The Powerful Words | 激励自己的话

Make the most of everyday.
每一天都要做到最好。

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. —— Zig Ziglar
决定你人生高度的,不是你的才能,而是你的态度。

一个人只要把心中的想法积极地付诸行动,但行好事,莫问前程,人生就会有无限的惊喜和可能。

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

我生来就是高山而非溪流,我欲于群峰之巅,俯视平庸的沟壑,我生来就是人杰而非草芥,我站在伟人之肩,藐视卑微的懦夫。

There’s a phrase in Buddhism, ‘Beginner’s mind.’ It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.
佛教中有一句话:初学者的心态;拥有初学者的心态是件了不起的事情。

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
谨记自己总会死去,是让自己避免陷入“人生有所失”思考的最佳方法。

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.
你的时间有限,所以不要为别人而活。不要被教条所限,不要活在别人的观念里。不要让别人的意见左右自己内心的声音。最重要的是,勇敢的去追随自己的心灵和直觉,只有自己的心灵和直觉才知道你自己的真实想法,其他一切都是次要。

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.
你的时间有限,不要浪费于重复别人的生活。不要让别人的观点淹没了你内心的声音。

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.
成就一番伟业的唯一途径就是热爱自己的事业。如果你还没能找到让自己热爱的事业,继续寻找,不要放弃。跟随自己的心,总有一天你会找到的。

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.
成功没有捷径。你必须把卓越转变成你身上的一个特质。最大限度地发挥你的天赋、才能、技巧,把其他所有人甩在你后面。高标准严格自己,把注意力集中在那些将会改变一切的细节上。变得卓越并不艰难——从现在开始尽自己最大能力去做——你会发现生活将给你惊人的回报。

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!
创新无极限!只要敢想,没有什么不可能,立即跳出思维的框框吧。如果你正处于一个上升的朝阳行业,那么尝试去寻找更有效的解决方案:更招消费者喜爱、更简洁的商业模式。如果你处于一个日渐萎缩的行业,那么赶紧在自己变得跟不上时代之前抽身而出,去换个工作或者转换行业。不要拖延,立刻开始创新!

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.
带着责任感生活,尝试为这个世界带来点有意义的事情,为更高尚的事情做点贡献。这样你会发现生活更加有意义,生命不再枯燥。需要我们去做的事情很多。告诉其他人你的计划,不要鼓吹,也不要自以为是,更不能盲目狂热,那样只会把人们吓跑,当然,你也不要害怕成为榜样,要抓住出头的机会让人们知道你的所作所为。

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.
“我把这段话浓缩为:“做我所爱”。去寻找一个能给你的生命带来意义、价值和让你感觉充实的事业。拥有使命感和目标感才能给生命带来意义、价值和充实。这不仅对你的健康和寿命有益处,而且即使在你处于困境的时候你也会感觉良好。在每周一的早上,你能不能利索的爬起来并且对工作日充满期待?如果不能,那么你得重新去寻找。你会感觉得到你是不是真的找到了。

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.
你是否知道在你的生命中,有什么使命是一定要达成的?你知不知道在你喝一杯咖啡或者做些无意义事情的时候,这些使命又蒙上了一层灰尘?我们生来就随身带着一件东西,这件东西指示着我们的渴望、兴趣、热情以及好奇心,这就是使命。你不需要任何权威来评断你的使命,没有任何老板、老师、父母、牧师以及任何权威可以帮你来决定。你需要靠你自己来寻找这个独特的使命。

Stay hungry, Stay foolish.
求知若渴,虚怀若愚。
注解:保持饥饿,要有一颗好学、好奇的心,要如饥似渴地学习,同时要有空杯心态,时刻清零,保持初学者的学习心态。

Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done. —— Linus Torvalds
聪明是一种免于工作,却又能把工作完成的能力。

允许自己检讨自己,生命就会开始改变。

人生最大的风险,就是从不冒险。

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

工作是为了更积极地生活,如果变成负担,那就换一种活法。不要把生命献给无知、平庸和低俗,工作本来就是个愉快、有意义的事情。