The Powerful Words | 激励自己的话

Make the most of everyday.

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. —— Zig Ziglar



The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. … No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. —— Albert Einstein
所有困难的问题,答案都在另外一个层次上,同一层次的问题,很难靠同一层次的思考来解决。—— 爱因斯坦


There’s a phrase in Buddhism, ‘Beginner’s mind.’ It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.…Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

There is no shortcut to excellence. You will have to make the commitment to make excellence your priority. Use your talents, abilities, and skills in the best way possible and get ahead of others by giving that little extra. Live by a higher standard and pay attention to the details that really do make the difference. Excellence is not difficult - simply decide right now to give it your best shot - and you will be amazed with what life gives you back.

Innovation has no limits. The only limit is your imagination. It’s time for you to begin thinking out of the box. If you are involved in a growing industry, think of ways to become more efficient; more customer friendly; and easier to do business with. If you are involved in a shrinking industry – get out of it quick and change before you become obsolete; out of work; or out of business. And remember that procrastination is not an option here. Start innovating now!

Live in a way that is ethically responsible. Try to make a difference in this world and contribute to the higher good. You’ll find it gives more meaning to your life and it’s a great antidote to boredom. There is always so much to be done. And talk to others about what you are doing. Don’t preach or be self-righteous, or fanatical about it, that just puts people off, but at the same time, don’t be shy about setting an example, and use opportunities that arise to let others know what you are doing.

I’ve got it down to four words: “Do what you love.” Seek out an occupation that gives you a sense of meaning, direction and satisfaction in life. Having a sense of purpose and striving towards goals gives life meaning, direction and satisfaction. It not only contributes to health and longevity, but also makes you feel better in difficult times. Do you jump out of bed on Monday mornings and look forward to the work week? If the answer is ‘no’, keep looking, you’ll know when you find it.

Did you know that you have big things to accomplish in life? And did you know that those big things are getting rather dusty while you pour yourself another cup of coffee, and decide to mull things over rather than do them? We were all born with a gift to give in life, one which informs all of our desires, interests, passions and curiosities. This gift is, in fact, our purpose. And you don’t need permission to decide your own purpose. No boss, teacher, parent, priest or other authority can decide this for you. Just find that unique purpose.

Stay hungry, Stay foolish.

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done. —— Linus Torvalds



有勇气离开海岸,才能发现新海洋。—— 美国作家丹尼尔‧亚伯拉罕(Daniel Abraham)

从小我父母就一直鼓励我去追我的梦想。他们会说:“大不了就是你不成功,但是不能不去追求你的梦想。不能放弃,去试试看。” —— JeremyLin 林书豪

“You got a dream, you gotta protect it. people can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it.”
不要別人告诉你该做什么,有梦想,就自己去保护。别人做不成什么事情,就会跟你说你也做不成。如果你想要什么,就要去争取! ——《当幸福来敲门》

如果有一天:你不再寻找爱情,只是去爱;你不再渴望成功,只是去做;你不再追求空泛的成长,只是开始修养自己的性情;你的人生一切,才真正开始。—— 纪伯伦

命定的局限尽可永在,不屈的挑战却不可须臾或缺。—— 史铁生