Kaizen and Peribahasa Melayu (Malay Proverb)

I mentioned about Kaizen in my previous post, of which Kaizen is the Japanese method for transforming habits one small step at a time.  Through the Kaizen concept, Japanese are encouraged to formulate their own goals and work towards achieving the goals at their own pace.  Mr Masaaki Imai states that

‘The Kaizen philosophy assumes that our way of life – be it our working life, our social life, or our home life – deserves to be constantly improved’.

Imai, Misaaki. (1986).  KAIZEN: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success.  New York:  McGraw Hill: 3.

I would like to relate this concept of Kaizen to a Malay proverb, which is belakang parang kalau diasah pasti akan tajam, which means  even the back of a machete can be sharp if we keep on sharpen it.  Like Kaizen, the  message of the proverb is we can achieve our goal, no matter how impossible we think it is,  if we work on it bit by bit.

Kaizen

Just bought a new book entitled Kaizen.  Kaizen is the Japanese method for transforming habits one small step at a time.  I have not read the book and it is still nicely wrapped.  But what intrigues me is that a colleague from Academy of Islamic Civilisation, UTM wrote a beautiful quote on his FB wall which has a similar meaning .  The quote is

Hidup jangan berlari

Cukuplan kita berjalan

kerana hidup ini bukan perlarian

tapi hidup ini adalah perjalanan

(Credit to PM Dr Ajmain Safar)

The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

Stephen Covey

This quote is good to hold on whenever we have a lot of things to do simultaneously.  Most academicians now live by the day and it is crucai for them to practise multitasking.  To keep on living, we get things done based on priorities and our priorities are based on deadlines.

 

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Anyone can become angry – that is easy.  But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not easy.

Aristotle

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Meninggalkan khazanah untuk dibaca adalah harta

– A Samad Said, 14 Disember 2019.

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Falling down is an accident,

Staying down is a choice

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Be selective in your battles,

Sometimes peace is better than being right

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Rupanya banyak peribahasa Melayu tentang katak:
1. Katak di bawah tempurung – biasa dengarkan – orang yg sedikit pengetahuannya
2. Katak ditimpa kemarau – keluh kesah tanpa keruan
3. Laksana katak dihurung ular – lari bercempera ketakutan
4. Seperti katak, sedikit hujan banyak main – suka memperbesarkan perkara kecil
5. Takkan katak beranakkan ular – orang pengecut takkan jadi berani
6. Alim bagai katak di tepi air – orang berilmu tp dia sendiri tidak mendapat faedah drp ilmunya
7. Katak hendak menjadi lembu – meniru gaya orang berada/besar
8. Terkilap-kilap bagai katak disemburi – orang yg diam sahaja dalam suatu perbincangan
9. Tidak akan licin katak puru, jika sentiasa hujan sekali pun – orang yg hodoh takkan cantik walaupun memakai perhiasan

10. Bagaimana hari tak hujan, katak betung dlm telaga berteriak selalu – orang yg selalu ke rumah seseorang dengan tidak beretika dan dgn maksud tersembunyi akan menimbulkan syak wasangka

11. Mati katak – mati yang sia-sia, hahahah ini memang win!!!

 

Nombor 10 tu macam complicated sikit nak faham. Sesiapa ada lagi peribahasa tentang katak yg boleh dikongsikan.

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Peribahasa Melayu mengenai perangai atau jenis manusia:
1. Diam-diam ubi berisi
2. Ayam telur sebiji riuh sekampung
3. Ikut resmi padi, makin berisi makin tunduk
4. Seperti lalang ditiup angin
5. Kepala batu
6. Gunting dalam lipatan
7. Baling batu sembunyi tangan
8. Mulut tempayan

9.  Ular dua kepala

10. Talam dua muka

11. Buaya darat

12. Hati kering

13. Sebagai Lilin membakar diri sendiri untuk menerangi orang lain

Dan banyak lagi. Ini menunjukkan sifat manusia berbagai-bagai.

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“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

Selfish leaders will destroy the whole organisation/country since they are  blinded by their self interests.

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