英语励志文章

01

你可以选择自己想过的生活

  Occasionally, life can be undeniably, impossibly difficult. We are faced with challenges and events that can seem overwhelming, life-destroying to the point where it may be hard to decide whether to keep going. But you always have a choice. Jessica Heslop shares her powerful, inspiring journey from the worst times in her life to the new life she has created for herself:
  生活有时候困难得难以置信,但又不容置疑。我们面临的挑战与困境似乎无法抵御,试图毁灭我们生活,甚至使你犹疑是否继续走下去。但是你总有选择的余地。从人生低谷走向新生活的杰西卡·赫斯乐普,在这里与我们分享她启迪心灵、充满震撼力的生活之旅。
  In 2012 I had the worst year of my life.
  2012年是我生活中最艰难的一年。
  I worked in a finance job that I hated and I lived in a concrete jungle city with little greenery. I occupied my time with meaningless relationships and spent copious quantities of money on superficialities. I was searching for happiness and had no idea where to find it.
  我做着讨厌的财务工作,住在难寻绿色的高楼林立的城市。我忙于无意义的交往,在一些肤浅表面的东西上大笔开销。我寻找快乐,却又不知道它在哪里。
  Then I fell ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and became virtually bed bound. I had to quit my job and subsequently was left with no income. I lived with my boyfriend of then only 3 months who financially supported me and our relationship was put under great pressure. I eventually regained my physical health, but not long after that I got a call from my family at home to say that my father’s cancer had fiercely progressed and that he had been admitted to a hospice.
  然后我患上了慢性疲劳综合症,几乎到了卧床不起的地步。我不得不辞掉工作,同时也就断了财源。我和那时仅相处了3个月的男友住在一起,经济上完全依赖于他,我们的关系承受着巨大压力。终于我恢复健康,但不久,我接到家里的电话,父亲的癌症急剧恶化,已经住进了临终关怀中心。
  I left the city and I went home to be with him.
  我离开了城市,回家陪父亲。
  He died 6 months later.
  6个月之后,他去世了。
  My father was a complete inspiration to me. He was always so strong that, for a minute after he drew his last breath, I honestly thought he would come back to life. I couldn’t believe I would never again cuddle into his big warm chest and feel safe no matter what.
  父亲的事让我彻底清醒。他一直很强壮,在他咽气之后一分钟里,我真的认为,他会活过来。我不能相信,我再也不能依偎在他温暖的怀抱里,享受他宽大的胸怀带给我的安全感。
  The grief that followed was intense for all of us 5 children and our mother, but we had each other.
  母亲和我们5个兄弟姐妹极为难过,但至少我们还拥有彼此。
  But my oldest sister at that time complained of a bad back. It got so bad after 2 months that she too was admitted to hospital.
  但是,那时我大姐开始抱怨着背痛,2个月后,因疼痛加剧也住进了医院。
  They discovered that she had highly advanced cancer in her bones and that there was nothing that they could do.
  医生们检查发现,她已是骨癌晚期,对此他们已无能为力。
  She died 1 month later.
  1个月之后,她也走了。
  I could never put into words the loss of my sister in my life.
  大姐的逝去让我陷入难以形容的痛苦之中。
  She was a walking, talking angel and my favourite person in the whole world. If someone could have asked me the worst thing that could ever happen, it would have been losing her.
  在这个世界上,她是一个能走路、会说话的天使,我最喜欢的人。如果有人问我,世界上发生的最坏的事情是什么,那就是失去她。
  She was my soul-mate and I never thought I would journey this lifetime without her.
  她是我的灵魂伴侣,我从来没有想过,我会走过没有她陪伴的生命旅程。
  The Moment Of Deliberate Choice
  抉择时刻
  The shock and extreme heart break brought me to my knees. The pain was so great and my world just looked desolate. I had no real home, no money, no job, and no friends that cared. Not one person had even sent me a sympathy card for my loss.
  我被打击和极度的心痛击挎了。强烈的痛苦使世界在我眼中变得如此凄凉。我没有真正意义上的家,没有钱,没有工作,也没有关心我的朋友。没有一个人因我失去亲人而寄给我慰问卡。
  I made an attempt of my own life and I ended up in hospital.
  我尝试着活下去,结果住进了医院。
  I remember lying in the hospital bed, looking up at the ceiling and seeing my sister’s beautiful face. She stayed with me all night long.
  我记得,躺在病床上,看着天花板,看到姐姐美丽的面庞。她整夜守候着我。
  I realised during that night that I had a choice. I could choose to end my life or I could choose to live it.
  那天晚上,我意识到我可以选择。要么结束生命,要么活下去。
  I looked in my sister’s eyes and I made a decision not to go with her just yet. That I would stay and complete my journey here.
  望着姐姐的眼睛,我决定不跟她走。我要留下来,走完我的生命旅程。
  I also made the decision that, I wouldn’t just live any life. I would live the life that I absolutely LOVE and nothing less.
  同时,我还决定,不只为生活而生活,我要完全以自己想要的方式生活。
  In that moment, the clarity that descended around me was like a light shining in a dark room for the first time. As if the earth’s plates had shifted under my feet and everything suddenly looked real for the first time.
  在那一刻,这一想法第一次清晰得如同一盏在黑暗闪烁的明灯。好像脚下的地球版块变换了,每一样东西在我眼前都真实得前所未有。

 

学习英语的励志文章

02

Dear I, Where Are You?

 

  Everything about my future was ambiguously assumed. I would get into debt by going to college, then I would be forced to get a job to pay off that debt, while still getting into more and more debt by buying a house and a car. It seemed like a never-ending cycle that had no place for the possibility of a dream.
  我们未来的一切似乎都模糊地设定好了,利用贷款上大学,然后为了还债被迫去找一份工作,还要为了买房买车背负更多的债务……这仿佛是一个无休止的循环,让我们的梦想没有实现的机会。
  I want more—but not necessarily in the material sense of personal wealth and success. I want more out of life. I want a passion, a conceptual dream that wouldn’t let me sleep out of pure excitement. I want to spring out of bed in the morning, rain or shine, and have that zest for life that seemed so intrinsic in early childhood.
  我们想要的更多——并不是对于个人财富和成功等物质性需求,我们对于生活,想要更多。我想要热忱、有概念的梦想,让我不会空怀纯粹的兴奋入睡。我希望能在早晨一跃起床,无论是阳光普照还是刮风下雨,也能对生活充满热情,就像我们的童年时固有的一样。
  We all have a dream. It might be explicitly defined or just a vague idea, but most of us are so stuck in the muck of insecurity and self-doubt that we just dismiss it as unrealistic or too difficult to pursue.
  我们都有梦想,无论它是明确的目标还是模糊的主意,但我们大多数人都受困于不安全和自我怀疑的泥泞里,我们把梦想看做是不现实的、难以追求的,最后放弃了。
  We become so comfortable with the life that has been planned out for us by our parents, teachers, traditions, and societal norms that we feel that it’s stupid and unsafe to risk losing it for the small hope of achieving something that is more fulfilling.
  我们变得满足于父母、老师、传统及社会规条为我们营造的安逸生活。为了那一点点能够为生活变得更充实的希望去冒险,我们会认为这是愚蠢和危险的。
  “The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.” ~Jawaharlal Nehru
  过于谨慎才是最大的危险——贾瓦哈拉尔·尼赫鲁(印度开国总理)
  Taking a risk is still a risk. We can, and will, fail. Possibly many, many, many times. But that is what makes it exciting for me. That uncertainty can be viewed negatively, or it can empower us.
  冒险始终还是有风险。我们,也有可能失败,还有可能是失败很多很多次。但这会让我们更加兴奋。不确定因素看起来有不利,但同时也能激励我们。
  Failing is what makes us grow, it makes us stronger and more resilient to the aspects of life we have no control over. The fear of failure, although, is what makes us stagnant and sad. So even though I couldn’t see the future as clearly as before, I took the plunge in hopes that in the depths of fear and failure, I would come out feeling more alive than ever before.
  失败能让我们成长,让我们更强大,让我们更能适应生活中难以控制的各个方面。对于失败的恐惧,让我们停滞不前,悲伤不已。尽管不能清晰地看见未来,在恐惧和失败的深渊里,我们也要保持希望,那么我们将活得更有生命力。
  If you feel lost, just take a deep breath and realize that being lost can be turning point of finding out who you truly are, and what you truly want to do.
  如果你迷失了自我,请深呼吸,迷失或许能成为你人生的转折点,让你发现真正的自己,并让你知道自己想真正成为怎样的人。

高中英语励志文章

03

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?

 

疯狂英语励志文章

04

给你坚持的勇气

  1. You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have。
  1. 不到没有退路之时,你永远不会知道自己有多强大。
  2. You cannot change what you refuse to confront。
  2. 你不去面对又怎么能去改变呢。
  3. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying。
  3. 无论你犯了多少错,或者你进步得有多慢,你都走在了那些不曾尝试的人的前面。
  4. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain。
  4. 生活不是等待暴风雨过去,而是要学会在雨中跳舞。
  5. Letting go doesn't mean that you're a quitter. It doesn't mean that you lost. It just means that you realize in that moment that's it's time to let go and move on。
  5. 放手不代表放弃,不代表你输了。那只代表你知道在那一刻你该放手了,然后继续生活。
  6. If you are passionate about something, pursue it, no matter what anyone else thinks. That's how dreams are achieved。
  6. 如果你想要什么,那就勇敢地去追求,不要管别人是怎么想的,因为这就是实现梦想的方式。
  7. Give up worrying about what others think of you. What they think isn't important. What is important is how you feel about yourself。
  7. 不要为别人怎么看你而烦恼。别人的看法并不重要,重要的是你怎么看待你自己。
  8. You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren't busy denying them。
  8. 当你不再急于否认错误时,你就学到了重要的一课。
  9. Never let success get to your head, and never let failure get to your heart。
  9. 不要让成功冲昏了头脑,也不要把失败记在心里。
  10. Life is short and you deserve to be happy。
  10. 生命苦短,你应该过得开心些。