Later, the very next day, she contacted me again asking me to accompany her on a walk. I refused because ... well, I had a report due tomorrow morning. And the same thing happened on another alternate day -- she wanted me to go with her to the academic building at night, and again, I refused because ... well, wasn't that scary? Going to the academic building at night, I mean. Not the girl.
The series of asking for companionship, refusing, and apologizing ran for more than a week, until she fortunately requested for a meeting between the two of us to be held on a right time (right time defined by me). So that evening, which was almost Maghrib to be honest, we had our sweet journey to the academic building.
I think you can guess what that meeting was all about. YES. You are so right, genius! It was an MLM recruitment agenda plotting on me! Do I sound so gullible if I say I did not expect anything like that from her? Yes, believe me. I honestly think that it was merely a meeting between friends to catch up news. Never mind.
Okay. Enough of the story.
Now, let us move to the essence behind the story. When you look at those people who work so hard in their field, have you ever wondered what motivates them? Let have a few quiet seconds to ponder about it. For me, the answer is simple. What motivates them most is ...
THE REWARDS PROMISED FOR WHAT THEY ARE STRUGGLING FOR.
Okay, some of you might have a good guess where am I heading with this. Or you might have not?
Not to point fingers at anyone particularly, but people who work with these MLM companies are more likely to talk about money rather than to promote their products. They are trying so hard to impress you by explaining how your money can grow exponentially (literally) by recruiting more people into the system. Eh, macam statement nak cari gaduh je ni.
One thing you have to remember for you to grow richer and wealthier easier in this system is that, you have to form your core colony which consists of the people who understand the concept of recruitment and they work just like you as hard (or may be harder). Again, my question is, what makes them so motivated in recruiting the people? MONEY, of course. Amboih, cari gaduh lagi nampak?
Now people, do you have any idea who Mus'ab bin Umair is? Yes, he was a very handsome young man -- adored by all girls in the town of Makkah, brought up in wealth and prosperous, being envied by all boys at his age. And to everybody's surprise, he turned his back to all the worldly luxuries and comforts, and made his way into Islam. Do you think it was an easy decision to make? NO. Of course, not.
But he did anyway because he believed in the rewards ALLAH SWT promised him. ALLAH SWT mentioned in alQuran:
Isn't the promise to be saved from the hell fire enough to motivate him?
Isn't that enough to motivate us too?
So, back to our main topic. We are discussing about the efforts people give in to gain the rewards. The question is, what kind of efforts we could offer in order to gain such rewards from ALLAH? Okay, it has been mentioned in surah As Saff verse number 11. I see. And what is the best MLM system available for us?
To answer that question, I leave you with this video.
Embedded video ni memang tak boleh nak besar lagi eh? -.-'
To MLM people,
Ingat lah, masa semua orang adalah berharga! Unless what you are going to say has something to do with my exam's grade, you will not get my attention. Remember?
To new and old blogger,
All the best! Jangan blog tu asek bersawang macam blog ni je. Tak istiqamah and macam takde commitment langsung.
"Tak istiqamah dan tak dapat memberikan commitment adalah ciri ciri orang yang akan melambatkan kerja dakwah." (Ainul, 2011) Okay, malu!