November 18th, 2019

Inspiring trust between us

Of late, Malaysians are in need of someone or something that is truthful, trustworthy or genuine.

We should be telling and sharing the truth especially the reality of our Malaysian life.

The people of Malaysia should be told that ‘it’s time for someone to take over the lead, rather than playing the waiting and guessing game’.

Students should admit if they did not really exhibit their own writings or cheated on a test; while educators should admit their flaws id they don’t really teach what is supposed to teach.

The tongue twisting drama, the U-turn statements, has somehow has led to a cynical, skeptical, dispirited work force, as honesty has diminished.

We need to develop positive actions which come from good and wise leaders.

As Gary Feldman said, "An enterprise is the reflection of the leader. A fish doesn't stink from the tail, and a business enterprise would not just be successful or fail from the bottom."

To be a great country, leaders and the people ought to inspire trust.

No one likes to be fooled, making, spreading and telling lies seems normal issues in our workplace and the medias.

Truth is fundamental, and we must be brutally trustworthy with own self.

Many of our leaders (especially politicians) failed to admit and overcome their mistakes.

Many don’t own up and deal with it. Denying the facts thrown and using others to get away with the hassle may suit most for.

Many seem good being ‘actors’ or ‘pretenders of the universe’. Statements made in the news or media do not represent the reality because you're afraid to exhibit that you too make mistakes.

Many pretend to look strong (but the face shows) and that you lie. What you forget about is that no one will follow you until they know who you in reality are.

Every now and then, new and excessive rules, policies and approaches had been made which breed mistrust in an organization.

Showing the need to be in control shows you no longer trust anyone.

Excessive rules educate others to play the sport of how little work they can do and get away with it. You do not believe them, so why must they work hard?

Now, go see yourself in the mirror and ask yourself of how many goods had you done this week or how many times have you lied.

No such things as white lies count. So does the spin control, being tactful, being realistic, and telling them only what they need to know.

Good leaders who inspire the souls of others do not treat fact telling lightly.

They recognize believe is less difficult to lose than to rebuild.

They build incredible relationships based on honesty, which in turn builds inspired organizations.

We are in need of someone or something that is truthful, trustworthy or genuine.

Azizi Ahmad Mingguan Amanah English Edisi 177 17 - 23 November 2019

Difficult to bring pen to paper

In Malaysia, though said that it is difficult to bring pen to paper it is not a thing that’s matter.

Many would just write and say ‘we just don’t have enough time’ as many of our time are on thinking other matters.

Sad to say and maybe the truth is, even newspaper and media just care about writing on politics and issues highlighted are on ‘making other bad and suffer’. 

Many unnecessary issues are stressed for people to read.

Another main issue maybe that the ‘reading materials’ are quite expensive and people don’t have enough money to buy reading materials.

Just look at the cheapest reading material like the newspapers, even the cheapest news media or a weekly tablet may need sponsorship to be placed in the library.

Most likely now, people do read but it’s better through the handheld device on the internet.

During my younger days, I would be in the library in my hometown or the college library for there is where free, cheap and available reading materials can easily be found.

The best way to learn what to read is by reading everything you can get your hands on.

You'll gradually learn what you enjoy reading, and you'll start to make connections between books and connect those books to your own life.

People write to share their feelings, organize thoughts in their mind, educate, inform, entertain or some for relaxation.

I always asked my students, friends and colleagues to write but they will always say ‘they are busy’.

Even my colleagues will tell me ‘got to mark assignments, papers and etc.’ and some will just take-off when I mentioned about writing.

Well for once, I don’t think we write with hopes getting the ideas and thoughts we have in our head published and in front of millions of readers.

You might get discouraged and frustrated if your goal for writing is to get published.

Your writing will lack the passion that goes into it when you enjoy what you do.

There's no doubt you'll hear several people say, "I've always wanted to write, but I've never gotten around to doing it."

You might also hear, "I have several ideas for stories, but I guess I need to find someone to write them for me. I'm not a writer, so maybe you can."

One reason people who enjoy the idea of writing don't write, is that they think they won't be good enough.

The number one reason to write is enjoyment.

People don’t write because they don’t think they have good enough ideas.

They want to write, but they don’t know what to write.

There's nothing you can't write, and write fairly well.

All it takes is learning the tools and methods, then practicing by writing as much as possible.

The media should be compensating writings published by writers too, after what was published will be read by friends and colleagues.

It’s not difficult to make books and literature a part of your life, you just have to start and give a little at a time.

Azizi Ahmad Bebas News Columnist 18 November 2019