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five balls of live 生命中的五个球

发布时间:2013-12-15 12:41:54  

Five Balls of Life

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commencement commitment juggle irrevocably scuff nick shatter strive undermine deem fragile retrieve savor bounce

n.毕业典礼 n.委托事项,承担的义务 v.耍弄 adv.不能取消地, 不能撤回地 v.使磨损 v.刻痕于 v.打碎 v.努力,力争 v.破坏 v.认为, 相信 adj.易碎的,脆的 v.重新得到 v.品尝,品味 v. 弹起,弹回;跃;蹦蹦跳跳

In a university commencement address several years ago, Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises, spoke of the relation of work to one’s other commitments:
几年前,在一所大学的开学典礼上,可口可乐的首席执行官布赖恩· 戴森讲到工 作与其他义务的关系:

I magine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them work, family, health, friends and spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.
想象生命是一场不停丢掷五个球于空中的游戏。这五个球分别是工作、家庭、健 康、朋友和心灵,而且你很努力地掷着这五个球,不让它们落地。很快你就会了 解工作是一个橡皮球,如果你不幸失手落下它,它还会弹回来的。

But the other four balls family, health, friends and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life. How?
但是家庭、健康、朋友和心灵这四个球是用玻璃做成的。一旦你失手落下,它们 可能会少了一角,留下无法挽回的记号、刻痕、损坏甚至碎落一地。它们将无法 再像以前那样。你必须了解这个道理,并且为了平衡你的生命而努力。但要怎样 才能做到呢?

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
别拿自己和他人比较,这只会降低你的价值。因为我们都是独一无二的,因为我 们每一个人都很特别。

Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as they would be your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
不要将贴近你的心的人、事物视为理所当然。你必须将他们视为生命一般,认真 对待。因为没有他们,生命将失去意义。

Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
别让你的生命总是在依恋过去的种种或是在未来的寄望中逝去。你应该活在每个 今


Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each together .
别害怕承认你并不完美。正因如此,我们才被这脆弱的细丝紧密地绑在一 起。

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going.
不要匆忙地度过你的一生,以至于让你忘记曾经到过哪里,也让你忘了你要 去哪里。

Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.

Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.
生命不是一场赛跑, 而是一步一个脚印的旅程。

Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift: that’s why we call it ‘The Present’.
昨天已是历史,明天还是未知,而今天则是上天赐予的礼物,那就是我们 为什么称它为“现在”的原因。

Thank you

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