Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Motivational

Jerry is the manager of a restaurant in America He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say.

When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!”

Many of the waiters at his restaurant quit their jobs when he changed jobs, so they could follow him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was always there, telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him, “I don’t get it! No one can be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?”

Jerry replied, “Each morning I wake up and say to myself, I have two choices today I can choose to be in a good mood or I can choose to be in a bad mood. I always choose to be in a good mood Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I always choose to learn from it Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I always choose the positive side of life.” ”

But it’s not always that easy,” I protested.

“Yes, it is,” Jerry said “Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. It’s your choice how you live your life.”


Why I choose geotechnique?

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Motivational

Dear pak Gouw,

Saya punya pertanyaan pribadi pak. sebagai seorang Insinyur Sipil apa alasan Bapak memilih geoteknik sebagai spesialisasi? dan bagaimana kans kedepan bagi seorang geotekers..? Terima kasih




Why I choose Geotechnique?

Dulu waktu kuliah, saya sebetulnya senang dengan analisa struktur, bahkan sempat buat program plane frame dengan bahasa basic. Saat itu komputer yang ada adalah komputer dengan memory cuma 16-64kilobyte.


Andai kutahu apa yang akan terjadi esok

Written by Gouw Tjie Liong, Ir., M.Eng, ChFC, PhD. Posted in Motivational

Ada yang bilang: “Andai kutahu apa yang akan terjadi esok.”, tanpa lanjutan.

Kalau boleh saya lanjutkan, maka lanjutannya kira-kira akan seperti ini:

“maka hari ini, engkau akan stress berat. Karena bila hal yang akan terjadi besok adalah buruk bagimu, maka engkau akan pusing dan takut. Bila hal yang akan terjadi esok adalah hal yang bagus bagimu, maka engkau akan gelisah menunggu sang waktu yang seolah tak kunjung bergerak. Alhasil keduanya akan membuat dirimu STRESS.”

So, it is better we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow.
Let it be! As tomorrow may never comes, or it may never end.
Just live for today, as today is a present.
Do whatever you can and want to do today. Don’t delay!
And most importantly try to enjoy every moment of your life!”

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