Thursday, February 21, 2013


Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor for lack of ideas and went bankrupt many times before he built Disneyland. 

Winston Churchill failed sixth grade and had a lifetime of defeats and setbacks until he became Prime Minister of England when he was 62. 

Abraham Lincoln failed in business and lost nine times in his political career before becoming president of the United States. 

Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he finally succeeded with the Ford Motor Company.

But can we allow that much of liberty when our sport that had tasted success in both administration and on the field in the past is starved off it in the last two decades?

Success holds you accountable for the costs of your actions. You contribute to this general well-being by accepting the failures as well as the successes that come your way.

If failure is viewed as an isolated occurrence, rather than an integral part of progress, it stands naked in the spotlight.

Fingers point and its judgments fly. When alone, away from the big picture of progress, failure appears harsh and unfair.

Although you could endure a brutal beating of criticism or an unhealthy round of self-condemnation, it is natural to protect yourself from such failure. However, avoidance of failure eventually impedes your progress.

There's no need to whitewash failure or to pretend that failure is an unmitigated blessing.

Hence the MHC President should not seek to find solace by saying that we have a bright future ahead of us when week in and week out his administration becomes the butt of jokes in the hockey fanbase.

The truth hurts, if we all look into the state of affairs in a fair and just manner with the interest of the sport at heart.

Mind you there would be startling revelations but the inquiry will not happen. Why, because we cannot accept criticism with an open mind.

However, a proactive response to failure is impossible as long as you see failure only in negative terms.

Failure serves an indispensable function in the production of any great success. It provides information and motivation for people who respond appropriately to its lessons.

Failure is part of the steering mechanism that directs an individual toward prosperity.

Preventing failure is equivalent to removing the steering wheel from a moving vehicle.

Failure will be seen as undesirable. Unless it's given the respect it deserves. That's not to say that you should be fond of failure.

Rather you can learn to embrace its purpose as an understated and unappreciated side of progress.

Rich lessons are the fruit of failure and you can extract them at will.
Failure isn't a permanent condition unless it's regarded as such by those unwilling to ensure their own progress.

Put failure in the right perspective, it’s an opportunity for regrouping and evaluation while accepting the experience as part of the journey of success.

Perception is everything and your perception of failure is your reality!
Progress depends on a constant supply of small failures.

Unless failure is understood and respected as an integral part of success, it will remain widely perceived as unnecessary and objectionable.

Thus put aside differences, work together towards one common objective, that is to stand tall beside the President, let there be no camps no master puppet, no power crazy officials, no barriers, no politicking, and above all no infighting as the whole 54 of the MHC Council close ranks for the betterment of Malaysian Hockey.

There are bound to be bad and rotten apples, just leave them to their devices, let them go crazy in the quest for power, and show them the door through the electoral process which is a year away.

But if all this does not work, get rid of the President for he does not need this so caled officials who cannot stand solidly behind our national flag, for they not only betray the sport, but the King and country.