你是否曾经停下脚步 问过自己 为什么有些人
Did you ever stop and ask yourself why is it some people
are more successful than others?
Did you ever stop asking yourself why there some people are more successful than others.
Why is it some people make more money,
live longer, have better relationships?
When I was 15,
I set on a lifelong journey to find the answers to that question.
Why are some people more successful than others?
I learned later that almost every great venture begins with an act of faith
by driving into the dark, into the unknown.
In a way, nature protects us by shielding us from
knowledge of the difficulties and obstacles lying ahead.
Cause if we already knew all the problems we would face,
挫折 苦难 以及暂时的失败和失意时
the set backs, the suffering, the temporary failure, the disappointments,
many of us would be hasitated by ever even started it at all.
And in many ways, a trip or a journey
is a metaphor for life.
My first big trip was that and much, much more.
It has such enormous impact on me that I’ve never really gotten over it.
My whole life has been different as a result.
I learned then, for the rest of your life,
whatever you try to do something out of ordinary,
people will line up to tell you that
you can’t do it, why you can’t do it,
that you’ll lose your time, you’ll lose your money.
Even people who should know better will try to discourage you.
To achieve anything greater worthwhile,
you must train yourself to rise above these people,
ignoring them, and pressing on towards your goal, regardless.
And we were in the Sahara, the largest desert on earth.
Deadend was the tanezrouft,
the emptiest single stretch of the Sahara.
500 miles of nothing, not a fly,
not a blade of grass, as flat as a tabletop.
500英里 最终 我们的罪行
500 miles. The enormity of what we embarked on
finally, finally began to sink in.
We headed to get across the 500 miles in 2 days
or we’d be out of water.
嗯 这不是我们最初能想到的情况 但我们却在
Uhh…It was further than we thought. But we made it
just before the heat forced us to stop.
我们都意识到 在沙漠上 我们有多接近死亡
We were all aware how close we’ve come to actually die in the desert.
We have done it. We were over the Sahara.
I’ll wrap up the story here by telling you what I learned
about the life and success in the Sahara crossing.
Here are seven rules you can apply to any challenges
that you’ll face in achieving anything you desire.
Rule No.1, the most important key to achieving great success
is to decide upon your goal and then launch.
Get started. Take action.
Do something. Move.
No. 2, once you launch towards your goal,
never consider the possibility of failure.
The Germans have a saying.
It’s “Immer vorwaerts, niemals rueckwaerts”.
意思是： 一直向前 从不退后
It means “Always forward, never backward.”
Always forward, never backward.
Never consider the possibility of failure.
No. 3, the only time you’ll ever have is NOW.
If you live everyday, every hour the best you can,
the rest will take care of itself.
No. 4, watch out for the naysayers.
Get around positive people.
Get around winners like people in this room.
Fly with eagles.
And refuse to listen the objections, reasons why you can’t succeed.
No. 5, welcome obstacles and difficulties
as valuable and inevitable steps on the ladder of success.
记住 困难并不会阻挡你 反而可以指导你前进
Remember the difficulties come not to obstruct, but to instruct.
No. 6, be clear about your goals,
but be flexible about the process of achieving it.
You are willing to change, to try something new.
Keep you mind open, fluid and flexible.
You are willing to accept feedback from your environment to correct your course.
This is the key quality of peak performers.
They are not rigid. They are flexible.
Remember, it’s not what you have, but what you to do with what you have
that separates winners from losers.
And remember No. 7, the last rule is
“Nobody does it alone.”
At every step on our journey across Africa,
people helped us with their advice, with their food,
with their assistants, with their money,
但最重要的是 他们的热情 友善和慷慨大方
but especially with warmth, and with kindness, and with generosity.
When life is over,
it’d be the people that we lived, laughed and loved with
是那些一起生活 一起欢笑 相互爱着的人
that we remember more than anything else.
So don’t be afraid to ask for help from others.
It’s a mark of strength, courage, and character.
And don’t be reluctant to give of yourself to others generously.
It’s a mark of caring and compassion and personal greatness.
The reason the Sahara story was so relevant for me,
was that because after the Sahara,
I never felt that there’s anything I couldn’t do.
I feel programmed for successful life,
although it took me many years to understand it.
And the reason why this story may be interesting to you
is because I believe that everyone has a Sahara to cross.
Perhaps more than one.
Many of you are crossing your own Saharas right now.
Everyone eventually go through periods of great difficulty,
their own private tales, their dark nights of soul.
But it is by facing whatever life gives us with courage and determination,
that we grow more surely toward the stars.
If you will, resolve.
Whatever life hands you, to carry on.
There’s nothing that can stop you
from achieving the greatness from which you were creating.
你是否曾经停下脚步 问过自己 为什么有些人