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16个难学却永远受益的技巧

16 Skills That Are Hard To Learn But Will Pay Off Forever

BRAINYDOSE presents
BRAINYDOSE出品
16 SKILLS THAT ARE HARD TO LEARN
16个难学
BUT WILL PAY OFF FOREVER
但使你永远受益的技巧
Your mother has mostly covered,
你母亲已经教给你大部分了 比如
take your vitamins, get plenty of rest.
要吃维生素 要保证足够的休息
don’t stick that butter knife in the toaster.
别把黄油刀放在烤面包机上
But apart from the obvious,
但除了这些显而易见的事之外
there’s no manual for life.
生活没有指导手册
Most of us fumble through life’s ups and downs learning things as we go along.
我们大部分人都是在生活的起伏中摸索学习着
In theory, we know that we should be prepared for anything.
理论上 我们知道万事都应提前准备好
But in reality, at times we can all feel miserably
但实际上 我们都时常感到苦恼
unequipped to handle all the curveballs that life throws at us.
因为生活中的突发状况让我们措手不及
There’s nothing like being caught in a situation that calls for one of those life skills
没什么比陷入急需某种生活技能的处境更糟糕的了
you wish you had learned before you needed it.
那时你会想 要是在用到之前就学会它了就好了
With that said, here are some skills that are hard to learn, but will never stop paying dividends.
说到这 下面就是一些虽然难学但将使你永远受益的技能
1. Accountability
1 责任
When something good happens to people,
当好事儿发生时
they don’t shy away from taking credit.
人们不会羞于接受荣誉
But when something bad happens,
但当坏事儿发生时
they feel victimized immediately.
人们马上感到自己受了伤害
It’s important to develop the ability to be accountable for your experiences
培养对自己的经历负责的能力很重要
They are often a result of your actions.
往往是你的行为导致了那种结果
Sometimes actions don’t yeild your desired results,
有时行为没有达成你的预期结果
but instead of feeling like a victim,
与其自怨自艾
learn from your actions,
不如从中吸取经验教训
so that you get better results the next time.
以便下次可以得到更好的结果
2. Critical Thinking
2 批判性思维
We are exposed to hundreds, if not thousands of times more information on a daily basis
我们每天都要比祖父辈多接触
than our great-grandparents were.
成百上千倍的信息
Being able to evaluate that information,
于是至关重要的是 要能评估这些信息
sort the potentially valuable from the trivial,
从琐碎中筛选出具有潜在价值的信息
analyze its relevance and meaning,
分析其相关性和意义
and relate it to other information is crucial.
并将其与其他信息联系起来
This is something that’s significantly under-taught.
这是种教受严重不足的能力
But the truth is, good critical thinking skills
事实上 具备良好的批判性思维能力
immediately distinguish you from the rest.
可使你立刻脱颖而出
3. Decision Making
3 决策
The bridge that leads from analysis to action is effective decision making.
有效的决策是从分析到行动的桥梁
Knowing what to do, based on the information available.
基于可获得的信息去认识到该做什么
While not being critical can be dangerous,
缺乏批判性是危险的
so too can over-analyzing,
过度分析
or waiting for more information before making a decision.
或做决策前等待更多信息也是危险的
Being able to take in the scene and respond quickly and effectively
根据现实情况快速有效地作出反应
is what separates the doers from the wannabes.
是实干家和梦想家的区别
4. Research
4 调查
Nobody can be expected to know everything,
没人可以知道一切
or even a tiny fraction of everything.
甚至一切的一小部分
You don’t have to know everything,
你也不必了解一切
but you should be able to quickly and painlessly
但你得能够快速不费力地
find out what you do need to know.
了解到哪些是你需要知道的
This means learning to use the Internet effectively,
这就意味着 你得学会高效利用互联网
learning to use a library, learning to read productively,
学会使用图书馆 学会高效阅读
and learning how to leverage your network of contacts
以及学会如何利用你的社交网络
and what kinds of research are going to work best in any given situation.
知道在任何情况下用什么调查方式最好
5. Writing Professionally
5 专业地写作
There are many, many reasons
从基础的求职信到客户服务邮件
why you should know how to write professionally
有很多理由去解释
from the basic cover letter to the customer service email.
为什么你需要知道怎么专业地写作
Writing professionally will allow your message to be clear,
专业地写作令你传递的信息更清晰
and your voice to be respected
即便不是面对面讲话
even when you’re not speaking face to face.
你的话语也能更令人尊敬
6. Consistency
6 坚持
Whether you’re tracking a new exercise routine,
无论你是在记录一项新的常规运动
or working on an important project,
还是在进行一个重要的项目
consistency is vital to maintaining any kind of success.
坚持都是取得成功的关键
People often stop working hard when they reach the top.
人们常在接近成功时放弃努力
But to maintain the position,
但若要维持现状
you have to work harder and be more consistent in your work.
你就得工作得更努力 更坚持
7. Communicating Your Needs
7 表达需求
Your friends, family and workmates cannot read your mind.
你的朋友 家人和同事不能读出你的心思
You need to communicate your needs clearly, kindly,
你需要清楚 友好地表达你的需求
and even by repeating when necessary.
必要时还需要重复表达
The more you exercise the language of communication,
你越多地练习沟通用语
the more humanity you will see in the world around you,
就能越多地发现周围世界中的人性
and the less bitterness you will carry in your heart.
越少心中苦闷
8. Knowing When To Shut Up
8 管好你的嘴巴
Keeping your thoughts to yourself when you’re agitated
不对外传递焦虑思绪
is one of the most valuable skills to learn.
是最值得学习的技能之一
and of course, one of the most difficult.
当然也是最难学的技能之一
Sure, it can feel good to unload on somebody,
的确 向人倾诉 让他们知道你的真实想法
and let them know what you really think
你会感觉不错
But that good feeling is temporary.
但是那种不错的感觉只是暂时的
What happens the next day, the next week, or the next year?
接下来一天 一周 或一年怎么办?
It is human nature to want to prove that you’re right,
想证明自己正确是人的本性
but it’s rarely effective.
但这很少有效
When we are angry or upset,
当我们感到生气或沮丧时
we tend to blurt out everything that comes to mind.
我们很容易想到什么就脱口而出
In some situations, it’s better to keep quiet
某些情况下 不管你个人想法如何
no matter what your personal thoughts are.
都最好保持沉默
For instance, when someone is too upset to listen to
比方说 当对方沮丧到根本听不进
anything you have to say rationally,
你说的任何理性的话
it’s useless to respond to them.
你再说什么都没有用的
9. Asking For Help Or Advice
9 寻求帮助或建议
Sometimes, it’s hard to ask for help,
有时候 寻求帮助是困难的
because you don’t want to look incompetent.
因为你不想自己显得脆弱
But sooner or later,
但是迟早
everyone finds themselves in a position where they require some help.
每个人都会发现自己处于需要帮助的境地
Consider what might happen if you don’t recognize your need for help,
想想看 如果你意识不到自己需要帮助
or if you choose not to ask for any
或者选择不去求助 会发生什么呢?
you can end up in a really big mess!
你可能最终把自己搞得一团糟
Asking for help or advice doesn’t mean you are weak.
寻求帮助或建议并不意味着你能力弱
In fact, studies suggest that asking for advice is actually well received
事实上 研究表明 寻求建议其实能收获很多
and makes you look more capable, not less.
而且令你显得更有能力 而不是更弱
By asking for advice,
通过寻求建议
you acknowledge the other person’s intelligence or expertise,
你认可了他人的智慧或专业技术
which makes them feel good.
这会使提供帮助的人感受不错
10. Accepting Compliments and Criticism
10 接受赞美和批评
A lot of people find it difficult to accept compliments and constructive criticism.
很多人觉得接受赞美和建设性批评很困难
We often fail to accept compliments with grace,
我们经常无法优雅地接受赞美
or we downplay them and get embarrassed.
或者我们会淡化收到的赞美 并且感到尴尬
Yet, we’re sometimes crushed by criticism,
而我们有时又会被批评击垮
even if it’s valid.
即使它是合理有效的
We tend to take it personally, and to heart.
我们往往会感到被针对了 于是耿耿于怀
Learning to simply say Thank you when you get a compliment,
受到赞美时 学着简单地回以“谢谢”
and learning to view criticism as feedback,
学会把批评看作反馈
can serve you well.
这会很好地帮到你
11. Negotiating
11 谈判
Good negotiation skills can save you a ton of money,
好的谈判技巧能帮你在生活的各方面
in pretty much every area of your life
省下一大笔钱
From negotiating a cellphone contract to buying a home,
无论是手机合同还是买房的协商谈判
These skills can also get you that raise you know you deserve.
这些技能都能让你得到应得的好处
If you know how to negotiate properly,
如果你知道了怎么恰当地谈判
it means you’re holding all the cards,
就意味着你掌控了全局
and you’re prepared to battle it out.
做好了战斗准备
12. Public Speaking
12 公开演讲
The ability to speak clearly and persuasively in front of an audience,
当众做清晰且有说服力的演讲的能力
is one of the most important skills anyone should develop
是人人都应培养的最重要技能之一
People who are effective speakers
有影响力的演讲者
come across as more confident and comfortable,
会给人留下更自信和更自如的印象
and they are more attractive to be around.
他们在人群中显得更有魅力
Maybe you don’t have a job that requires you to speak in public,
也许你的工作并不要求你做公开演讲
but you never know when the time may come
但是你永远不知道
when this skill could really come in handy.
这个能力何时会真正派上用场
The big speech at your best friend’s wedding, for example.
比如 在你最好的朋友婚礼上的重要讲话
The only way to gain more confidence speaking in public,
想要能更自信地做公开演讲
is by practicing it regularly.
唯一的方法就是经常练习
13. Tracking Your Spending
13 记录开销
Sometimes, it’s easier to put everything on a credit card,
有时候 什么都靠刷信用卡确实更方便
and then just hope that you’ll have the money to pay it off in a reasonable amount of time.
只是但愿你有钱在合理时间内还帐
But you may not always have the money to pay off the full balance.
但你也许不是总有钱去还清全部账单
And this is a very easy way to end up in debt.
这样很容易最终债务累累
By keeping track of your spending,
通过坚持记录开销
you’ll be able to see where most of your money is going,
你可以看到自己开销的主要去向
and how you can make adjustments moving forward.
以及接下来如何调整
You may find that a lot of your money
你可能会发现你花了很多钱
is going toward things you really don’t need,
在你并不需要的东西上
and this can be a great wake-up call to
这可以给你个大大的警醒
stop the unnecessary spending in its tracks.
停止不必要的开销吧
14. Learning A New Language
14 学一门新语言
There are many obvious reasons to learn a second language,
学习第二语言有很多明显可见的好处
It can help you advance your career,
它有助于你的职业发展
make traveling more enjoyable,
让旅行更有趣
and expand your cultural horizons.
还能拓宽你的文化视野
But what may not be obvious are
但还有一种好处可能不太明显
the cognitive benefits that take place
那就是 说两种或两种以上语言
when you speak two or more languages,
会给你的认知带来好处
Speaking a foreign language improves the functionality of your brain
说外语可以提升脑功能
by challenging it to recognize, negotiate meaning,
因为大脑通过识别语言 斟酌其含义
and communicate in different language systems.
并在不同语系间交互沟通而得到了挑战
Understanding language is one of the hardest things your brain does
理解语言是大脑做的最困难的事情之一
making it the ultimate brain exercise.
于是它成为了终极的大脑锻炼
Thus, learning a foreign language is one of the most effective and practical ways
因此 学习一门外语就成为提升智力
to increase intelligence, keep your mind sharp,
保持思维敏锐度以及延缓大脑衰老的
and buffer your brain against aging.
最有效且实用的方法之一
15. Showing Gratitude
15 表达感谢
The habit of showing gratitude is a great way
表达感谢的习惯是一种
to gain respect, trust, and stand out from the crowd.
赢得尊重和信任并从人群中脱颖而出的好方法
whether it’s by sending a thank you note
无论是通过寄一封感谢信
or giving a small gift.
还是通过赠送一份小礼物
It could be for the person who interviewed you for a new job,
感谢的对象可能是新工作中面试过你的人
a trusted mentor,
一位可信的导师
an old boss,
曾经的上司
or even your own parents.
甚至你的父母
Expressing your gratitude goes a very long way.
表达你的感谢之情会大有作用
Showing gratitude gives you and the other party
表达感谢会给你和对方
a chance to reflect on your relationship,
一个反思彼此关系的机会
and think of the positive outcomes of knowing one another
思考相识对彼此有多少好的影响
and it also makes the day of another person.
对方还会因此一天都好心情
16. Staying Present In The Moment
16 活在当下
Living in the present moment
活在当下
means that your awareness is completely centered
意味着你的意识完全聚焦在
on the here and now.
此地 此刻
But the state that we have become used to is
但我们习惯的状态是
a state where our thoughts are either in the past, or in the future.
要么关注过去 要么关注未来
Instead of where we actually are,
比起我们到底在哪儿
and what is actually happening,
到底什么正在发生
We tend to ponder over what has been,
我们更常去沉思过去发生了什么
what could have been,
过去本该发生什么
and what could be or will be.
以及未来可能或将会发生什么
When you learn to live in the present moment,
当你学会活在当下
you’ll find that your struggles and unhappiness diminish,
你会发现你的挣扎和苦恼少了
and life will begin to flow with more joy and ease.
生活开始愉悦自在起来
The best things in life may be free,
生活中最美好的事情可能是免费的
but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time,
但并表示这些美好不需要人们付出时间
sweat and perseverance to acquire.
汗水和毅力就可以获得
That’s especially the case when it comes to learning these important life skills!
尤其是在 学习这些重要的生活技能时
Look at working on these skills as a journey
要把学习这些技能看作是一次
with endless possibilities for growth and insight,
成长和自知过程中充满无限可能性的旅程
not a box to check off so you can move on to the next one.
而不是勾完一个就可以继续下一个的任务盒
Remember,
请记住
these skills are hard to learn,
虽然这些技巧不好学
but they’ll pay off forever!
但一旦学会就会让你永远受益
What do you think?
你觉得如何呢?
Did we miss anything?
我们有落下什么吗?
Surely there are other important skills that didn’t make it on this list!
当然 还有其他重要技巧没在这个清单中
If you can think of any,
如果你想到什么
let us know in the comments below!
可以在下面评论区告诉我们
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视频讲述了16个虽然难学却会让你永远受益的技巧,包括责任、批判性思维、决策、调查,等等。

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