学习啦【英语散文】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-19
Just for today
Just for today I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
Just for today I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said，that "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."
Just for today I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my "luck" as it comes.
Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.
Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways. I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out: If anybody knows of it, it will not count. I will do at least two things I don't want to do—just for exercise. I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt: they may be hurt, but today I will not show it.
Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticize not one bit，and try not to improve or regulate anybody but myself.
Just for today I will have a program, I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.
Just for today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself and relax. During this half hour, sometime, I will try to get a better perspective of my life.
Just for today I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful，and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.
Pinkie victory over big hammer
The world no.1 salesman was asked to share his secret of success upon his retirement. 2,500 salesmen came to listen to his speech. He set a very big iron ball and a big hammer on the stage.
Then he asked, “Who can move this iron ball?” one person in the audience said, “I want to try.” He went on the stage and knocked at the big iron ball once. It didn’t budge. Then came more men. The iron ball still didn’t move.
At this time the speaker said, “Now I teach you the secret.” He then poked the iron ball every 5 seconds by his pinkie no matter how the audience reacted. The iron ball began to move a little after 40miutes. But the iron ball swung fiercely after 50 minutes.
He then asked, “Who can stop the iron ball on the stage?” the people down the stage all said it couldn’t be done. The world no.1 salesman said, “This is my secret of success. I visit customers everyday until they give in. you see they just can’t block me when I succeed.”
Why can not fleas jump out of a jar
You train fleas by potting them in a jar with a top on it. Fleas jump, so they will jump up and hit the top over and over and over again. As you watch them jump and hit the top, you will notice something interesting. The fleas continue to jump, but they are no longer jumping high enough to hit the top. Then, and it’s a matter of record, you can take the top off and though the fleas continue to jump, they won’t jump out of the jar. I repeat, they won’t jump out because they can’t. The reason is simple. They have conditioned themselves to jump just so high. Once they have conditioned themselves to jump just so high, that’s all they can do.
Many times, people do the same thing. They restrict themselves and never reach their potential. Just like the fleas, they fail to jump higher, thinking they are doing all they can do.