今天收到朋友分享的一則影片，一則短短三分半的英文演說，淺顯易懂的成功觀念，價值 4,000 美金，值得一看。底下附上演說原文(含保哥的摘要註解)，讓有興趣的人研讀，訓練英文閱讀能力與聽力。 若想直接看有中文字幕的版本，可以點選這個連結。
This is really a two-hour presentation I give to high school students, cut down to three minutes. And it all started one day on a plane, on my way to TED, seven years ago. And in the seat next to me was a high school student, a teenager, and she came from a really poor family. And she wanted to make something of her life. And she asked me a simple little question: she said, what leads to success? And I felt really badly, because I couldn't give her a good answer. So I get off the plane and I come to TED. And I think, geez, I'm in a middle of a room of successful people. So why don't I ask them what helped them succeed and pass it on to kids? So here we are, 7 years, 500 interviews later and I'm going to tell you what really leads to success.
The first thing is Passion. ( 擁有熱情 )
Freeman Thomas says, "I'm driven by my passion". TED-sters do it for love, they don't do it for money. Carol Colleta says, "I would pay someone to do what I do". The interesting thing is, if you do it for love, the money comes anyway.
Work. ( 認真工作 )
Rupert Murdoch said to me, "It's all hard work. Nothing comes easily. But I have a lot of fun." Did he say fun?! Rupert? Yes, TED-sters do have fun working, and they work hard. I figure they're not workaholics (工作狂), they're workafrolics (工作玩家). [註: 演說者自創的字，是 work 與 frolic 的組合]
Good. ( 擅長某些事 or 擁有專長 )
Alex Garden says, "To be successful, put your nose down in something and get damn good at it." There's no magic; it's practice, practice, practice.
And focus. ( 專注於一件事 )
Norma Jewison said to me, "I think it all has to do with focusing yourself on one thing".
And push. ( 讓自己不斷進步 )
David Gallo says, "Push yourself. Physically, mentally, you gotta push, push, push." You've got to push through shyness and self-doubt. Goldie Hawn says, "I always had self-doubts. I wasn't good enough, I wasn't smart enough, I didn't think I'd make it." It's not always easy to push yourself and that's why they invented mothers. [笑..] Frank Geary said to me, "My mother pushed me".
Serve! ( 為他人提供服務 )
Sherwin Nulan says, "It was a privilege to serve as a doctor. "Now a lot of kids tell me they want to be millionaires. And the first thing I say to them is, "OK, but you can't serve yourself. You got to serve others something of value. Because that's the way people really get rich".
Ideas. ( 富有創意的想法 )
Bill Gates says, "I had an idea: founding the first micro-computer software company." I'd say it was a pretty good idea. And there's no magic to creativity and coming up with ideas. It's just doing some very simple things. And I give lots of evidence.
- Listen (聆聽)
- Observe (觀察)
- Be Curious (好奇心)
- Ask Questions (時常發問)
- Problem Solve (解決問題)
- Make Connections (多多交流)
Persist. ( 無條件的堅持下去 )
Joe Kraus says, "Persistence is the number one reason for our success". You got to persist through failure (遭遇失敗), you got to persist through CRAP, which of course means: Criticism (被批評), Rejection (被拒絕), Assholes (被小人中傷) and Pressure (與壓力共處). [笑..]
So, the big end. The answer to this question is simple. Pay $4,000 and come to TED! Or failing that, do the 8 things -- and trust me, these are the big 8 things that lead to success.
Thank you TED-sters for all your interviews!