As I turned into the parking lot at the tennis club the other day, I pulled my 1)visor over my face and 2)scooted down real low in the driver’s seat so nobody on my team would see me. They’ve 3)been after me for weeks, and they’re like: “Michelle, come on. We need you in the 4)lineup.” They are so 5)peer pressure! They totally know I’m not ready yet because I hurt my wrist and now I have to learn to 6)serve with my other hand. It could take years—ask anybody—for a former 7)leftie like me to develop a right-handed serve that’s good enough for competitive play. So I sneaked out of the car. Then I 8)crab-walked, all 9)hunched over, toward the privacy of the far court, where one of the club’s 10)pros, Rafael, would help me work on my serve. I did not get far.阅读更多 »队中有我，我心有队 There Is a“Me”in“Team”
Because you’re constantly reacting to the world, it’s easy to notice what is happening right around you. You respond to what you read in a letter from a friend, what you hear in a phone conversation, what you learn on the television evening news about what’s going on in other parts of the world. You are part of that world. You’re 1)touched by everything that happens. Think of the whole world as made up of 2)interrelating parts and you are one of those parts. Meanwhile you are a whole person, made up of interrelating parts that are constantly affecting each other.阅读更多 »一个人也是一支队伍 Gift for a Better Life
Few people realize that a group can accomplish what an individual alone cannot do—even when it comes to individual advancement. If you want the next promotion, you have to elbow that hardworking colleague next to you out of the way, right? Wrong. Here’s a true story that shows you why.阅读更多 »团队的力量 The Power of Teamwork
From the moment Ron Shaoul 2)took it upon himself to investigate the practice of reading on the toilet, 3)scouring medical literature and turning up nothing 4)of note as to its public health consequences, the situation became clear that here, on his hands, was a big job.阅读更多 »厕所阅读习惯，你有没有？ Is Reading on the 1)Loo Bad for You?
Eight years ago, Tamara Monosoff came up with an invention that she was sure mothers like herself would appreciate: a device that prevents children from 1)unspooling toilet paper from the roll. But she had no idea how to transform the concept into a 2)marketable product. When she turned to the Internet,“There was nothing—no road maps, no anything,” recalls Ms. Monosoff, who lives near San Francisco.阅读更多 »“妈妈”发明家 If These Moms Can’t Find It,They Invent It
Many of us fall into business because of passion, circumstance or perhaps an exciting idea, forgetting about the 1)endgame. However, goal-setting—making 2)tangible, definable goals—is critical in getting you to where you want to go.
我们大多数人从商的原因各有不同，或是因为激情，或是环境所致，抑或是出于某个激动人心的想法，而将商业的最终决战抛诸脑后。然而，设定目标——定下切实且确定的目标——对于你的预期发展至关重要。阅读更多 »光有激情和创造力是不够的——你还需要目标 Passion and Creativity Are Not Enough—You Need Goals, Too
There are many things that we wish to achieve in life. For some, we set goals and objectives, and for some we don’t. Now, I want you to do some serious thinking. Try to remember the last time you set a goal to achieve a certain task. Were you able to complete the task in an effective manner? I am sure that the tasks which are done by setting and meeting daily goals will definitely be useful and rewarding experiences. Be it your personal or professional life, setting goals both big and small is the ultimate key to achieving and enjoying what you want. A step-by-step approach towards achieving smaller goals is the key to achieving larger ones.
生活中，有很多我们想完成的事情。我们为其中一些事情设定了目标，而有一些则没有。现在，请认真地思考一下，回想自己最近一次为完成某个任务而设定目标的情景。你是否有效地完成了这个任务？我确信，通过设定并完成日常目标而完成的任务无疑是一份有用而值得的经历。无论是个人生活还是职业生涯，设定或大或小的目标都是实现和享受梦想的最关键因素。一步一步地朝着小目标迈进，是完成大目标的必经之路。阅读更多 »步步为营 The Importance of Goal-Setting
Many people 2)reiterate the importance of a “life goals” checklist—a list of things that you hope to do, by a certain time or year, in your lifetime. Last summer I accomplished a huge life goal of mine: I completed an Olympic 3)Triathlon. It may seem like a regular goal to some, and it may pass off the 4)radar screen for many. My family and friends know me as an athlete—so why is one triathlon such a goal for me?
许多人都在反复强调列出一个“人生目标”清单的重要性——一张列举了你在一生之中某段时间或某一年所希望做的事情的清单。去年夏天，我实现了一个极大的人生目标：我完成了一次奥林匹克三项全能比赛。对于有些人来说，它看上去也许只不过是一个正常的目标，也许根本不会被列入许多人的考虑范围之内。我的亲朋好友都知道我是个运动员，那么为什么一次三项全能比赛会成为我的一大目标呢？阅读更多 »我的三项全能之路 My Goal to Become a Triathlete