Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you live forever.
– Mahatma Gandhi
You may recall my earlier post about Blog English Club (BEC) earlier this year which in the post I (well along with Nita and Mas Ryan) challenge you to post your word for 2015. I (well of course) join the challenge. What is your word for 2015 is challenge for this week and there will be different topics for the next weeks. Feel free to join the challenge if you feel that the topic suits you. 🙂
So If i were asked to choose one word to describe 2015 it will be LEARN!
After so many things happened last year, there was a period of time that I felt very comfortable and didn’t get any urge to do anything different. A super comfort zone area. Only for a month or two I was like just totally let everything just the way it was. Luckily I realized that I wouldn’t go anywhere, nowhere near condition I dreamed of earlier in 2014. I started to change and made little changes here and there.
I started to change and realized that there were so many things I could and needed to do and closed last year (in blogging part of my life) with a 31 days writing challenge and turned out it was one of the best decision I made. BEC was then formed thanks to Nita’s challenge and Mas Ryan’s terrific idea. Here I am now, posting the first challenge of BEC.
I choose learn to be my grand theme for the year since there are so many things I want to know and to improve. About life in general, relationship, parenting, work and blogging. I’m curious enough to find out what will happen if I do or don’t do things. I see so many room for improvement in my life if only I’m willing to learn to do certain things.
For instance, in terms of interaction with others, I’m the type of person that a bit cynical and question other’s motive. This of course taken its toll on me as I’m unable to connect with people easily despite my work background as a relationship manager. Thus I want to learn to minimize (since I can’t say eliminate) my prejudice. It’s hard by I’m working on it and this pays me well. I just met a (apparently) senior Blogger that happens to be handling a big corporate accounts. He invited me over and we had a nice chit chat yesterday. Out of nowhere he just handed out vouchers to dine in a relatively expensive Japanese restaurant and without any obligation to do anything. The most important thing is that I get to know him.
That is for one thing. Hopefully with the spirit of learning I can improve many areas of my life. So I’m thrilled and can’t wait to learn what this year has to offer. Hopefully by the end of this year I can be a richer person inside. I can get some new knowledge that I can share that will help myself and hopefully others. So this year I will open my eyes, ears and my mind to learn as much as God let me.
That’s my word for 2015 and I’m sure that yours just as exciting as mine. Would you mind to share and join the challenge?
PS: Topic challenge for next week will be what is your best book you read last year? (since there’s a request to change the topic, the challenge may change to new topic agreed by the members).
I really love that Gandhi’s quote.
Learn as long as you live.
Yep mas me too. In my religion it’s also apply for good deeds. 🙂
Dani, may I put my URL link BEC here? Or, in your previous post? Please advise. Thanks in advance, bro 🙂
No need Mba. You already pink back my previous post. That would be sufficient. 🙂
tak woco kalem-kalem sek yo mbah… agak odong mbaca tulisan english :p
Halah-halah Mbah njenengan iki Isooooo wae..
learn is my word too, because act without learn is bullshit.
you should ask me make new post with title english friday 🙁
now i’m so nervous…
Nah it’s OK Fer. I already commented on your post right? Take it easy and relax! Thanks a lot ya Fer.
I read this post slowly. Try to understand. And I found that my English is too bad.
Lets join the challenge Mba Nanik! We all here to learn. 😀
Thanks Lim (how should I call you?)
Itu udh bener. Lim haha
Lebih enak manggilnya Mau deh.
Mau dibawa kemana? Macam lagu aja bang
Mau kanan boleh. Mau kiri boleh. Mau Jakarta juga boleh.
pas kan? hahaha
Salam ya Mau. 😛
Salm sama siapa
Sama Mau. hahaha
Personal development is a life-long motto for me. It requires a lot of hard work but very fulfilling. Let’s learn together Dan! Thank you for always sharing your knowledge with me *hugs*
Aaaaakk. Let’s Mba Rie! I thank you for sharing your knowledge! *hugs*
niatnya mau buat. judulnya perbaikan. cuma belum PD 😀
perbaikan aja masih bingung bahasa inggrisnya apa 🙁
Ayuk bikin Bang Rifki! 🙂
Ayo mas Jampang… bikin.
Wah kalo gw karena setiap hari udah harus ngomong dan nulis Inggris jd ngeblog malah maunya nulis bhs Indo yg nyaman buat gw. Haha
Iya Ko. Sangat memahaminya. Ini semangat belajar karena kami ga sehari-hari pakai. 🙂
Say yes to long-life learning! 🙂
Although not the word that I have chosen, I want to be an active learner (especially in professional and personal development) in this year.
That is great Ami. I also want to be one active and lifetime learner myself. 🙂
Learn! Great word! And that word suits to describe life not only for a year. Arep komen opo toh aku ki =,= Anw, nice project!
Aaaaaww!!! Thank you so much Una. Mind to join? 🙂
Wow, sure but I’m afraid I cannot post English post routinely every week =,= so what should I do to join?
Just post the challenge whenever it suits you una. 🙂
Arep komen opo yoooo….pokokmen aku ikutan Learn basa Inggris disini..biar gak ketinggalan kereta…
Ayo mba… ikutan BEC juga yuk…
Mbakyu, ikutan challengenya ama ikutan groupnya yuk! 😀
Learn! A good word to start 2015 🙂 BTW I am also learning from this blog, mas Dani… Stumbled upon your financial articles hehehe… love it!
Aaak, thank you. I have a plan to write more about it every monday so that it will be Money Monday 😀 Wish me have the push to do so 😀
It is a very brilliant idea Dan.., I think I should join too, I don’t have many opportunities to speak or write in English, let’s see if my post will be published or just stay in the draft
then I should send links to the 3 of you?
Just link bank to my bec post that i also linked back here mba. It will be sufficient and many thanks for joining. 🙂
Aaaa.. That’s true, Bang Dan! Without learning, we are nothing. *halah* *ngga tau lagi mau komen apa* *wkwkwk* 😛
So true Beb, Many thanks! 😀
Wawww…. where that japanesse restauran Dan..? Hihihi
Hahaha. Near where I live.. 😀
I will learn english more!
You know because BEC, I use english to chat with my husband and best friend hahahha.
Someday, I will join. I’m still shy and afraid 🙁
Wow Super! Thank you Mba Pipit! 🙂
Cradle to grave strategy. Never stop learning, Mas Dan! *high five*
Aaw thanks Miwwa! High five!
Learning is fun although sometimes painful… But I know you can do it mas Dani, you can do it for your family 🙂
I salute you for being an inspiring person to others…
Keep learning till the end!!!!
Lets learn together! So many-many-many thanks San! 🙂
Now, by information technology development, it’s easier for us to learn what we want to know and achieve for
Yes Pak. Indeed. 🙂
“Lie as if you were to die tomorrow” >> Lie? Is that a typo? 😀
Hoping you will find this year as the best of the many moments in your life 🙂
Ah thank you Mba Anggun! Typo definitely. Baru dapet kesempatan buka dari laptop.
Great idea pak Dani, jempol 🙂
Many Thanks Mba Della 🙂
This is an important word too this year. Oh My! I’ve blog-walked some blogs of BEC members and suddenly their words become mine. Hahahaha xD
Me too Mia. Hahahaha. So many important things right this year? XD
i have to learn english more …hehehe because i’m not confidence
Do you want to join the challenge?
Mas Dan!! Aku lg suka nge like.. Izinkanlah aku menabur bintang di blogmu.. haha :p
Pleaaasee. Be my guest! 😀
Kyknya seru nih si BEC, tp aku lg moody nih 😀 coba deh tar baca lg apa itu BEC, sapa tau jd pengen ikutan
Horeee! a potential member! 😀
Thank you. 😀
Learn because there are many things you want to improve and know. Good job Dani.
I found a minor grammar mistake here I just met a (apparently) senior Blogger that happens to be handling a big corporate accounts. .
You should write I just met a (apparently) senior Blogger WHO happens to be handling a big corporate accounts.. The connecting word is who instead of that, because the blogger is a person. Furthermore the post is impeccable!
Aha!. Many-many-many thanks Mba Yo!. I see. I’m so used to it, using that whenever I want to explain something. Will remember it and try not to make the very same mistake agaian. 🙂
Big Aamiin for your grand theme mas Dani! salam kenal yaa, just recently joined the BEC euy 🙂
Just realized tht I took the same word for this ef 😐 couldnt say anything else 😐
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