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如何从精神懒惰中"惊醒"

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小编摘要:凡是想积累财富的人,都必须具有百折不挠的精神。百老汇对于任何一名乞丐都给予一杯咖啡相一块三明治,而对于寻求大赌注的人,它却要求他们有毅力。

Those who have cultivated the HABIT of persistence seem to enjoy insurance against failure. No matter how many times they are defeated, they finally arrive up toward the top of the ladder. Sometimes it appears that there is a hidden Guide whose duty is to test men through all sorts of discouraging experiences. Those who pick themselves up after defeat and keep on trying, arrive; and the world cries, "Bravo! I knew you could do it!" The hidden Guide lets no one enjoy great achievement without passing the PERSISTENCE TEST. Those who can't take it, simply do not make the grade.

Those who can "take it" are bountifully rewarded for their PERSISTENCE. They receive, as their compensation, whatever goal they are pursuing. That is not all! They receive something infinitely more important than material compensation— the knowledge that "EVERY FAILURE BRINGS WITH IT THE SEED OF AN EQUIVALENT ADVANTAGE."

There are exceptions to this rule; a few people know from experience the

soundness of persistence. They are the ones who have not accepted defeat as being anything more than temporary. They are the ones whose DESIRES are so PERSISTENTLY APPLIED that defeat is finally changed into victory. We who stand on the side-lines of Life see the overwhelmingly large number who go down in defeat, never to rise again. We see the few who take the punishment of defeat as an urge to greater effort. These, fortunately, never learn to accept Life's reverse gear. But what we DO NOT SEE, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible POWER which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement. If we speak of this power at all we call it PERSISTENCE, and let it go at that. One thing we all know, if one does not possess PERSISTENCE, one does not achieve noteworthy success in any calling.

As these lines are being written, I look up from my work, and see before me, less than a block away, the great mysterious "Broadway," the "Graveyard of Dead Hopes," and the "Front Porch of Opportunity." From all over the world people have come to Broadway, seeking fame, fortune, power, love, or whatever it is that human beings call success. Once in a great while someone steps out from the long procession of seekers, and the world hears that another person has mastered Broadway. But Broadway is not easily nor quickly conquered. She acknowledges talent, recognizes genius, pays off in money, only after one has refused to QUIT.

Then we know he has discovered the secret of how to conquer Broadway. The secret is always inseparably attached to one word, PERSISTENCE!

The secret is told in the struggle of Fannie Hurst, whose PERSISTENCE conquered the Great White Way. She came to New York in 1915, to convert writing into riches. The conversion did not come quickly, BUT IT CAME. For four years Miss Hurst learned about "The Sidewalks of New York" from first hand experience. She spent her days laboring, and her nights HOPING. When hope grew dim, she did not say, "Alright Broadway, you win!" She said, "Very well, Broadway, you may whip some, but not me. I'm going to force you to give up."

One publisher (The Saturday Evening Post) sent her thirty six rejection slips, before she "broke the ice and got a story across. The average writer, like the "average" in other walks of life, would have given up the job when the first rejection slip came. She pounded the pavements for four years to the tune of the publisher's "NO," because she was determined to win.

Then came the "payoff." The spell had been broken, the unseen Guide had tested Fannie Hurst, and she could take it. From that time on publishers made a beaten path to her door. Money came so fast she hardly had time to count it. Then the moving picture men discovered her, and money came not in small change, but in floods. The moving picture rights to her latest novel, "Great Laughter," brought $100,000.00, said to be the highest price ever paid for a story before publication. Her royalties from the sale of the book probably will run much more.

Briefly, you have a description of what PERSISTENCE is capable of achieving. Fannie Hurst is no exception. Wherever men and women accumulate great riches, you may be sure they first acquired PERSISTENCE. Broadway will give any beggar a cup of coffee and a sandwich, but it demands PERSISTENCE of those who go after the big stakes.

Kate Smith will say "amen" when she reads this. For years she sang, without money, and without price, before any microphone she could reach. Broadway said to her, "Come and get it, if you can take it." She did take it until one happy day Broadway got tired and said, "Aw, what's the use? You don't know when you're whipped, so name your price, and go to work in earnest." Miss Smith named her price! It was plenty. Away up in figures so high that one week's salary is far more than most people make in a whole year.


你也许会发现,你要从精神懒惰中"惊醒"。最初,同样是要慢慢地动,然后加速,直到你完全实现对意识的控制为止。在开始的时候,无论运动是多么的困难,你都必须坚持。只要有坚毅的精神,成功便会到来。

凡是具有坚毅精神的人,似乎都享有不会失败的保险。不论他们曾经失败过多少次,最终都能走向目标的顶端。这会使人觉得好像有一个看不见的圣者,他总是用各种令人沮丧的失败来考验人们。那些失败后能再爬起来的人总能成功!而经不起考验的人,则无法获得成就。

凡是经得起考验的人,都会因为他的毅力而获得丰厚的报酬。他们能够实现自己所追求的任何目标,并获得比物质报酬更为重要的东西--幸福,智慧。

只有少数人是坚韧不拔的。这些人承认失败只是一时的,他们依靠顽强的欲望而使失败转化为胜利。我们站在人生的轨道上,目击绝大多数的人在失败中倒下去,永远不能再爬起来。对此,我们只能总结说,一个人没有毅力,那他在任何一行中都不会得到成就,在任何一个地方都可以倒下。

写到这里,我从纸上抬起头来,看到了神秘的百老汇。它是"死去的希望坟场",也是"机会的长廊"。世界各地的人来到百老汇,寻求声誉、财产、权力和爱情。每隔一段时间,在寻求者的队伍中就会有人脱颖而出,于是世界上就传说又有一人征服了百老汇。百老汇不是轻易能够征服的。只有一个人在拒绝"放弃"之后,它才会承认他的才智与天分,并给予财富报酬。

这就是征服百老汇的秘诀,这秘诀就是毅力。

芬妮·赫斯特奋斗的故事说明了这些秘诀,她朋毅力征服了百老汇。赫斯特小姐于1915 年来到纽约,想依靠写作来积累财富。但这个过程很漫长,整整耗费了她4 年时间。在4 年里赫斯特摸熟了纽约的人行道,她白天用来打短工,晚上耕耘希望。在希望黯淡时,她没有说:"好啊,百老汇,你胜了。"而是说:"好的,百老汇,你可以击败某些人,但却不能击败我,我会使你认输的。"

在她的第一篇稿子发表前,曾收到过36 张退稿单。普通的人在接到第一张退稿单时,便会放弃写作了。而她却坚持了4 年之久,决心要获得成功。

终于,赫斯特小姐成功了。她战胜了困难与时间的考验。从此以后,出版商纷纷登门求稿。钱来得太快,她几乎都来不及数。接着电影界也发现了她。从此辉煌的成就就如洪水似的滚滚而来。

因此凡是想积累财富的人,都必须具有百折不挠的精神。百老汇对于任何一名乞丐都给予一杯咖啡相一块三明治,而对于寻求大赌注的人,它却要求他们有毅力。

凯蒂·史密斯读到这里时,一定会说"阿门"。她曾在许多年中,没有钱和地位,只能在麦克风前演唱。后来她不怕失败,抓住了机会,终于向百老汇要了一个大价钱。
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2011-03-04 08:39 编辑:kuaileyingyu
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