Friday, September 22, 2017
Common characteristic of successful people : Self-discipline.
Our success and happiness is determined by the amount of self-discipline we have.
No substitute of self-discipline. Intelligence, knowledge and skills are not enough.
SET A GOAL
Harvard MBA studies - 3% who had written goals earned on average 10 times as much as the other 97% of the class combined.
Write down your goals by using the SMART (specific, measureable, achieable, relevant and time-bound).
Staying focus on what you are doing.
Staying focus is about self-control from distractions and putting complete attention on what you are doing.
The secret of success lies in the code word, FOCUS (Focus One Course Until Successful).
Focusing on one thing intently with intensity can fire up one's performance and achievement.
Holding a mental picture of what success would be like and imagining how it would feel is a powerful mental discipline to motivate oneself to achieve the goal one has set.
Celebrating the 'small success' in the journey of achievement is a good way of reinforcing one's motivation to continue to accomplish 'bigger successes' to come.
Success is indeed a journey and not a destination.
DEVELOP A PASSION
American dancer, Martha Graham said it well: "Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion".
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
- has a high virtue and a noble character
- as time passed amid growth and progress, good qualities diminished while egocentrism prevailed
- hatred and revenge are harmful
- noble character is all-encompassing, portrayed by noble words and behaviour
- one has to articulate visions, mission and values
Source : Anita Md Shariff / NST
Biogas is a gaseous fuel high in calorific value (CV), 20MJ/m3. Its energy potential is huge although not as good as natural gas (38MJ/m3) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG, (100MJ/m3). The energy released makes biogas perfect for use as a fuel in a gas engine to convert the energy in the gas into electricity and heat.
Methane in the biogas emitted into atmosphere is a greenhouse gas (GHG) and is 25 times more potent than CO2 in its global warming potential (IPCC 2007). Methane together with CO2, water vapour and nitrogen oxides contribute towards climate change by containing the heat within the globe's atmosphere, causing temperature to rise and forming a blanket to prevent heat radiation from the earth at night. As a result, biogas causes detrimental effects to the environment.
With biogas capture, the GHG can greatly be reduced and the biogas can be used as renewable energy to replace fossil fuel for steam or electricity generation. The excess electricity generated can also be supplied to the national grid through a proper mechanism allowed by the government.