You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road, will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path. And that will make all the difference.

你无法预知未来将会发生什么,你只能回首过去的点滴。所以,你要相信那些贯穿始终的信念。你不得不相信:你的勇气、生活、因果等等。因为相信这些会伴随你度过一生,你才能有信心忠于自我,甚至摆脱平凡,与众不同。

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 others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become.

你的生命有限,所以不要无故把它浪费到别人的生活里。不要被教条束缚,活在别人为你规划的人生里。不要让别人的观点掩盖自己的真实想法。你必须找到你所热爱之物,不仅是你的事业,还有你的伴侣。事业将占据你的大半人生,唯有当你相信你所做的工作是对的,你才能发自内心地获得满足。而唯有热爱你所做的事情,方才能成就不凡。如果你还没有找到,继续寻找,不要安逸下来。大胆地听从内心的呼唤和直觉的指引,你的内心早就知道你未来的梦想。

You gonna have some ups and you gonna have some downs. Most people give up on themselves easily. You know the human spirit is powerful? There is nothing as powerful. It’s hard to kill the human spirit! Anybody can feel good when they have their health, their bills are paid, they have happy relationships. Anybody can be positive then, anybody can have a larger vision then, anybody can have faith under those kinds of circumstances. The real challenge of growth mentally, emotionally and spiritually comes when you get knocked down. It takes courage to act part of being hungry when you have been defeated. It takes courage to start over again.

你的旅途不可能一帆风顺,必然有起有落。大部分人轻易地放弃了。但你知道人的意志到底有多强大吗?人的意志是无可比拟的坚韧而不屈的。任何人在财务、生活、感情、健康良好的环境下都会感到幸福。任何人都可以充满自信,任何人都能拥有宏大的理想,任何人都能拥有信念。而你所面临的真正挑战,真正试验你的信念、信仰和意志,是当你被击倒的时候。你需要有勇气,起身而行,无惧失败。你需要勇气,重新开始。

Fear kills dreams. Fear kills hope. Fear, put people in the hospital. Fear can age you, can hold you back from doing something that you know within yourself that you are capable of doing, but it will paralyze you. At the end of your feelings is nothing, but at the end of every principle is a promise. Behind your little feelings, it might not be absolutely nothing at the end of your little feelings, but behind every principle is a promise. And some of you in your life, the reason why you not at your goal right now, because you just all about your feelings. All of your feelings, you don’t feel like waking up, so who does? Everyday you say ‘no’ to your dreams, you might be pushing your dreams back a whole six months, a whole year! That one single day, that one day you didn’t get up could have pushed your stuff back, I don’t know how long. Don’t allow your emotions to control you. We are emotional, but what you want to begin to discipline your emotion. If you don’t discipline and contain your emotion, they will use you. You want it, and you’re going to go all out to have it. It’s not going to be easy, when you want to change, it’s not easy. If it were in fact easy, everybody would do it. But if you’re serious, you’ll go all out. I’m in control here. I’m not going to let this get me down, I’m not going to let this destroy me. I’m coming back. And I’ll be stronger and better because of it. You have got to make a declaration, that this is what you stand for! You’re standing up for your dreams, you’re standing up for peace of mind, you’re standing up for health, take full responsibility for your life. Accept where you are and the responsibility that you’re going to take yourself where you want to go. You can decide that I’m going to live each day as if it were my last! Live your life with passion! With some drive! Decided that you are going to push yourself. The last chapter to your life has not been written yet, and it doesn’t matter about what happened yesterday. It doesn’t matter about what happened to you, what matters is: what are you going to do about it? This year I will make this goal become a reality. I won’t talk about it anymore. I can, I can, I can!

恐惧扼杀梦想,恐惧破灭希望,恐惧,能使你变的脆弱。恐惧会沧桑你的内心,会束缚你的手脚,摧毁你的意志,并且使你一蹶不振。你消极的感受没有任何用处,但是每一个坚持都是对自己的承诺。你的喜怒哀乐背后也许什么都没有,但是每次下定决心就是一种承诺。你们有些人,至今碌碌无为。就是因为你们太过情绪化了。你总是被情绪主导,早上不愿意起床,谁想呢?每天你不愿意去面对你的梦想。你也许会把目标延后六个月,甚至一年。可就是那没有起身鞭策自己的一瞬间,你不知道退后了多少。不要让情感左右了你。我们是情感动物,但是,你必须要控制你的情感。如果你无法控制它,你便将被它吞噬。如果你想,那就全力以赴。当你尝试改变的时候,不会很容易。如果很简单,那人人都可以做到。但你若认真对待,那么就全力以赴。我才是自己的主宰者,我不想一蹶不振,我不想心如死灰。我将重新站起,我将会变得更好,更坚强。你必须下定决心,这就是你的立场。如果这是你想要的梦想,不论那是健康,亦或是功成名就,请对你的人生负完全的责任。接受现在的自己,并把坚信自己能做得更好当作一种责任。你可以选择把每一天都当作最后一天来过。活出你的热情,拿出你的魄力,不断鞭策自己做得更好!人生的最后一章还没有写下不要管昨天发生了什么,重要的是,你接下来打算怎么做。今年我一定要实现目标,已经没有时间让我在这里废话。我能,我能,我能!

To persevere I think is important for everybody. Don’t give up, don’t give in. There’s always an answer to everything.

我觉得坚持对每个人都很重要。不要放弃,不要屈服。人生的每件事都是有答案的。

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Les Brown, Eric Thomas, Steve Jobs, Louis Zamperini
文章作者:Les Brown, Eric Thomas, Steve Jobs, Louis Zamperini
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