让你的生命在平凡中闪耀光辉

2014-7-24 11:35:00作者:来源:查看评论0条)字号:
    The greatest freedom we have and the one many people give up is the freedom of choice. You have the freedom to choose who you want to be and how you want to impact the world. Whether or not you intentionally exercise that freedom of choice, you impact the world around you.
    选择,是我们所拥有的最伟大的自由,往往也是多数人忽视的一点。你可以选择成为怎样的人,也可以选择怎样影响这个世界。无论你是否有意行使那项权力,你都在影响着身边的一切。
   What is your impact?
    你有何影响力?
    Is it positive? Do you leave things better than when you found them? Do you even care?
    你积极吗?你能有条不紊地将事情处理得更好吗?你会去在意吗?
    More specifically, what is your impact on the people around you?
    更明确地说,你对身边的人有何影响?
    I encourage people to take an inventory of all the roles they play in life. For example: I’m a dad, son, brother, uncle, grandson, cousin, friend, employee, trusted adviser, etc. You get the point. What is your expectation for yourself in each role? How do you want to show up? What impact do you want to have? Most importantly, are you meeting your expectations? If not, what needs to change?
    我鼓励人们把他们一生中所扮演的角色都列举出来。例如:我是爸爸,儿子,哥哥,叔叔,孙儿,表哥,员工,参谋等等。角色都依你来定。你扮演每个角色的预期是什么?你想怎样发光发热?你能有什么样的影响力?最关键的是,你能达到那份期盼吗?若不能,需要做何改变?
    If you’ve read “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” you may recall the Emotional Bank Account. It’s a brilliantly awesome concept for managing your relationships. Simply, your relationship with someone is like a bank account where you make deposits and take withdrawals. When you do something positive that is a deposit. When you do something negative that is a withdrawal. Like your bank account, the more deposits you make the more value and reserves you build up. The bigger the positives, the bigger the deposit. The bigger the negative, the bigger the withdrawal. You want to build as much value and reserves as possible. This means you care. Where people get into trouble is the take too many withdrawals, forcing the account into the RED. This isn’t good.
    如果你阅读了“高效人群的7个习惯”,你可能就会记得情感银行账户。那是管理你人际关系的不二理念。简言之,你的某段感情就如一个银行账户,你可以存进也可以取出。当你做了积极的事情,它就存了款。当你做了消极的事情,它便在支出。类似于你的银行账户,你存得越多,你拥有的财富就越充足。积极效应越大。取款越多,消极效应越大,支出就越多。只要你希望尽可能地创造更多财富,就证明你有所在意。
    Another analogy I like to use is: The Lantern & The Lamp
    我喜欢用的另外一个类比就是:灯笼和灯泡
    Let’s start with the lamp.
    我们先说说灯泡。
    Lamps are valuable as they shine light wherever they stand. Lamps help people see clearer and allow them to maneuver in the darkest places. However, a lamp’s impact is limited. Many lamps stand in one place and do not move. They stay in one position, and therefore only shine light in one place. You have to come to the lamp, and many times they are only valuable if you are beneath them.
    无论灯泡在哪里,它都能体现出光芒的价值。灯泡助人们看得更清楚,让人们在黑暗中前行。然而,它的影响终究有限。因为它们多数都固定在一个地方。既然限定了位置,它们便只于一个地方发光。很多时候你必须得靠近它,只有当你被它照着时,才能看见它的价值。
    How about the lantern?
    那灯笼又怎么一回事呢?
    Though they serve the same purpose, the lantern’s opportunity to impact is much greater, which makes it more valuable.
    尽管灯笼和灯泡都起到同样的作用,但灯笼产生影响的几率却高很多,这就是它更具价值的存在。
    For starters the lantern is mobile. Wherever it goes, its light benefits everyone around it. It isn’t designed to stand above people or stay in one place. It will go wherever light is needed. It can be hung high or sit low, which gives it the ability to provide light from different perspectives. It’s designed to go beside you. Its handle is its offer to help; just grab it!
    首先,灯笼是可移动的。无论它到哪里,它的光芒都会照耀到周围的每一个人。它生而就非立于人之上,也非固定于某处。需要光的地方,就会有它。其位置可以高悬在上,也可低挂于下,这就使它无论从哪个角度都能提供光明。它的设计是紧随于你,手柄提供了辅助作用,只要抓住手柄,就能带走光明。
    Are you more like the lamp or the lantern?
    Do you stay in one place and only shine your light on those who stand beneath you? Or does your light shine everywhere you go, impacting everyone around you?
    你更像灯泡还是灯笼?
    你是否只待在一个地方,专将光明照给站在你之下的人?或者你是否随处散播光明,影响身边的每一个人?
    I like the lantern.
    我喜欢灯笼。
    The unfortunate reality is many people aren’t even aware they possess this light and have no clue of their potential to positively impact people and the world around them. Maybe it’s with their spirit or attitude or passion. For some reason many people don’t allow this light to shine.
    现实中的不幸就是大多数人都没意识到自己所拥有的光芒,而且不知道自己具备影响世界的积极潜力。也许那光芒就存在于他们的精神,态度或者激情中。因某些原因很多人却将其掩盖住。
    That’s a tragedy!
    那简直是个悲剧!
    Take some time and think about all the roles you play in your life and the expectations you have in those roles. What does your Emotional Bank Account look like in each role? Are you making deposits or taking withdrawals? What if you were a lantern and allowed your spirit, attitude, and passion to confidently shine on everyone around you? Think about the impact you would have on them.
    花点时间想想你一生中所扮演的角色,还有关于这些角色的期盼。你的情感银行账户在每个角色中处于哪种状况?你是在存入还是在支出?如果你是个灯笼,你的精神,态度还有激情会怎样感染身边的每个人?想想你可能对身边的人产生的影响。
    Think about the impact this would have on you!
    想想这能对你产生什么影响!

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