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I had my first meeting with my fellow Ethos! members this evening, and I completely stressed out throughout the meeting. Why am I writing this? Because I have to let these out to someone, or something. Since I have no one to discuss regarding this, I will just type this out to sooth my own feeling.

Today's meeting was my first meeting as a newly-elected president of Ethos, and God knows how anxious I was. This 'presidential' thingy is really, really preyed on my mind, since I never lead an organization before, just a mere member or someone assisting the 'president'. Well, I believe it is much easy to be a Muhyiddin Yassin than being a Najib Tun Razak, and I thought it will not be this hard, to be a president. The bitter truth is, I think I screwed up during that almost-two-hour meeting. I lost track of time, I was nervous as hell, I forgot to say thank you and I think I looked stupid when I was trying to crack a joke. My points were unorganized, my words fell into the drains and I think the whole meeting is an utter failure. A sheer catastrophe.

When I was just a member, everything seems so easy from the bird's-eye view. All I have to do is address the ideas, run it and sometimes complaint about it. Thanks to Lady Karma, now I have to endure all the words, and to meet all the expectations. It is in stark contrast of worm's-eye view, where you have to find whatever in front of you; smell the dirt, touch it and do something about it. It is different. Way much different.

I believe that leadership is not just about 'talent', whether you're biologically talented in leading others or not. It is about choices. To be or not to be. The two roads diverged in the yellow woods, yadayadayada. In fact, it is like an open book, you can choose to read it or vice versa. Period.

And now I must improve myself to improve others. I must seek ample knowledge about this matter and repeat not the same mistake. I am looking forward to meet Nana to seek for her tips and opinions, and trying to re-read Stephen R.Covey's The 8th Habit.

I must not quit.

p.s: IF, everything is going your way, expect SHITSTORMS.


Ridhwan said...

you can do it! yeah!!!!


Anonymous said...

ok, ape itu ethos??? care to xplain, maleh nak bc ur previous entries (if u ever mentioned bout it la)

LIYANA said...

good luck moja!
i ws the treasurer for the 1st ethos's committee...ana was the prez but due to other committments,syameer become the prez..hehe..back then everything was 'serabut' also...it's normal!!

z a w a n i b a d r i said...

good luck moja!
u're a great leader of yourself..
and you CAN lead people :D

Moja Amin™ said...


Thank You!

Moja Amin™ said...


Ethos! is one of the clubs/organizations in UiTM. Hahaha. The name sound s weird, ey? but cool!

Moja Amin™ said...


Thanks Liyana!
Yep, I know that. and I will try to meet all the expectations.

Moja Amin™ said...


Thank you, Thank you.
I will try to lead, therefore I must not quit.
(it rhymess!)


nashrah said...

ya Allah i igt i sorg je stress :)) i stress gile gile sumpah tak tipu. im really really sorry if i didnt help u ke smtg. i really dunno how to be a leader and assist every1! im still learning and pape pls tlg ajar. and i will help u jgk tau, dont worry! oh btw u were ok! it was the first meeting after all. we'll do better next time :)

Moja Amin™ said...


Well, you're not.. hehehe. I really think that I didn't do well yesterday, and don't worry, we are learning something too! Hahaha!

irmane said...

be a leader xsenang ye.
but when u've been choosen as a leader,
do it well.

n tambah lg leader kelab yg aktif.
yg org2 sll expect utk trskan kegemilangan. cecey~

btw,cuma nk cakap be strong and goodluck ye mojaja.:)

Moja Amin™ said...


I'm still learning and trying to be one!

thanks Irma!

The Tatie said...

yay. been there. done that!

i'm sure that u and nashrah will do way better than me and freaky. don't worry. :D

Moja Amin™ said...

The Tatie,

you guys sure had left bigger shoes for us to fit in!
Thanks anyway!
(the meeting feels a bit weird without you guys.)


The Tatie said...

awh. so sweet.
kami sangat yakin dengan kamu moja!!!!

Moja Amin™ said...

The Tatie,

Thank You. E-toast!

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