1.容易走的都是下坡路All Slopes are Easy to Go
All Slopes are Easy to Go
He was a professor. At the age of 90 he still work eight hours everyday regardless the season and weather.
His secretary said: “He is extremely old but he forced himself walk from his living place to office through two blocks. It would take him an hour but he insisted to because it makes him get a sense of success. ”
The other day an university student step out from his office with a pile of books. He complained emotionally: “He is always this man. He may answer me just with ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to my question. However he always gave me dozens of books and suggests me to find the answer. ”
Later he knew what this student complained. He told with smile: “This is the method I have learnt a hard and troublesome way. If that kid could make full use of those books he might know his question and maybe a good lawyer in the future.”
This 90-year-old man was 庞德 who was the president of law college in Haward University.
Once a philosophist said: “You should do some thing that you don not want to every one or two days.”
This is the foundation of life progress.
Just like another phlosophist said: “all slopes are easy to go. ”
2.成功的秘诀The secret of success
The secret of success
A young man asked Socrates the secret of Success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning.
They met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river.
When the water got up to their necks Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water.
The man struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there until he started turning blue. The young man struggled hard and finally managed to get out and the first thing he did was to gasp and take deep breath.
Socrates asked “What you wanted the most when you were there?” The man replied “Air.”
Socrates said “that’s the most secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted air you will get it. There is no other secret.”
3.强光也是一堵墙Intense Light a Wall as Well
Intense Light a Wall as Well
A father is asking his son in grade three: “We cannot find the star in the shady night. Is it not there?”
His son answered it with clear –cut accent: “No.”
The father asked again: “Then why we cannot see any star?”
His son replied: “The cloud hide them.”
Again the father asked: “There is no star in the sunny daytime. Where are they?”
Hesitated his son seemed have no idea to respond.
For a moment the father said: “Actually there is yet stars but most of them are恒星and stay in the universe. It is just we cannot see them with our eyes. ”
His son asked curiously: “Why?”
Thinking for a while the father answered: “Because the sunlight is too intense and it shade the stars’ light.”
The same goes to many things in our lives. The intense light of one person or one thing may not only shade its own defects but also the merits of the person or thing around it and makes it difficult for others to identify the facts besides him. This is not the problem of one’s eye but the intense light.
Most cases the intense light is a wall a wall that cannot see and stride with our eyes. Not only can it confuse our normal eyes but also hinder our normal sight.
4.事情有多重要How Important It is
How Important It is
There is a suitcase for you with a million US dollar in .
The suitcase is placed in a building away from you about one hour driving. The condition is you need to get there within two hours. If you did I will give you the suitcase with a million US dollar. Or if you late for only one minute nothing will you get. When would you get about?
Many would say: “Now.” will you?
Now you set out. You hurry into your car start it drive for the building. You are so excited and wonder what to do about the one million US dollars. All of a sudden you are stopped by the traffic jam. You turn on the radio and find there is no any way to get there because of the accident on your way. What will you do nest step? Go back? Or step out your car go to the building on foot (running or employ a helicopter or other ways)?
If you are on the way to the dentist’s office and there is a traffic jam surely you would turn back and appoit for another time.
Why is there difference between these two thins? Because of the destination. If it is quite important for you you will conquer it regardless any hardship; or if yit is not so serious you may call it a day.
Therefore the best way to face the difficulty is to make the thing a business.
5.上帝那里没有现成的果实No Ready-made Fruit in God’s Hand
No Ready-made Fruit in God’s Hand
Three guys finally got the God through trials and errors. They were eager to ask God for help. Right after the God asked what they want the first man claim a big courtyard the second a farmstead and the third a bar of gold. God promised them. At last the first man was given a pile of bricks the second a bag of seed and the third a mass of sand.