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人生旅途中的每一个体验和发现,都是值得收藏和分享的宝藏. / Every discovery and experience in life journey are the treasure of life, and it is worth to keep and share.

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December 2014

好文章:卖一件旧衣服

今天在面子书上看到这样一则分享文章。很棒。。。

一个黒人父亲引导孩子卖衣服13岁的那年,父亲有一天突然递给他一件旧衣服。“这件衣服能值多少钱?”“大概一美元。”他回答。“你能将它卖到两美元吗?”父亲用探询的目光看着他。“傻子才会买!”他赌着气说。父亲的目光真诚中透着渴求:“你为什么不试一试呢?你知道的,家里日子并不好过,要是你卖掉了,也算帮了我和你的妈妈。”他这才点了点头:“我可以试一试,但是不一定能卖掉。”

他很小心地把衣服洗净,没有熨斗,他就用刷子把衣服刷平,铺在一块平板上阴干。第二天,他带着这件衣服来到一个人流密集的地铁站,经过六个多小时的叫卖,他终于卖出了这件衣服。他紧紧攥着两美元,一路奔回了家。

以后,每天他都热衷于从垃圾堆里淘出旧衣服,打理好后,去闹市里卖。如此过了十多天,父亲突然又递给他一件旧衣服:“你想想,这件衣服怎样才能卖到20美元?”“怎么可能?这么一件旧衣服怎么能卖到20美元,它至多值两美元。”“你为什么不试一试呢?”父亲启发他,“好好想想,总会有办法的。”终于,他想到了一个好办法。他请自己学画画的表哥在衣服上画了一只可爱的唐老鸭与一只顽皮的米老鼠。他选择在一个贵族子弟学校的门口叫卖。不一会儿,一个管家为他的小少爷买下了这件衣服,那个十来岁的孩子十分喜爱衣服上的图案,一高兴,又给了他5美元的小费。25美元,这无疑是一笔巨款!相当于他父亲一个月的工资。

回到家后,父亲又递给他一件旧衣服:“你能把它卖到200美元吗?”父亲目光深邃。这一回,他没有犹疑,他沉静地接过了衣服,开始了思索。两个月后,机会终于来了。当红电影《霹雳娇娃》的女主角拉佛西来到纽约做宣传。记者招待会结束后,他猛地推开身边的保安,扑到了拉佛西身边,举着旧衣服请她签名。拉佛西先是一愣,但是马上就笑了,没有人会拒绝一个纯真的孩子。拉佛西流畅地签完名。他笑着说:“拉佛西女士,我能把这件衣服卖掉吗?”“当然,这是你的衣服,怎么处理完全是你的自由!”他“哈”的一声欢呼起来:“拉佛西小姐亲笔签名的运动衫,售价200美元!”经过现场竞价,一名石油商人以1200美元的高价买了这件运动衫。回到家里,他和父亲,还有一家人陷入了狂欢。父亲感动得泪水横流,不断地亲吻着他的额头:“我原本打算,你要是卖不掉,我就叫人买下这件衣服。没想到你真的做到了!你真棒我的孩子,你真的很棒……”一轮明月升上山头,透过窗户柔柔地洒了一地月光。

这个晚上,父亲与他抵足而眠。父亲问:“孩子,从卖这三件衣服中,你有明白什么吗?”“我明白了。您是在启发我,”他感动地说,“只要开动脑筋,办法总是会有的。”父亲点了点头,又摇了摇头:“你说得不错,但这不是我的初衷。”“我只是想告诉你,一件只值一美元的旧衣服,都有办法高贵起来。何况我们这些活着的人呢?我们有什么理由对生活丧失信心呢?我们只不过黑一点、穷一点,可这又有什么关系?”“是的,连一件旧衣服都有办法高贵,我还有什么理由妄自菲薄呢!”20年后,他的名字传遍了世界的每一个角落。他的名字叫——迈克尔·乔丹。

人生感悟:生活并无完美,与其让生活带来更多的沮丧与抱怨,不如坚持着一份信念,相信通过努力可以让生活变得更好。

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9 Things Very Successful People Never Do

I’ve this great article from:  http://www.businessinsider.com/things-successful-people-never-do-2014-12?IR=T&utm_content=buffer71feb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Possibly you’ve stopped paying attention. Or possibly you’ve fallen into bad habits. Or possibly you’ve grown complacent.
Whatever the reasons, you’re now compromising, settling, or flying on unhappy autopilot.
Remarkably successful people don’t compromise on their standards. They don’t settle for less than what they hope to achieve. And they definitely don’t put their lives on autopilot. They believe success only comes from intention and action — and so they live that way.
Here are nine things remarkably successful people never do:

 
1. They never let the past dictate their future.

We all have limitations. We all have challenges. We all make mistakes. The key is to not be constrained by those things but to learn from them.
Easier said than done? It all depends on your perspective. Take mistakes: When something goes wrong, turn it into an opportunity to learn something you didn’t know — especially about yourself. (And when something goes wrong for someone else, turn it into an opportunity to be gracious and forgiving.)
Where you’ve been, what you’ve done — everything in the past is just training.
Remarkably successful people believe their past should inform them but should never define them.

 
2. They never gossip.

It’s hard to resist the inside scoop. Finding out the reasons behind someone’s decisions, the motivations behind someone’s actions, the skinny behind someone’s hidden agenda — much less whether Hugo is really dating Jeanette in accounting — those conversations are hard to resist.
Unfortunately, the person who gossips about other people is also gossiping about you. And suddenly gossip isn’t so much fun.
The next time you’re tempted to talk about another person, think about whether you would say what you’re about to say to that person.
And the next time someone starts to talk about someone else, excuse yourself and walk away. Don’t worry that you’ll lose a gossiper’s respect; anyone willing to gossip doesn’t respect other people anyway.
When remarkably successful people want to share the inside scoop, they just speak openly about their own thoughts and feelings. That way they’re not gossiping. They’re just being genuine.

 
3. They never say “yes” when they really mean “no.”

Refusing a request from colleagues, customers, or even friends is really hard. But rarely does saying no go over as badly as you expect. Most people will understand, and if they don’t, should you care too much about what they think?
When you say no, you only feel bad for a few moments. When you agree to something you really don’t want to do, you may feel bad for a long time — or at least as long as it takes you to do what you didn’t want to do in the first place.
Remarkably successful people practice saying no. They’ve gotten really good at saying no. They know that lets them focus on doing what they really need to do, for themselves and for other people.

 
4. They never interrupt.

When you interrupt someone, what you’re really saying is, “I’m not thinking about what you are saying. I’m thinking about what I want to say … and what I want to say is so important you need to hear it now.”
Want better professional relationships? Want better personal relationships? Listen, truly listen, to what other people say. Then ask questions to make sure you understand.
Remarkably successful people already know what they think — they want to learn from what everyone else thinks.
 

Late!Stephen/FlickrSuccessful people make it a priority to be on time.
5. They’re never late (without an incredibly good reason).

I know. You’re overwhelmed. So you’re always running behind. It stresses you out like crazy.
And it makes other people resent you like crazy. Whenever you’re late, other people rightly assume you feel your time is more important than theirs. (Which, of course, kills your chance of building an outstanding personal or professional relationship.)
Although you may believe you can’t help it, being late is a choice. You allow yourself to be late.
Remarkably successful people start the day a little earlier. They arrive early to their first scheduled event. They don’t worry that they’ll waste time — they plan ahead and bring along whatever they need to use any “early” time to get a few simple things done.
Then they feel a lot less stressed and as a result are more insightful, more creative, more decisive, and simply more “on” in everything they do.

 
6. They never resent.

Take it from Nelson Mandela: “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
The same holds for bitterness. And jealousy. And dislike.
When you hold on to ill will, the only person who loses is you.
Remarkably successful people put all that emotional energy into focusing not on what others have done but on what they themselves will do.

 
7. They never decide they don’t have the time.

Everyone knows someone who just seems to get a lot more done than other people. It’s the craziest thing. How do these folks do it? They must have no life, right?
Actually they have a great life: They’ve figured out what is important to them and they’re making it happen.
Figure out what’s important to you. Strip away all the stuff that isn’t. Then make it happen.
We’re all given the same amount of time. The only difference is how we use our time.
Remarkably successful people use their time.

 
8. They never fit in (just to fit in).

Though entire industries are based on making us think otherwise, no one actually likes us for the clothes we wear, the car we drive, or the house we live in. No one likes us for our titles, either.
Those are all “things,” and while other people may in fact like our “things,” that doesn’t mean they like you. (And even if they do, that doesn’t mean you like yourself.)
Remarkably successful people have decided to simply be who they are. By not trying to fit in or make an artificial impression they know they might lose a bunch of acquaintances, but they know they’ll also gain a few real friends.

 
9. They’re never afraid to do the things that matter.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” is true, but in some ways a better quote might be, “The only thing we have to fear is ourselves.”
Why? We’re all afraid. We’re scared of what might or might not happen. We’re scared of what we can’t change. We’re scared of what we won’t be able to do. We’re scared of how others might perceive us.
And that makes us hesitate, wait for the right moment, decide we need to think a little longer or do some more research or explore a few more alternatives, and days, weeks, months, and even years pass us by.
And so do our dreams.
Don’t let your fears hold you back. Whatever you’ve been planning, whatever you’ve imagined, whatever you’ve dreamed of, get started on it today. If you want to start a business, take the first step. If you want to change careers, take the first step. If you want to expand or enter a new market or design new products or services, take the first step.
Remarkably successful people put their fears aside and get started. They do something. They do anything.
Remarkably successful people are often afraid, but they’re most afraid of looking back and thinking, “If only I had …”
Don’t look back and think, “If only I had …”

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