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A life without goals is like a ship without a compass

来源:慢速英语   时间:2020-04-08 14:00:39


She decided to swim across the English Channel before she retired.


If she could make it, she would be the first person in the world who did it.


On that day, she jumped into the sea without any hesitation and swam towards the oppostie bank.


In the journey, she faced heavy fog, heavy rain and heavy waves. Though she was tired, she still carried on swimming.


But in the end, she gave up.


And what she didn't know at the moment she gave up was that the opposite bank was only 1 mile away.


Later people had asked her about the reason. And she said: "The reason why I gave up is that I could not see the destination which I was so closed to reach."


Too many success stories have been lecturing us about courage and persistence. But they never told us where to find courage and persistence.


You can only have courage when you know where your goal is. You can only manage to persist when you know where your goal is.


And that's because only when you know where your goal is can you prepare yourself well mentally.


Courage and persistence never fall from the sky.


They come from weighing between input and output.


A life without goals is like a ship without a compass. It goes nowhere.


There is no courage or persistence in a life without goals.


二十世纪五十年代,一位女游泳运动员为自己定了一个总体目标。


她要在退伍以前横跨英吉利海峡。


假如她取得成功保证得话,那她将是全世界的第一人。


来到那一天,她毫不犹豫地跳入了海洋,向亚欧对然游去。


在中途,她遇到了浓雾,遇到了暴雨,还遇到了壮阔的大风浪,尽管挺累,但她仍然坚持不懈往前游。


殊不知,最后,她還是放弃了。


而在她舍弃的情况下,她所不清楚的是:她离岸边只能一英里了。


过后许多人问她舍弃的缘故,他说:“我往往舍弃,是由于我看不见将要抵达的总体目标。”


有过多取得成功的小故事都会注重胆量和坚持不懈,殊不知,他们却从不告诉你胆量和坚持不懈从哪里来。


只能如果你了解总体目标在哪儿的情况下,你才可以真实有胆量,才可以真实保证坚持不懈。


由于只能如果你了解总体目标在哪儿的情况下你才可以搞好充分准备。


坚持不懈和胆量几乎都并不是天上掉下来的幸福质量。


他们来源于你对资金投入和产出率的衡量。


没有目标的人生道路,如同沒有罗盘的船,哪也去不上。