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六个残酷的事实告诉你:这就是人生 [Copy link] 中文

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6 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Life

Truth hurts, but someone has to say it. Your life is what you make of it and the only person who can help you is yourself. If you’re ready to take personal responsibility and improve your life, I invite you to apply these seven harsh truths today.
事实是残酷的,但人们必须揭露。命运掌握在自己手里,而且唯一能帮助你的只有自己。若你已做好准备去肩负个人责任,提升个人生活,我今天就告诉你怎么运用这6个残酷的现实。

No One Is Going to Fix You
没有人可以治愈你的伤痛
If you are waiting for a knight in shining armor to gallop into your life and heal your broken heart, you will be waiting forever. The only person who can help you is yourself. Be happy for the other people in your life, but do not become dependent on them for happiness unlike you like to be on a never-ending emotional roller coaster that is far beyond the realm of your control. Are you alone? No, far from it. But no one is going to fix you, so it is in your best interest to take personal responsibility for your own life. When you do that, you’ll discover you are more powerful than you ever thought possible.
如果你在等待一个身穿银色盔甲的骑士拯救你的人生,为你流血的心灵疗伤,那么你永远也等不到他。唯一能够帮助你的就是你自己。生命中出现的人你可以与之同乐,但不要指望他们给你带来快乐,除非你想跌入一个没完没了又无法掌控的情感漩涡里。你会孤独?不,远远不会。但这并不表示有人可以解救你,所以最为周到的方式还是自己去承担生命中的责任。一旦你付出行动,你就会发现自己比想象中的还要优秀。

Life Will Never Be Perfect
人生从来不会完美
If you are waiting for the “right” time to do something — pursue self-employment, begin a fitness plan, dive into the dating pool, or move to a new town — you’re going to be waiting forever. There is no such thing as a “right” time to do anything. This reaction is based on your fear-of-change, plain and simple. If you keep waiting for that mysterious “perfect time to act” (please tell me, when have you ever experienced such a thing?), this means you will never actually have to take action and confront your fear. Do the scary thing. You will be so glad you did.
如果你在等待一个正确的时机去做某事--自主创业,计划健身,享受约会,或者搬家乔迁--那你只会等一辈子。做任何事情都没有所谓的契机。等待只是害怕改变的一种表现,它既平乏又简单。如果你坚持等那个神秘的“完美行动时刻”出现的话(请告诉我,你何时经历了这种时刻?),等待意味着你将永远不会采取行动,不会面对恐惧。冒点险。你将越挫越勇。

You Might Fail (a Lot)

你可能会失败(很多次)
If you attempt to achieve an ambitious new goal, then it is possible that you will fall on your face while pursuing said goal. Welcome to reality. It’s time to change your thinking about failure. It is not a big, bad thing that you should be frightened of. Failure is a learning opportunity and nothing more. If successful people quit pursuing their goal after failing the first time they tried something new, then there would be approximately zero successful people ever. There is no such thing as a “hole-in-one” in life. Do you want to know how many times I’ve failed? Over a hundred. The only reason I’ve managed to accomplish anything is because I am a firm believer in continuous improvement. If you fail in something, distance from the event for a day or two, because agonizing over the problem will not make it go away (and will make it a lot worse). Read a good book, catch up with some friends you haven’t seen in a long time, or go on a nature hike. You will be able to look at the issue with a fresh perspective. After you have done that, ask yourself: “Why didn’t this work out and how can I do better next time?”
如果你有一个野心勃勃的新计划,那在实施的过程中你可能会跌个四脚朝天。这就是现实,你也是时候重新看待失败了。失败不是什么让人恐惧的大事。它仅仅是一次学习的机会。如果成功人士在尝试新事物初次失败后便放弃,那世上也就不会有成功的人。人生中没有“一杆进洞”的好事。你想知道我曾失败了多少次吗?上百次!而唯一能让我坚持下去的原因是我坚定地相信要持续改进。如果你在离成功仅有一步之遥时失败,苦恼解决不了问题(也许会让情况更糟)。你可以读一本好书,拜访几个多日不见的老友,或去大自然中徒步。这样一来,看待问题的眼光也会有所改变。一旦你做了这些改变,就问自己:“为什么没有成功,下次怎么才能做得更好?”

The Past Is Already Written

过去已尘埃落定
Have you ever made a mistake so monumental that you wish you could go back in time and do it all over again? Join the club. It’s called being human. I know you might feel immense regret, but beating yourself up over something that is already done serves no purpose. Shift your attention to the present, where you can take control of your life and move forward into a better future.
你过去是否犯过一个严重的错误,以至于特别希望回到过去重新来过?大家都这样。这是人类的特性。我知道你可能会觉得极其后悔,但执迷于既成的事实毫无用处。你得把注意力转移到当下,这样你才能掌握眼前的生活,才能迈向更美好的未来。

Tomorrow Is Not Guaranteed

明天是没有保证的
Steve Jobs said it best, so I’m going to defer to him for this harsh truth:
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
The next time you catch yourself playing the “I will do it tomorrow” game, remember that tomorrow is not guaranteed. Traffic accidents, heart attacks, and acts of violence do happen. Live in the present and take action today.
史蒂夫.乔布斯说得好,所以我将会听从他那残酷的话:“记住我将很快死去,这是我遇见的能够帮助我做人生重要决定的最重要的工具。因为所有的事情--所有外在期望,所有骄傲,所有对尴尬或失败的恐惧--这一切在死亡面前都将消失,而留下的就是真正重要的。”

下次如果你发现自己在说“我明天再做”时,记住明天没有保证。交通事故,心脏病,还有暴力冲突随时都在发生。要活在当下,今天就采取行动。
Just Because You’re “Busy” Doesn’t Mean You’re Accomplishing Something

忙并不表示你在实现某事。
If you like to brag about how great you are at multitasking, stop it, because you are only kidding yourself. Changing tasks without rhyme or reason is wasting your productivity, stressing you out, and possibly causing you to make mistakes. It will probably take you longer to complete two tasks that you are switching back-and-forth between than it would to complete each one separately. If you want to save time, instead of multitasking, try grouping similar tasks together. Have a bunch of e-mails you need to send? Do them all at once. Have an article or essay you need to write? Get it done before moving onto anything else. Different tasks require different mind-sets, so focus on one thing at a time.
如果你想吹嘘自己多么善于处理多任务,得了吧,你就会骗自己。没有节奏或随意地变换任务只会降低效率,消耗精力,也许还会铸成错误。在两个任务间来回奔波,其中消耗的时间可能会多于单个任务分别处理的时间。如果你想要节省时间,那就停止多任务处理,试试将相似的任务整合在一起。需要发一大堆邮件吗?那就一次性发完。需要写一片文章吗?那在做其他事情前把它们写好。不同的任务需要不同的思维方式来处理,所以每次专心做一件事就好。

来源:大耳朵英语

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