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8分钟英语早读2020-07-30 08:57:29

Words

distraction n. 分心的事物,分心
cane vt. 以杖击
undeterred adj. 未被吓住的,不气馁的
inevitable adj. 不可避免的,必然发生的  



Learning from Failure 从失败中学习

When failure knocks you down, will you have the guts to get up and get going? Or will you give up? Achieving success can be difficult. At times, distractions, delays and defeats discourage everyone. Giving up seems better than going on. But the principle of rising after each fall to try again applies to all struggles.
当你遭遇失败时,你是鼓起勇气站起来继续向前?还是就此放弃了?通往成功的道路总是坎坷曲折的。在这期间常常会伴随着外界的干扰、延迟和失败,不断地消磨你的意志,令你沮丧绝望。放弃似乎比坚持下去容易多了。但是。要摆脱每个困境,唯一适用的原则就是:在哪里跌倒,就从哪里站起来。

History informs us that stories of success are also stories of great failures. Take the young Winston Churchill. He did not exhibit signs of greatness as a child. He hated mathematics and , at Ascot School, he had to be frequently caned by the principal. When he changed his school to Brighton, his reputation as a dunce followed him. The story goes that the ladies running the school were so relieved when Churchill left and they declared a half -holiday. At Harrow , he failed the entrance examination. He also failed the entrance test to Sandhurst Military College twice and scraped through on the third attempt. He was undeterred by these failures and went on to become the greatest Prime Minister England ever had.
历史告诉我们,巨大成功的背后都有着无数次的失败。就拿年轻时候的温斯顿·丘吉尔来说吧。他小的时候,并没有显示出任何他将成为伟人的征兆。他讨厌数学,而且在爱斯科特上学时,他常常被校长用藤条鞭打。当他转到布赖顿时,他作为劣等生的名声也跟他一起到了那里。据说,当丘吉尔离开这所学校时,掌管学校的女士们宣布放半天假以示庆祝。在哈罗。他没能通过入学考试。他两次都没能通过桑德霍斯特(英国陆军官校所在地)军事学院的入学考试,第三次才极为勉强地被接受。但他从来没有被这些失败所打倒,继续坚持;并成为了英格兰历史上最杰出的首相。

At school, Albert Einstein was so dull that he was called "Dull Albert". His teacher described him as "mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in his foolish dreams" He did not even pass the entrance examination to get into Zurich Polytechnic School. Only in the fourth attempt did he make the grade. Today Einstein is regarded as the architect of the Nuclear Age.
埃尔伯特。爱因斯坦在学校读书的时候,是个愚钝的学生,别人给他取了个“蠢埃尔伯特”的外号。他的老师这样形容他:“思维迟钝,性格孤僻,总是沉迷于自己愚蠢的幻想中。”他甚至没有通过苏黎世技校的入学考试。他在第四次补考之后才拿到自己的学位。今天,爱因斯坦被尊称为原子时代的莫基人。

These men were like any other student. The only difference was that every time they failed, they bounced back. This is called failing forward, rather than backward. You learn and move forward. Ask yourself after every failure: what did I learn from this experience? Learn from your failure and keep going.
这些人跟所有其他学生一样,唯一的不同是:每次他们遇到失败挫折的时候,他们都会愈挫愈勇。再接再厉。这就叫做前进性的失败,而不是后退性的。你通过学习而向前进,经历每次失败后,都要问自己:从这次失败中我学到了什么户从你的失败中吸取教训,继续前进。

Some things take a lot of time. Staying on course can keep you focused on what you need to do. Like Winston Churchill ,Albert Einstein, Charters Darwin. Walter Scott and Lord Keynes, you may have to persevere in the face of almost inevitable defeat. You must remember that your goals should be moral and reasonable. But if your goals are both then stay on course. DON'T QUIT. A second effort or a third or a fourth pays off.
有些事情需要花费很多的时间。保持正确的方向可以让你更清楚地知道你需要做些什么。就像温斯顿·丘吉尔、埃尔伯特·爱因斯坦、查尔斯·达尔文、沃尔特·斯科特和大师凯恩斯一样,你必须在面对几乎不可避免的失败时,坚定自己的立场。你必须记住:你的目标应该是合乎道德标准而且合乎情理的。如果你的目标符合了这两个要求,那么坚持正确的方向上。不要放弃梦也许第二次、第三次或第四次的努力就能为你敲开成功的大门。


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