around us. With each passing semester, we change classes, lecturers, our academic timetable and the list goes on. Yes, change to our surroundings is inevitable. The question now is what about the internal change within us? Have we progressed? Regressed? Or remained static? In terms of our maturity, character performance and way of thinking, has it truly changed? People usually want to see change for the better in other people, in their surroundings, in short in their daily lives. Significant changes that could only be beneficial for us, yet most of us fail to see that to change our surroundings or even other people, we must change ourselves first. The first step starts from YOU. Lets’ shift our paradigm and change our academic performance for the better, change towards fulfilling that well roundedness idea of a student and change for a better management of ourselves. ‘Change yourself first, the rest of the world will follow suit’ are the insightful words by a well known Muslim figure Imam Hassan Al-Banna. With that, we hope our readers would enjoy this edition of the Inspirer and be inspired to change.

Nawal

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Exclusive Interview

For the exclusive interview column for this edition, we at the editorial board had a clear vision who we would want to interview. He recently joined UTP in the Management and Humanities Department; quite a buzz had already surrounded him since he became a part of the university. Having a background in Mass Communication, Political science and History, it seemed only right that he be the right person to talk about the theme Change. A brief background of this outstanding personality is his first academic appointment was as a lecturer at the School of Mass Communication in September of 1986. At that time, he had just came back with a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, both from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He was there for three years from 1983, where he first studied at the College of Liberal Arts, and than the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the U of M. He obtained his PhD in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Malaya in 2001 His academic and research interests include Malay Media Studies, Media History, Postcolonial Studies, Colonial Knowledge and Malay history of Penang/Kedah/Sumatra. He has published 9 books and monographs, numerous journal articles and book chapters on those a r e a s. He is a l so a referee/contributor to such journals as the Asiapacific Media Educator, Current Sociology, Forum Komunikasi, International Sociology. Journal of the Malaysian Branch Royal Asiatic Society , Jurnal Komunikasi, Melayu: Jurnal Antarabangsa Dunia Melayu, and Southeast Asian Journal of Social Sciences. He is also on the editorial board of Analisis Sejarah (Department of History, Universitas Andalas), Forum Komunikasi (Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA UiTM) and the International Journal of Communication and Media (College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia). He is also an external assessor for graduate theses and promotions for professorships and associate professorships.

TI: What prompted this choice of change for you (from being a lecturer in UiTM to UTP)? PMM: There is always the push and pull factors. There are times when one has to move in order to improve on self. That is the risk and it takes a lot of energy. There is no specific reason why UTP; but certainly, the humanities and social sciences are central in any university. No university in the world can afford to grow and enrich its intellectual landscape without the humanities. And the humanities certainly has much potential here. TI: What does change mean to you? PMM: We have to be the change that we want to be. If we want things to transform, we first have to transform ourselves. Change has two faces - the world has existed without an iota of change, and the other, the world keeps on changing ad infinitum. In this sense, we have to understand our world and comprehend history. People who are ignorant of history tend to repeat the past. You can say things do not change if one is ignorant of history, because they repeat what had happened (or had not happened). The same things happen over and over again. But if we have insights into the past, we would not repeat what had happened, especially the follies and foibles of those who lived before us. But change should not be for its own sake. Sociologically, change must not be Darwinistic. We live in a secular world which has gone through the many phases of change in what can be described as the desacralization of politics, the disenchantment of nature and the deconsecration of values. Change may also be looked upon as a devolution. We have moved away from the centre, the source of life and things.

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Exclusive Interview
At the same time, we are constantly reminded to go back, to TI: Talking on a smaller scale, what is your opinion of UTP students devolve to the source, the sacred and transcendent. That is also about change? change. The sage, Jalaluddin Rumi once shared with us that every man yearns to return to his Source. PMM: I am not sure what you mean by the question. But I trust that you would not waste your talent and the opportunity to learn, unlearn TI: Can you share with us, meaningful changes in life that you and relearn in context. And I emphasise in context because we cannot yourself experienced and how it affected you? view things in isolation as if we are the center of the world. The world also changes. PMM: Every moment is a meaningful change. For TI: Who among the historical anything meaningful for us, we figures in your opinion that has cannot separate professional and Every moment is a meaningful change. managed to bring change to the personal life. We are not 'political' society and managed to change the For anything meaningful for us, or 'economic' animals as assumed course of history and why? by the Western intellectual we cannot separate professional tradition. We have souls, values PMM: Many. It would take a long and emotions. It is not just the list and so I shall not name any. But and personal life. Cartesian Rationality that governs the course of history are our every thought and action. We determined by God, not man. But if have to see episodes in our life as we look at history as a secular existing in a web of permanence and change working at the same process, than, man is responsible for what he has done. History is not a time with us determining our fate and at the same time being linear process. History is cyclical and circular. So, no one man has determined. For every episode in our life that we have passed managed to change the course of history, even the prophets. through, it is only half of what we think we know to be true or of believing that we have taken the correct action. Because that TI: What changes would you like to see in UTP? 'correct action' that we have conceived, may just turn out to be an error in our future life. We do not know until the next episode and PMM: UTP can focus on engineering and technology, and the many episodes to come to arrive at a conclusion that the maintain its vision and mission; but no transformation can take place if change that we have perceived to be correct has indeed taken the humanities and social sciences are not integral to university us on the right path. We may never know. But what we should education and not part of the intellectual production process. internalize is the experience of experiencing life. Experience alone Engineering and technology owes itself to philosophy. is not enough, for the experience and knowledge that we have acquired may be distrusted. TI: What does UTP need for it to have a change for the better? TI: Focusing on your background of social sciences, what PMM: Time, people and wisdom. significant changes that you can see taking place in the society? PMM: If you mean our society, there are many. But all these changes are not necessarily changes as conventionally understood. Generally, people may see change as being associated with the positive - people say change for the better; and in the modern world, change must be a good thing. But not so. One example of change (or it illusion) is induced by technology; and the defining technology in the modern world, to our society is the information communication technologies (ICT) - simply the technology that we use to communicate in all its ramifications - the new media in the computer or the cell phone. A common assumption in this case is that the Internet - a manifestation of the technology is critical to bring change in society. We assume that society opens up, rural schools without the internet are assumed to be backward, would become liberal with the Net. But since the Net has been around, we see both liberalism and parochialism travelling around the world, penetrating our cultures and worldviews, and impinging upon our norms and values. The Internet has brought about some of the worst forms of extremism, primitivism and fascism. Is that change? yes and no. But I am sad to note that we still do not comprehend the meaning of technology as it impinges upon our cultural and political life, and our sacred worldviews. We still think technology as a thing, material in form. We rarely think of technology as spirit - that 'animus' inducing its own course of action.

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Aspiration

In my second semester of my foundation studies, I b e ca m e th e co m mi tt ee m e mb er of “Kem Penghayatan Islam” which was the first University’s event that I joined. What I want to share here is this event had opened my eyes and mind that urul Ain binti R.Asman is the name that was given to our life is not just about getting good results or me by my father when I was born. Born in Pekan, Pahang, I socializing with friends but there is more to life than am the eldest in an abstemious family. Currently, I am that. taking Chemical Engineering in my first year second semester. Since then, my involvement in such activities has

How UTP Changed Me

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Nur Syafiqah were there to help me. They are the ones who have guided and provided me with all the support and assistance to get me back on track.

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For me, being able to study in this University is the best gift that I have received from God since I have never imagined that I will get the opportunity to further my studies here. My parents never push me into doing something. They have instilled in me that I have to make my own decisions. Again, I am very grateful to God that I am here in UTP continuing my studies. During my foundation year, life was very challenging as I needed to adapt to the University life. I faced difficulties in managing my time and also understanding all the subjects. Once again I am grateful to the Most Merciful as He did not let me fend for my own. Two of my schoolmates, Nurul Hamizah and

been more active and I began to change my way of thinking, appearance and also realized how important my contribution as a student towards my family and the society. Activities such as HELWI (Hal Ehwal Siswi), Ramadhan Discovery 2009, Ladies Valency 2009, facilitator for Minggu Aluan Siswa (MAS) were among the events that I participated.

As a human being we will never be perfect but that does not hinder us from trying our very best to improve ourselves.

Now, I have found the true enjoyment in life. Being actively involved in various self development events has taught me a lot of things. It is part of our life to face some difficulties, tiredness at certain times but all this will make my life more meaningful. As a human being we will never be perfect but that does not hinder us from trying our very best to improve ourselves.

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The Observer

He changed me and others too. His name is Fikri. He is 176cm tall with a broad chest, a solid built of a rugby player. He has fair skin, straight hair and a face full of smiles. Friendly, intelligent and talented. Yet only a few knew the tragedy that changed him. It was about midnight that day, when we were in our dormitory after just finishing our prep class. Tomorrow, the new prefect line up will be announced. Fikri is one of the candidates who has the potential to become the next head boy and yet he looked calm and sober, while everybody else seemed anxious. I sat next to him in the middle of the room and told him that he is going to be head boy, so be prepared. He sighed and strangely remained quiet. I was surprised, unable to think of what else to say. Suddenly, he spoke, “I fear people’s expectation of me is too great. I fear that I might not fulfil my duty once appointed.” “Of course you can. Everybody believes you can. You should believe in yourself too. As friends, we will support you. In fact the whole school is betting on you” I replied, trying to clear his worries. “You know, I am thinking of what my late parents would expect of me if they are still alive. At moments like this, one really needs parental advice you know and I can’t get one.” he said. I was speechless. All my sympathy and compassion exploded deep down in my heart. I felt sorry for him for his lost. All I knew until now was he had lost them in a car accident but never the details as no one dared to ask; afraid of hurting his feelings. Now, he himself willingly telling I cannot help much, I thought, but at least I can be an attentive listener. Word by word, he told me the sad story of the day his parents and little sister died. ....................................................................................... It was on a lovely morning. Fikri was packing his jerseys, sport shoes and towel. The district level volleyball competition is waiting. At the dining table, his father and mother, both teachers, wished him good luck and all the best while they were having breakfast together. He is the second in the family, and his brother was in a residential school at that time. He

has two little sisters. One had already departed for school and the youngest, with her beautiful smile was sitting beside him enjoying her breakfast. This was their last breakfast together. While walking to his coach’s van, waiting outside the front gate, a feeling of an unknown origin grabbed his gut. “Don’t leave” a voice whispered. He felt something bad might happen but didn’t know what it was. He quickly shrugged off the sensation, turned to the door and saw his mother and little sister waving to him. He felt more comfortable and waved back. He was determined to win today’s competition; so he thought. ....................................................................................................... Half an hour later he was in the court spiking his way to victory. Nothing in the court could stop his fast ball. Known for ‘The Killer Spike’, Fikri can spike the ball at sharp angles, leaving opponents with opened mouth as the ball hits the ground. Winning seemed not so far away but the horrifying news of his family’s death shattered everything. He was called out by his coach, and he whispered something to him. He was stunned and nearly fainted. The world seemed to be at an end to him. He felt all his organs were being pulled out. His heart was being scrubbed with nails and the pain was unbearable. He just wanted to die and die quickly. He was lost, not knowing what to do. The coach grabbed him, telling him to be patient. He lost his family in a car accident. Tears broke at the police station when he was asked to identify his parents and little sister. Since he is old enough and the only remaining member left in close proximity, he dragged his heavy feet into the police station. He moaned even harder when he saw their bodies. The remains were shredded, their faces blacken by dried blood; they were wounded badly to the point of beyond recognition.

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The Observer
From that moment, he changed. His character turned upside down. He skipped school, joined a “Grunch” group, smoke; he was in a deep lost; lost of love, company and care. The tragedy affected his emotion, judgement, and personality. He became hot tempered, abusive, and vicious. His brother, who came back from his residential school a few days later, can hardly control Fikri anymore. Their granny, the legal guardian now, tried to calm him down but everything failed. “I got through. 5A’s. Perhaps for anyone else, the She decided to transfer him to another school. Perhaps Fikri was so disturbed by being at the school his late parents once taught, that moving to another school might ease his load of past nostalgia. In two months time, he is going to face the UPSR examinations, the most important national examination for primary school students, and she feared he would not be able to face it. “And now I believe if my parents are still alive, they .............................................................................................. “At that time, many relatives came, to put up my spirit again. I dismissed them. But, there was this teacher from my new school who came and offered to teach me as the exam was getting closer. I was reluctant initially, but somehow I could see that he was really worried about me. I saw it from his eyes.” continued Fikri. “Take care of your parents, buddy, while they are still “So I went to his house for one hour every night, trying to regain control of myself and my studies. If my parents were still alive, he said, they would want me to carry on too and do the best in my life. Two month is enough if I work hard. The important thing is to forget the past and move on which, I did.” .............................................................................................. Fikri slowly recovered from his depression with the help of the teacher, his brother and granny. He decided not to cry anymore and let the death of his parent and little sister to be the last thing he wept for. He wanted to prove to everyone else and most importantly to himself that he can succeed in UPSR. From one hour, now he took two hours studying at the teacher’s house and added two I smiled. around. You are going to miss them. Do whatever you can to make them happy now and even after they are gone. The love of our parents affect us even after they have died. That was what changed me; the love of my parents. Their desire to see me becoming a successful man is the thing I carry until now. So should you.” he said. I was about to cry when he said, “Now, thanks for helping me find the content of my speech. Parental love and success” “I’m sure they are” I added. will be proud of me too. I can feel it because their love for me was very great. There were times when I missed them so much, I told myself to work hard and achieve success, as they are smiling for everything that I did. They missed me too.” success means going to a good secondary school, but for me, I was a symbol of reborn. To be able to surpass the sadness and surface again is the true satisfaction for me and the result is the vital point of that. I was being reborn again; to accept the fact and use it as motivation instead of destruction” he said. .................................................................................. hours more for personal revision in the evening. It was hard indeed; to forget the tragedy while remaking his life. He was just 12 while undergoing this difficult time. But through sheer determination and realization, step by step he emerged from the slump he had been for a month and built up new hopes.

“I was being reborn again; to accept the fact and use it as motivation instead of destruction” he said.

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Reflection

What

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Lessons: We will not change as long as we are not threatened with danger or maybe extinction. There will be no fix resolution until the danger is in front of our very eyes. A quote from Sun Tzu, “Myriad single minded men cannot be defeated, let alone desperadoes several time that number”. A resolute change and adjustment will happen only when the situation became desperate. If there’s no danger, there’s no change. Take lesson from the story of a frog inside a pot. First, the frog jumps into a pot with a fire below it. Initially, the water is cool. The frog ignores it. Then the water becomes warmer. The frog feels more comfortable. After that, the water reaches a high temperature. The frog feels the heat and pain but he cannot jump out of the pot since he had no energy after he felt too comfortable. In the end, the frog dies. Let us learn from these. Do not be an ignorant person. When desperate time comes, we are not prepared and helpless. Lastly, we are defeated. In the real life, we should monitor ourselves. Are we becoming better each day or we are spiralling downwards. Spend some time each day to recap and evaluate ourselves. By doing this, we will be aware of what actually happens to us. Only then we can make adjustments and changes to improve ourselves.

A thought crosses my mind to share some experience from the Convofair Family Day nearly two months ago. On our way to Gunung Jerai, we had watched a movie entitled ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ starring Keanu Keeves. The film is about an alien in the form of a human (Keanu Reeves), who was sent to earth. At first, the alien’s mission is to save all the creatures of the earth except mankind itself. The rescued creatures would be transported from earth via the aliens space crafts. One of the characters in the movie asked the alien why he wanted to save all other life forms but not human beings. The answer is “because human being caused the self destruction of earth in the first place”. According to the alien’s theory ‘if earth is destroyed, then mankind perish. However, if mankind is destroyed, then the earth will be preserved’. After that, the people started to convince the alien to give mankind the chance to live. So, they met a Nobel Prize winner saying that each civilisation in the world has their own critical era, at that particular time, if the people in the civilisation did not change themselves, the civilisation will fall. On the other hand, if the people do change themselves, they all will be safe. Thus, according to the Nobel Prize winner, this is the critical era of mankind. Mankind still capable to change, it is not acceptable for the alien to steal the chance for change from them. When the alien was asked about how their civilisation can survive until now, he answered that they did realise and change themselves when their sun is about to ruin. The conversation stopped there because the military arrived. To shorten the story, the boy treated the alien badly. However the boy changed his perception of the alien after he was saved from drowning in a river. The alien also watched an incident where a mother sacrificed herself to save her child. These had changed the perception of the alien which later helped the human being from being destroyed.

In the real life, the thing we have to monitor are: academic performance our expenses relationship with others most important, our Iman and Taqwa of the day.

Muhamad Bin Hasan Azhari Foundation 2nd Semester Student - ME Inspired by: Muhammad Bin Abdulhadi

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Highlights
Learn from others The changes that we experience may also happen on other person. So, to know how to cope with that particular situation, ask the person that had went through that situation. For example, you are elected as the president of SRCUTP, then, ask the former president to get a review and preference of how to deal with the post. The same goes when you get into a new semester, you should ask the seniors of how to manage that semester. Anticipate changes Since we already know and believe that changes do happens, the next step is to anticipate them so we can be prepared. When do changes most likely to occur? Most probably, the changes occur at the start of new semester, after joining a club or when getting a post in an organization. List down a few occasions that may lead to changes in your life so you may alert about changes. Enjoy changes Accept changes. Firstly, accept that the world is forever changing. The change happened and will always happen from time to time. Accepting this fact will help us to deal with it later. The first thing… just accept it. Be flexible Sometimes the change that happened requires us to make some adjustments to ourselves such as letting go old beliefs, making new goals and practicing new style. Embrace the changes by being flexible. This is the way to adapt to changes quickly. As long as the adjustments do not leads to bad things, just go on with them. Moreover, dealing with changes means to change ourselves in order to adapt to changes. Since changes will happen whether we like it or not, why should we torture ourselves by resisting it. See changes as an opportunity for us to improve ourselves. Enjoy the process again and again. Open your mind. Think of all the possible outcomes of the change. Most of them will be good. Even if there’s dark side of it, focus on the bright side. Think positive, because every cloud has silver lining.

The world is always changing. Nothing stays the same. 10 years ago, mobile phones are a luxury, but now, it is a necessity. Before, only rich people can afford to own mobile phones. Contradiction today, even our brothers in primary school have them. Living a campus life, change is inevitable. Every semester is different in some ways. To detect the changes is one thing. To cope with it, is another thing. Have you ever notice that, some of our colleagues always thrive in what they do. These are people that adapt to changes accordingly and successfully. On the other hand, some of us may be unable to deal with changes and might be experiencing culture shock. How can we deal with changes effectively?

„The only thing that remain unchanged is change itself‟

Are You CHANGE Resistant ?
Do you like change? Not sure? Answer the quiz below. Don’t put a lot of thought; just pick the first answer that pops into your mind.

When I think of change, I feel: A) Anxious B) Excited When policies at campus change, I: A) Have a hard time getting into a new routine B) Pick them up quickly and easily When my environment changes, I feel: A) Unsettled B) Free I believe change is: A) Something to avoid B) Inevitable

I think people who force me to change: A) Make life difficult B) Keep me on my toes When there is new student in class, I feel: A) Worried about the team dynamic B) Happy to have a fresh perspective Change is another word for: A) Disaster B) New I believe people can change: A) Nope B) Yep You want to know the result of your Quiz?? Check it at the page 11

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Introspective

Quotes for today
……………………………………… People Don't Change, your soul Does Bradley Volz ………………………………… No one will hear your stand unless you stand; raise your hand and voice out your choice Udezue Chibuzor ……………………………………… Those who see change as a time of opportunity, rather than distress, are those who write history

As it was my first time to travel abroad, I left my country, Egypt, willing to enter a new world where everything is different rather than in my James Ehrman country. I dreamt of mixing with new people, learn about different cultures as I have been told that in UTP there are students from more than 35 ………………………………… countries all over the world, and I was very anxious to create new friendships with every nationality in UTP. Change is what makes life lively All these dreams and thoughts vaporized during my first week in Malaysia. As we were all new students introduced to the university life, everyone seemed to be shy and not willing to help much and that made it very difficult on us as foreigners since we are strangers and seem not to know anyone around. After one month, the situation became worse by discovering that people in this university are divided into groups, and each group is enclosed to their members only, meaning the South Africans for example hang around only with South Africans and so on. Getting to know people around me, mixing more with them in the activities and group work removed all those misconceptions taken during my first days in Malaysia. Getting to mix around with my colleagues and knowing them better, besides playing sports and participating in a lot of activities substituted my feelings as a foreigner and killed the problem of homesickness. All this of course was besides taking good care of my studies and practicing my religion. There is no doubt that an international student will always feel that they are not in their country except when the people who are around them gave the warm feelings that would sweep all these cold feelings of being a stranger, and I managed to do that after three years of discovering friends that encourage me with enough energy to continue my studies and achieve my goals. In other words I have managed to adapt to change, in fact I have changed. Soumi Sarkar

........................................................ Change is the one thing that makes you better, its funny how things could change but still stay the same. So change for the best and get better for the worst Dyquan Caldwell

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Quickies

Growing is a continuous process which happens as long as you live. Experiences in life teach you to grow to a better person. Yet, this will only happen if you are able to change. You can’t grow if you stay at the same position. You need to change in order to grow. In fact, changing is also a continuous process which will never end. The moment you stop changing, you are actually stop growing . After all, life without any form of changes would be monotonous right?
Stop, Think and Reflect. Have you ever thought that you are letting your life to take action each and everyday? And you just go with the flow? If you are too busy, this will happen. Have a pause in life and reflect on every action you have taken. Slow

down, give some time for you to think and open the door for you to change.

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Don’t Give Excuses. Excuses are limiting believes which are one of the biggest factors that hinder you from changing. Identify, write them on papers and handle them effectively. By doing this, you can see clearly the attitudes that has been stopping you from changing.

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Replace your limiting believes with encouraging believes in order to be more positive.

Have the Right Target. Set your target and ensure that it is something that you are able to achieve. Otherwise, you will be easily discouraged when things don’t go as expected.

Mentor as an Inspiration. Having a mentor will help you to go through your changes smoothly. You

Remember that change takes time, especially if you want the change to last.
Setting the right target helps you to be persistent in difficult times. Maintain the Pace. The beginning is always the hardest. Once you gone through it, things will get easier. The only step you need to take is to maintain the pace. It is like pushing a car where a large force is needed to move the car. But once it is moving, small amount of force would do. Be in your pace. You can’t go

can skip the hardship as you have your mentor to seek for advice and warn you on possible traps along your path. You will also save a lot of
time by having a mentor. Find a good mentor whom can fit and relate to your situation. At the same time, be a serious mentee who is eager to learn and ready to change. This will make your mentor’s job easier.

slower but you sure can go faster.

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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From Quiz “Are You CHANGE Resistant ?” Add up your answer… and let’s see if you are a change resistor?

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