英语励志短文

01
  A New Day 崭新的一天

  The sun has begun to set and I hang up the smile I’ve worn all day, though I will make sure it is the first thing I put back on in the morning just in case it is “that day.” I want her to see me at my very best.

  太阳将要下山,我收起挂了一天的微笑,不过我会确保明天早上第一件事就是将它又挂回去,以防这天就是“那一天”。我希望她看到我的最佳状态。

  I do the normal routine, eat dinner, clean the house, write—the usual stuff. And then I lay down hoping to fall asleep quickly so my new day will hurry up and arrive. A new day with a brand new sun. But as I lay there and wait for the world to turn half way around, I think about her. And sometimes I smile, and sometimes that smile will turn into asnicker, and then often that snicker will turn into a burst of laughter.

  我按平时的规律吃晚餐、打扫屋子、写作——做着日常事务。然后我躺下,希望能快点入睡,新的一天就能快点到来——拥有新生太阳的崭新的一天。可当我躺在那儿,等待着世界的日夜回转时,我想到了她。有时我会笑起来,有时那微笑变成了窃笑,然后窃笑又常常变成爆笑。

  And then there are times I get that lump in my throat and that tight feeling in my chest, and sometimes that feeling overwhelms me and begins to turn into a tear, and often that tear multiplies itself and I can no longer fight the feeling and I lose the battle. Then somehow through either the joy or the sadness I drift and find myself asleep. Then the dreams begin and keep me company until my new day arrives.

  也有些时候,我的喉咙像是被一块东西哽住了,胸口发闷;有时那种伤感席卷而来,我开始流泪,眼泪常常越流越多,我再也无力抵抗悲伤,败下阵来。然后不知怎的,我在或喜悦或悲伤中飘荡,逐渐入眠。然后梦境开始伴我左右,直至新的一天到来。

  When I awake it’s with such excitement because I tell myself this could be the day that every other day has led up to and the first day of the rest of my life. I quickly don my smile because I do so want her to see me at my very best. Then I look out the window because, even though I know it’s dawn, I still have to confirm I’ve been given another chance to find her.

  醒来时,我兴奋不已,因为我告诉自己今天也许就是之前其他日子为之打下基础的“那一天”,是我余生的第一天。我迅速挂上微笑,因为我真的很想让她看到我的最佳状态。然后我朝窗外看去,因为即使我知道现在才刚刚破晓,我仍得确定自己可以与她再次邂逅。

  And there it is…the sun, even when it’s cloudy; somehow I still see it. And it smiles at me and I say, “Thank you,” and I smile back.

  它在那里……太阳,虽然还是云雾重重,但我还是看到它了。它朝我微笑,我道了声“谢谢”,回以一笑。

  Then I ask myself, “Is this the day?” And the excitement rushes over me again. And then I ask myself, “Where’s it going to be?”

  然后我问自己:“今天就是那一天吗?”兴奋之情再次充溢全身。然后我问自己:“它会在哪里呢?”

  Maybe it’ll be at the water fountain, and, unexpectedly, there I’ll find her, and much more than my thirst will be quenched. Maybe it’ll be at the grocery store and there she’ll appear as I’m picking out fruit, and she’ll show me the difference between fresh and spoiled. Then, from that moment, nothing that I eat will ever taste the same because she’ll bring out the simplest beauties in everything I see, taste, smell, hear, or touch.

  也许它会藏在饮水机里,没想到我真能在那里找到她,为我生津止渴,取之不尽。也许它会躲在杂货店里,我拿起水果的时候,她就出现了,她会给我展示新鲜和变质的不同。然后,从那一刻开始,我所尝到的一切味道不再一样,因为但凡我看到的、尝到的、闻到的、听到的或摸到的东西,她都带出了它们最简单的美丽。

  Or maybe today will be the day when my angel brings an item up to the cash register without its price tag. And as I wait behind this angel with all the frustrated people who are in such a hurry with their busy lives, I will find myself with such blessed extra time. Just enough time to start a conversation with this beautiful vision standing in front of me that I might not otherwise have noticed, but, because of a “price check on register 5,” I was able to find her.

  或许就在今天,我的天使把一件没有价格标签的商品拿到收银台。我在天使身后排队,看着身心疲惫的人们忙忙碌碌地过日子,庆幸自己得到了这样的额外时间,让我可以和面前的倩影闲聊一会儿,否则我也许会错过,但只因为一句“请到5号收银台付款”,我就能找到她。

  Thank you for the sun, which began my new day. Thank you for granting me the faith when I arose this morning that I would find her in this new day. But most of all, thank you for me not having to ever wait on another sunrise because whenever I want to see it, I will look at her and there it shall always be, in her eyes; she will forever hold it for me.

  感谢太阳,它是新一天的开始。感谢你让我今早一起床就满怀信心,知道自己能在这新的一天找到她。但最要感谢的是我不必再等下一个日出,因为无论我想何时看到它,我都可以看向她,它总会出现在她的双眸里;她永远为我留着。

  She is my sunrise, my dawn, my new day.

  她是我的日出,我的黎明,我崭新的一天。

经典英语励志短文

02
  不逼自己一把,你不知道自己到底有多强大

  How strong are you?

  你有多强大?

  That is a tough question to answer, whether you are a man or a woman.

  不管你是男人还是女人,这都是个很难回答的问题。

  But, really, I want to ask… how do you define your strength?

  但是,说实话,我想知道,你是怎么定义力量的呢?

  How do you know your limits? How do you know just how much you’ve got?

  你是如何了解自己的局限性?你怎么知道你能做到什么程度?

  When push comes to shove, we often discover that we are much stronger than we think.

  当压力来临时,我们会发现我们比想象中要更强大。

  What is Strength?

  什么是力量?

  Strength is not always about pure physical strength. Rather, it is about willpower. Discipline. Drive. It is about the capacity to get things done.

  力量并不仅仅指你的肌肉力量,它更多的指的是意志力、训练、动力。是一种能够做好事情的能力。

  I know some people who are intellectually strong, but they get very little done in their jobs. And I know others who find work extremely challenging, but are able to move mountains by their sheer drive and hard work.

  我知道有一些人虽然很聪明,但是他们在工作中能够做好的事情却很少。而另外一些人虽然知道工作很具有挑战性,但他们仍能通过强大的动力和艰苦的工作来移动大山。

  They possess inner strength.

  他们具有强大的内心力量。

  More interesting, is that these productive hard-workers often don’t even notice the load. Bystanders are not only amazed, but often ask, “How do you do it?”

  更有趣的是,这些非常努力工作的人并没有意识到工作量的巨大。旁观者不仅感到很吃惊,而且还经常问,“你是怎么做到的?”

  The answer usually comes back, “I just work harder than the others.”

  经常得到这样的回答,“我只是比别人更努力一些罢了。”

  So, why are some people able to do more? What gives them added drive? What gives them extra strength?

  所以,为什么有些人就能做到更多?他们的动力是哪里来的呢?是谁给予他们多余的力量?

  Could it be, they have simply given themselves permission to do more?

  还是,仅仅是他们自己给自己力量来做到更多?

  Self-Imposed Limits

  自我强加的局限性

  What I have observed is that most people impose their own limits. They limit their output based on self-framed constraints of their capabilities and strengths. Sometimes these boundaries are based on past experiences. Sometimes they are based on perceived capacities. Sometimes these limits are based on nothing.

  据我所观察,很多人都是自己强加给自己的局限性。他们有时候根据能力和力量自我设定了他们的局限,有时候根据过去的经历设定一些边界,还有的根据想象中的能力设定,还有些则毫无任何根据就限定了自己的力量。

  I can’t do that. (Why?)

  我做不到。(为什么呢?)

  That is too much for me. (How do you know?)

  对我来说太难了。(你怎么知道太难?)

  I can’t put in that much effort. (What would happen if you did?)

  我做不到那么努力。(如果你做了会怎么样?)

  I am not smart enough to solve that. (Can you be sure if you haven’t tried?)

  我不够聪明,解决不了这件事。(你不尝试怎么能如此确定?)

  So, how do we break through these limits? How do we get stronger?

  所以,怎样才能打破这些局限?怎么才能更强大?

  Pushing It…

  给自己点压力

  Many people are going through the motions, but are nowhere near their limits.

  很多人都做出了实际行动,但是从来就没有到达他们的极限。

  If you want to be stronger, you have to push your boundaries.

  如果你想变得更加强大,你就要打破你的局限。

  Pushing it is what it takes to increase your limits. In the gym, bodybuilders discovered this long ago. But, the same principle is true when it comes to inner strength. Discipline and drive.

  给自己施加压力就能提高你的极限。在体育馆,健身者很早之前就体会到了这一点。所以,同样的原则运用到内心力量方面也是正确的,训练自己,给自己一些动力。

  Want to test your limits? Push yourself. Test your self-perceived constraints to see how accurate they are. Make sure your goals are slightly beyond what you think can be achieved.

  你想挑战你的极限吗?那就给自己点压力。去测试下自己以前的极限到底有多准确。要确定一个能稍微超过力所能及的目标。

  You Are Stronger Than You Think

  你比自己想象的要强大

  Most people underestimate their strength.

  很多人低估了自己的能力。

  As you go through your day, challenge your capacity. Test your limits.

  当你过每一天的时候,都要挑战一下你的能力,测试下自己的极限。

  Push yourself, to find your true boundaries and define your strength.

  给自己施加点压力,找到你真正的极限,然后定义你的能力。

  When you discover how much you’ve really got, you may surprise even yourself.

  当你发现你真正能获取的,你会发现自己都感到不可思议。

  What are your self-imposed limits? Which do you need to push? When have you found that you were much stronger than you thought?

  你给自己强加的限制是什么?哪一方面需要你增加压力呢?到什么时候你会发现你比想象中要强大呢?

英语演讲励志短文

03
  As you slowly open your eyes, look around , notice where the light comes into your room; listen carefully, see if there are new sounds you can recognize; feel with your body and spirit, and see if you can sense the freshness in the air.

  Yes, yes, yes, it's a new day, it's a different day, and it's a bright day! And most importantly, it is a new beginning for your life, a beginning where you are going to make new desicisions, take new actions, make new friends, and take your life to a totally unprecedented level!

  In your mind's eye, you can see clearly the things you want to have, the paces you intend to go, the relationships you desire to develop, and the positions you aspire to reach.

  You can hear your laughters of joy and happiness on the day when everything happens as you dream.

  You can see the smiles on the people around you when the magic moment strikes.

  You can feel your face is getting red, your heart is beating fast, and your blood is rushing all over your body, to every single corner of your being!

  You know all this is real as long as you are confident,passionate and committed! And you are confident, you are passionate, you are committed!

  You will no longer fear making new sounds, showing new facial expressions, using your body in new ways,approaching new people, and asking new questions.

  You will live every single day of your life with absolute passion, and you will show your passion through the words you speak and the actions you take.

  You will focus all your time and effort on the most important goals of your life. You will never succumb to challenges of hardships.

  You will never waver in your pursuit of excellence. After all,you are the best, and you deserve the best!

  As your coach and friend, I can assure you the door to all the best things in the world will open to you, but the key to that door is in your hand. You must do your part, you must faithfully follow the

  plans you make and take the actions you plan, you must never quit, you must never fear. I know you must do it, you can do it, you will do it, and you will succeed! Now stand firm and tall, make a fist, get excited, and yell it out:

  I must do it! I can do it! I will do it! I will succeed!

  I must do it! I can do it! I will do it! I will succeed!

  I must do it! I can do it! I will do it! I will succeed!

英语青春励志短文

04
  Let's take steps to banish some of the most common negative thoughts many of us repeat to ourselves

  Let's take steps to banish some of the most common negative thoughts many of us repeat to ourselves. Being in a negative space is harmful to our overall well-being, because what you dwell on can easily become self fulfilling if you don't change your mindset.

  让我们一起行动起来,消灭那些我们经常告诉自己的消极想法吧!如果你不改变想法,而是一味地沉浸在消极的念头中,那么,我们的整个身心就会受到影响,因为“噩梦”也会成真。

  1.I'm not good enough.

  我不够好。

  This type of negative thought that can apply to many categories. Maybe you don't think you're a good enough mother or good at a sport. Even if you find yourself lacking in something, there's no need to keep repeating it to yourself. The human brain is an incredible thing. Be inspired by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Harvard-trained neuroscientist who suffered a stroke that left her unable to walk, read, write, talk, or remember her previous life. Dr. Taylor took eight years to recover and has since then written a best-selling book about her experience and appeared on Oprah. Keep on working toward something, and watch the leaps and bounds you'll make.

  这种消极想法有很多类型。比如你认为自己不是个称职的妈妈或不擅长运动。即使你真的发现了自己的弱点,也没必要对自己不断复述。人脑是神奇的。吉尔泰勒就是个激励的好典型,她是哈佛大学的神经系统学专家,中风后她就失去了行走、阅读、书写、交谈的能力了,甚至还失忆了。她花了八年的时间复原,用自己的经历写了畅销书,还上了奥普拉的节目。坚持做一件事,亲眼见证自己的变化。

  2.No one cares about me.

  没人关心我。

  To accurately say that your family and friends don't care about you would be a very rare situation. Maybe you're being too negative and overlooking the gestures of love they show you. They don't even have to be big gestures, but it's the little things they do for you that count. And people may be reacting to the energy you're putting out; perhaps you think they don't care about you so you don't make any effort in your relationships. Start showing people you care, so they can show you back in kind. And if you don't have good relationships with the people you know, what's stopping you from making new friends?

  家人朋友都不关心你,这种情况其实不太常见。可能你过于消极的想法使你忽略了他们对你表达的爱。他们甚至并不需要为你做什么惊天动地的大事,正是一些小事才真正打动人心。或者你觉得没人关心你,所以无需再经营人际关系,但其实也许人们只有在感知到你的付出后,才会对你进行回报;关心别人,别人才会关心你。如果你和周围人的关系处理不好,为何不结交些新朋友?

  3.I really dislike this person.

  我真的不喜欢这个人。

  If you dislike a person in your work or personal life, focusing on her bad qualities is not going to make things better. You need to let go of your assumptions about her and know that she is human too, which means she makes mistakes. Either you move on and stop thinking and talking about her, or learn to approach her or think about her in a positive manner. Focus on her good qualities, and repeat them to yourself instead of honing in on the unpleasant things.

  如果工作或生活中有你讨厌的人,只关注她的缺点有害无益。你需要放下对她的所有成见,告诉自己她也是个人,也有犯错的时候。要么就不再谈论她和想着她,要么学着去接近她,或想想她好的一面。多想想她的优点,不要再专注于让你不开心的事情。

  4.Why is she better off?

  为什么她比我好?

  Comparing yourself to someone else is never productive or positive. There's always going to be someone who is younger, prettier, smarter, or richer than you. If you keep coveting what someone else has, then this may cause you to be resentful of them, which will open a whole other negative can of worms. Remember, what they don't have is your whole package. Be appreciative of what you have, because if you want to play the comparison game, remember that there are people who are also worse off than you are.

  和别人比较永远不是有效率和积极的表现。总有比你年轻,漂亮,聪明,富有的人。如果你始终关注别人拥有什么,会带来你对他们的恨意,随即带来更多消极的想法。记住,你所拥有的也是他们所没有的。珍惜你所拥有的东西,如果真的想和别人比较,也别忘了总有比你差的人。

  5.I'll never reach my goal.

  我永远无法达到目标。

  If you think you're not going to be able "get there," think again. There are many people who are worse off and have overcome bigger obstacles than what you are facing. Take, for example, Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, an amputee who overcame his handicap to compete in the Olympics against his able-bodied peers. Everything is within your reach as long as you work hard and have a a positive attitude.

  如果你认为自己达不到,再想想。比你差的人比比皆是,他们遇到的困难也比你的更大。比如,奥运会短跑选手刀锋战士奥斯卡·皮斯托利斯,一个被截肢的运动员,战胜了自己的阻碍,在其他健壮的对手中脱颖而出赢得了奥运会的冠军。只要你努力付出,有着积极的信念,任何事都能够做到。