He is wellknown General in World War II and Korean War. He has succesfully led the US Army and made America as the winner with Japanese surrender aboard the US Missouri, August 15, 1945.
The Following poutry's General Douglas Mac Arthur hopefully will inspire us to love a challenge, especially for insurance marketers like me or who wish to pursue a challenging profession - profession in selling insurance. It talk about how to address a difficult life and how to change the view that life which is full of challenges is an opportunity to increase personal qualities. His poem send us teaching about firmness and his quotes inspires us how to educate our childs.
An insurance agent or an insurance marketer and some people call this profession as an insurance consultant became the least popular choice for new graduates that will seek employment. Their presumption that to sell an insurance policy in Indonesian society is still very difficult because of the low awareness of the importance of insurance.
Indeed profession of insurance marketer is promising unlimited income for those who love a challenge because this profession requires tenacity, strong will, fortitude, perseverance, patience and ingenuity. This profession without monthly salaries, the source of their income solely derived from the commission. Of course this is not attractive for new job seekers. Except for those who love a challenge and have a strong willingness to get involved as a marketer of insurance. very few are willing to become an insurance agent, most beginners are those who fail to get another job or as a profession instant for employees resign.
One day my nephew, Kamil, found a cocoon depends on tree branch in front of our house. He soon saved the cocoon in his lovely wooden box. The following day he opened the box to see her cocoon and was surprised when he saw a small hole appeared in that cocoon.
Kamil immediately sat for watching and waiting for further occurances. several hours have passed and he saw a butterfly struggling to force itself out through the small hole. Until a moment the movement stop making progress. The Butterfly had been tried to came out. And then could not go out much further.
Kamil could not wait so she decided to help the butterfly. He cut with scissor the rest of the confinement of the cocoon so that the butterfly can come out easily. But it was strange, not as a usual butterfly, the butterfly's body was puffy, the both wings wrinkled smaller. He was disappointed and can only hope that wings will expand and widen until able to support its body, but it never happened. In fact, the butterfly was flawed due to premature lived the rest of its life only by crawling. The Butterfly’s body kept bloated and it could never fly.
EssenceWhat is not understandable by Kamil from the kindness and good intentions to help the butterfly to get out of its cocoon is that the cocoon inhibits the release of butterflies and the struggle it takes a butterfly to come out through a small hole is the way of God to forcing a fluid from butterfly's body to flow into its wings so that the butterfly is ready to fly so obtained freedom from the cocoon.
WisdomThe struggle is needed in life. If God let life without obstacles, it would cripple us. We may not be as strong as we should be able. We will never be able to fly if we are into the butterfly ... ... ... ... ... ...
Build me a son, O Lord,
Who will be strong enough to.know when he is weak,
And brave enough to face him self when he is afraid;
One who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat,
And humble and gentle in victory.
Build me a son whose wishbone will not be.
Where his backbone should be;
A son who will know Thee - and that
to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.
Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort,
but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge.
Here, let him learn to stand up in the storm;
Here, let him team compassion for those who fall.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goals will be high;
A son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men;
One who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep;
One who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.
And after all these things are his,
add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor.
So that he may always be serious,
yet never take himself too seriously.
Give him humility, so that he may always remember
the simplicity of true greatness,
the open mind of true wisdom,
the meekness of true strength.
Then I, his father, will dare to whisper,
"I have not lived in vain."