英文朗讀練習 Day 42-47

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Anything that requires(需要) change can be difficult. Yet (然而)in order to learn and grow and make progress (進步), you must change.

When facing a change , ask yourself Am I being open-minded? Or am I being  resistant?(抵抗)

Confront(面對) your difficulties head-on , force yourself to explore where they come from , and you'll find that you'll learn a lot.

任何需要改變的事都很難,但為了學習,成長和進步,你必須改變。

面對改變時,要捫心自問:我的心態算開放嗎?還是有些抵觸?要直面困難,強迫自己找出困難來自何方,你會發現自己能學到很多。

Sometimes asking questions to gain(获得) perspective (看法)can be misperceived(误解)as being weak and indecisive (优柔寡断). Of course it's not. It's necessary in order to become wise and it is a prerequisite(先决条件) for being strong and decisive.

Always seek the advice of wise others and let those who are better than you take the lead.

The objective is to have the understanding to make the best possible leadership decisions.

Be open-minded and assertive at the same time and get it tight syne with those who work with you, recognizing that sometimes not all or even majority of people will agree with you.

有时候,问别人问题来形成判断可能被认为是弱势和不果断的表现。这当然不是。问问题是理行知事的必要条件,也是变强和果断的前提。

要经常向有智慧的人寻求建议,让比你强的人来具体指挥,目的是达到最佳理解来实现最佳领导决策。要保持开放心态,同时还要行事果断,与共事的人求取紧密共识,并认识到有些时候,并不是所有人都认同你,甚至大多数人都不赞同你的意见。


Just worry about making the best decisions possible, recognizing that no matter what you do, most everyone will think you’re doing something—or many things—wrong. It is human nature for people to want you to believe their own opinions and to get angry at you if you don’t, even when they have no reason to believe that their opinions are good. So, if you’re leading well, you shouldn’t be surprised if people disagree with you. The important thing is for you to be logical and objective in assessing your probabilities of being right. 


It is not illogical or arrogant to believe that you know better than the average person, so long as you are appropriately open-minded. In fact, it is not logical to believe that what the average person thinks is better than what you and the most insightful people around you think, because you have earned your way into your higher than 

average position and you and those insightful people are more informed than the average person. If the opposite were true, then you and the average man shouldn’t have your respective jobs. In other words, if you don’t have better insights than them, you shouldn’t be a leader—and if you do have better insights than them, don’t worry if you are doing unpopular things. 


So how should you deal with your people? Your choices are either to ignore them (which will lead to resentment and your ignorance of what they are thinking), blindly do what they want (which wouldn’t be a good idea), or encourage them to bring their disagreements to the surface and work through them so openly and reasonably that everyone will recognize the relative merits of your thinking. Have the open disagreement and be happy to either win or lose the thought battles, as long as the best ideas win out. I believe that an idea meritocracy will not only produce better results than other systems but will also ensure more alignment behind appropriate yet unpopular decisions.


你要操心的是要尽可能做出最佳决策,因为不管你做什么,很多人都会说有些事你做得不对,或很多事都做得不对。人的本性就是这样,希望别人相信他们的观点,如果你不信,他们就会生气,即便他们自己也没有理由相信自己就是正确的。所以,如果你是个好的领导者,你就不应该对别人不认同你的意见而感到意外。重要的是,你在评估自己决策正确与否时,要有逻辑、立场客观。只要你自己有适当的开放心态,即便你相信自己比一般人更有见解,也不能说明你缺乏逻辑或武断自负。

实际上,认为一般人的想法超过你和你身边见解超群的人的想法,这本身就是不合逻辑的。因为,你们是经过了一番努力才到了现在的比平均水平更高的位置,而且你和那些很有见解的人比一般人都拥有更多的信息。否则,你们和那些普通的人就不应处于现在各自的职位上。换句话说,如果你的见解不比一般人高,你就不应是领导者;如果你的见解比他们的更高,那就不必担心你做的事情不受欢迎。 

因此,你该如何对待员工呢?你的选择或者是忽略其存在(导致他们怒气冲冲,而你也不知道他们在想什么),或者盲目地按照他们的想法行事(这不是什么好主意),或者是鼓励他们把分歧摆到桌面上,经过公开、理性的讨论让每个人了解你观点的相对优势。要允许把分歧公开,愿意进行观点论战,无论输赢,只要最好的观点胜出即可。我相信,创意择优不仅可以产生比其他机制更好的结果,还能使合理但不受欢迎的决策赢得更多认同。


Work Longer and Harder

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

—JAMES THURBER


成功秘密 6:工作更长时间,工作更努力

我工作越努力就越幸运。 JAMEST HURBER


ACTION EXERCISE

Make a plan today to increase the number of hours you work each day.

Resolve to get to the office one hour earlier and get a head start on the day. Work at lunchtime when others are gone. Stay one hour later to get caught up. This strategy alone will double your output while adding only two hours to your day.

行动练习

立即制定计划,增加每天工作的小时数。下决心提前一小时到达办公室,并在当

天就开始执行。在午餐时间其他人离开时继续工作。下班后再工作一个小时,以

期能够赶上别人。仅此策略就会使你的输出翻倍,同时仅增加两小时的工作时间。


 For example , when choosing which movie to watch or what book to read , are you drawn to proven(被证明是正确的) classics or the newest big thing?

In my opinion, it is smarter to choose the great over the new.

例如,在选择看什么电影,读什么书时,你倾向于⌚️证明的经典还是最新的轰动性作品?在我看来,选择最好而不是最新是更聪明的做法



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