学习啦【英语美文欣赏】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-30
走自己的路Follow Your Own Course
Don’t listen to those who say, "It’s not done that way."
Maybe it’s not, but maybe you will.
Don’t listen to those who say,
"You’re taking too big a chance."
Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine Floor, duanwenw.com and it would surely have be rubbed2 out by today.
Most importantly, don’t listen when the little voice of fear inside of you raises its ugly head and says,"
They’re all smarter than you out there.
They’re more talented;
they’re taller, blonder, prettier, luckier and have connections ..."
I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others,
but with the strength of conviction5that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you’ll be a person worthy of your own respect.
思想与行动Thoughts and Actions
Some people go through life standing at the excuse counter.
They say they’d like to do this or that, but then they offer all the excuses in the world for why they can’t do whatever it is. No matter what the excuses are, the only thing that is usually limiting them is their own self-perception.
If I’ve learned anything, I’ve learned that a person —any person —may do anything they set their mind on doing. duanwenw.com The things you need are willingness to work for what you want, patience to learn what you need to know and, most important of all, belief in yourself. You only need a seed, and then your faith in yourself will grow with you as you move forward.
If your self-perception is that you can’t accomplish something because you’re not smart enough, then take the time to learn what you need to know, and then your self-perception will change.
If your self-perception is that you can’t accomplish something because you never finish anything you start, then go and finish something and change your self- perception.
If your self-perception is that you’re too lazy, too busy, too unworthy, too unfocused, too depressed, duanwenw.com or too dependent on others to accomplish great things, then you’re right. You are that because you believe you are, but in fact, you can change that! Life is change, and the past doesn’t equal the future. Your reality today is the result of your past beliefs and actions. Change your beliefs and actions, and you will change your future. Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right. You are what you think.
Think about that the next time you need an excuse.
Franklin’s life is full of charming stories which all young men should know —how he sold books in Boston, and became the guest of kings in Europe; how he was made Major General Franklin, only to quit1 because, as he said, he was no soldier, and yet helped to organize the army that stood before the trained troops of England and Germany.
This poor Boston boy, without a day’s schooling, became master of six languages and never stopped studying; this neglected apprentice conquered the lightning, made his name famous, received degrees and diplomas from many colleges, duanwenw.com and became forever remembered as "Doctor Franklin", philosopher, scientist and political leader.
Self-made, self-taught, the candle maker’s son gave light to all the world; the street bookseller set all men singing of liberty; the apprentice became the most sought after man across the world, and brought his native land to praise and honor him.
He built America, for what our nation is today is largely due to the management, the forethought, the wisdom, and the ability of Benjamin Franklin. duanwenw.com He belongs to the world, but especially he belongs to America. The people around the world honored him while he was living; he is still regarded as the loftiest man by the common people today after his death. And he will live in people’s hearts forever.