【英语阅读】从孩子身上学到的六个成功启示

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6 Things We Can Learn From Children’s Views On Success

As Bill Cosby taught us, kids say the darndest things. But they also offer wisdom well beyond their years. As adults, we have had years of filtering, of being politically correct, of literally learning to shelter our opinion. We’ve learned not offend anyone or worse, make a fool of ourselves. We focus on what we are good at and what we can do, unlike a child who literally believes they can be anything.

就像比尔盖茨教会我们的那样,孩子说的往往难以令人相信。但是他们也说出了超出他们那个年龄能说的话。作为一个成年人,对于正确的言行举止,如何隐藏我们自己的观点,我们都学习了很多年。我们学着不去想伤害别人,不做坏事,也学着自欺欺人。我们看中我们擅长的,我们能做的,不像小孩子那样----相信自己能做任何想做的事情。

When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut.

长大后,我要做宇航员

What we can learn? It’s okay to shoot for the stars. There’s something to be said for taking on big, huge goals. While being shot to the moon in a rocket most likely isn’t in the cards, there are other big, audacious, hairy goals that you can accomplish. Take the chance and do it.

这句话教会了我们什么?想要去外太空也是不错的。为一个宏大的目标总是有些事要去做。但是想要坐火箭去月球可不是像书里写的那么容易,那是需要你为了实现目标,去完成大量的,敢于创新的,多如牛毛的事。抓住机会去做好这些事。

When I grow up, I want to be a princess.

长大以后,我要做王妃

What we can learn? Love, magic, and the storybook ending may not be overly realistic, but there should be a romantic quality to your life, no matter what the age. Finding and pursuing your passions is an important part of being a truly successful, happy person. So maybe you realize you can’t be a princess anymore, since, well, that job is being masterfully handled by Kate Middleton, but you can find and embrace your passions.

这有意味着什么?爱、奇迹,也许故事的结尾可能并不现实,但是不管在哪个年纪我们都应该要浪漫一点。发现激情,追求有激情的生活也是能获取成功,得到快乐必不可少的一部分。同样你可能会意识到你无法成为王妃,工作也被别人决定,但是你会发现你能够活的激情四射。

When I grow up, I want to have a lot of friends.

长大后,我想要有很多朋友

What we can learn? Relationships matter. And not just the romantic type. Being successful isn’t just defined by the career you choose, but rather the relationships you forge and the people whom you love and who love you. It’s easy, as adults, to focus only on your career and family, but having friends you ‘choose’ is one of the most important parts of a healthy, balanced life. So keep in touch with your friends from high school, have dinner with your co-workers, and reconnect with your best friend growing up. Your 11-year-old self will love catching up with old friends, and you will too.

这句话告诉我们什么?感情的那些事吧。也不仅仅是恋爱的那种。成功不是由你所选择的事业来衡量的,而是由你所在意的这些友谊,你爱的人,以及爱你的人来衡量的。对一个成年人来说,只注重你的事业,你的家庭这是很容易的,但是由你自己“选择”的朋友也是健康型,均衡性生活的一部分。那么请与你高中时代就结识的朋友常联系,和你的同事一起出去聚聚,和你儿时的玩伴多多联系吧。十一岁的时候就爱和老朋友联系,现在你也一样。

When I grow up, I want to be big and strong.

长大以后,我要变得强大。

What we can learn? You’re body is a temple. Treat it like one, or your success can be cut short. Stay active and take care of your body. Whether you exercise 30 minutes a day, eat healthy, or better yet both, you’ll improve your health, live longer, and be happier.

这暗示着什么?你的身体是最主要的。好好对自己,成功就是指日可待的。保持活力,好好照顾自己的身体。不管是每天锻炼半小时,吃健康的食物,还是两者兼有,这些都能给自己的健康加分,延长寿命,活得开心。

When I grow up, I want to be like Mommy/Daddy and make them proud.

长大以后,我想要成为像妈妈/爸爸那样的人,让他们为我感到骄傲

What we can learn? It’s okay to be like your parents. The 15-year-old version of your self is likely cringing at the thought, but your parents have taught you much. Whether it’s lessons as simple as how to ride a bike (persistence), how to act in public (respect), or how to run a company (ethics), those lessons were vital in your upbringing. Taking these lessons and applying them to your adult life can help ensure you maintain your personal moral compass and make your parents proud.

这又说明了什么?想要成为像父母那样的人。自己15岁的时候思想是比较不成熟的,但是你父母却教会你很多。不管这些东西是多么的简单,像是如何骑自行车、在公众场合该怎么做,或者是怎样经营一间公司等等,这些课程对你的成长都是非常重要的,把这些知识应用到你的生活中也能帮你树立正确的人生方向,也会让你的父母为你感到骄傲。

When I grow up, I want to fly.

长大后,希望能展翅高飞

What we can learn? There’s no challenge that you can’t overcome. Wanting to fly seems like an incredibly naive request, but often looking past what something seems to be and getting to the root of it can help you uncover a world of possibilities. We know you will not grow wings anytime soon, but one can certainly fly.

这是什么意思?没有什么问题是你不能解决的。想要飞,似乎是个不可能的要求,但是经常回头看看那些似乎是可能做到的,找到其中的缘由能帮助你揭露以后的每一种可能性。我们都知道你的翅膀不可能在短时间内就能长好,但是终有一天能够展翅高飞。

Many of our childhood dreams are just that, childish. But there’s something that can be learned from the innocence of a child. And that spirit can easily be lost as an adult. Find ways to still dream big and accomplish your goals.

我们的童年时期的梦想大多都是如此,但是有些事情是在无忧无虑的童年时期就已学会。同时那种精神在成年后也容易消失。找到坚持梦想,实现梦想的方法。

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