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拿出魄力跟着梦想走 : 不要让任何人偷走你的梦想

kira86 于2019-09-26发布 l 已有人浏览
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要有足够的魄力来坚持自己的梦想,不要让任何人偷走你的梦想,不管怎样,都要追随自己的心。
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Follow Your Dream

跟着梦想走

I have a friend named Monty Roberts who owns a horse ranch in San Ysidro. He has let me use his house to put on fund-raising events to raise money for youth-at-risk programs.

我有个朋友叫蒙蒂·罗伯茨,他在圣伊西德罗有个牧马场。他常让我用他的房子举行基金募捐活动,以帮助危险青年计划筹集资金。

The last time I was there he introduced me by saying, "I want to tell you why I let Jack use my house. It all goes back to a story about a young man who was the son of a moving horse trainer who would go from stable to stable, race track to race track, farm to farm, and ranch to ranch, training horses. As a result, the boy's high school career was continually interrupted. When he was a senior, he was asked to write a paper about what he wanted to be and do when he grew up.

上次我在那儿的时候,他是这样介绍我的:“我想告诉你们我把房子借给杰克的原因。这要提到一个小男孩的故事,他的父亲是一位流动工作的马术师,他要跟着父亲来回奔波于各个马厩、赛马场、农场与牧马场之间去训练马匹。结果,男孩的中学生活被频繁地打断。中学高年级时,老师要求每人写一篇文章,题目是长大后想成为什么样的人以及从事什么样的工作。

That night he wrote a seven-page paper describing his goal of some day owning a horse ranch. He wrote about his dream in great detail and he even drew a diagram of a 200-acre ranch, showing the location of all the buildings, the stables, and the track. Then he drew a detailed floor plan for a 4,000-square-foot house that would sit on a 200-acre dream ranch.

“当天晚上,他用了七页纸来描述他的目标——有一天他要拥有一家属于自己的牧马场。他非常详细地描绘了他的梦想,甚至还画了一张200英亩牧场的设计图,上面标明了所有房屋、马厩和跑道的位置。然后他还为一所4000平方英尺的宅子画了一份详细的建筑平面 图,这所宅子将坐落在这个200英亩的梦想农场里。

He put a great deal of his heart into the project and the next day he handed it in to his teacher. Two days later he received his paper back. On the front page was a large red F with a note that read, 'See me after class.'"

“第二天,他把倾注了自己大量心血的作业交给了老师。两天之后,作文发回给他了。在首页上有一个又大又红的F,还有一行字:‘下课后来见我。’

The boy with the dream went to see the teacher after class and asked, 'Why did I receive an F?'

“下课后那个拥有梦想的男孩问老师:‘我为什么得了F?’

The teacher said, 'This is an unrealistic dream for a young boy like you. You have no money. You come from a wandering family. You have no resources. Owning a horse ranch requires a lot of money. You have to buy the land. You have to pay for the original breeding stock and later you'll have to pay large stud fees. There's no way you could ever do it.' Then the teacher added, 'If you will rewrite this paper with a more realistic goal, I will reconsider your grade.'

“老师回答说:‘对于像你这样一个小男孩来说,这是一个不现实的梦想。你没有钱,你的家庭不稳定,你没有资源。建个牧马场需要大笔的钱;你要买地,你得花钱买纯种马匹,然后你还得花大笔的钱喂养它们。你绝不可能成功。’然后老师接着又说:‘如果你重写一篇有着比较现实的目标的作文,我会考虑重新给你打分。’

The boy went home and thought about it long and hard. He asked his father what he should do. His father said, 'Look, son, you have to make up your own mind on this. However, I think it is a very important decision for you.'

“男孩回到家仔细思量了很长时间,他问父亲自己应该怎么做。父亲说:‘瞧,儿子,这事儿你得自己拿主意。但我认为对你来说, 这个决定非常重要。’

Finally, after sitting with it for a week, the boy turned in the same paper, making no changes at all. He stated, 'You can keep the F and I'll keep my dream.'"

“最后,男孩认真考虑了一个礼拜之后,把文章原封不动地交回去了。他说:‘你可以继续给我F,但我要坚持自己的梦想。’”

Monty then turned to the assembled group and said, "I tell you this story because you are sitting in my 4,000-square-foot house in the middle of my 200-acre horse ranch. I still have that school paper framed over the fireplace." He added, "The best part of the story is that two summers ago that same schoolteacher brought 30 kids to camp out on my ranch for a week. When the teacher was leaving, he said, 'Monty, I can tell you this now. When I was your teacher, I was something of a dream stealer. During those years I stole a lot of kids' dreams. Fortunately you had enough wisdom not to give up on yours.'''

然后蒙蒂跟大家说:“我告诉大家这个故事,是因为你们现在正坐在位于200英亩农场中心我那占地4000平方英尺的房子里。那篇在学校里写的文章依旧挂在壁炉上面的相框里。”他接着说:“这个故事最精彩的部分是,两年前的夏天,那位老师带着30名学生在我的农场露营了一个星期。离开之前,老师对我说:‘蒙蒂,现在我可以跟你说,教你的时候,我是阻碍你追求梦想的人。这些年来,我阻碍过很多学生追求梦想。幸运的是,你有足够的魄力来坚持自己的梦想。’”

Don't let anyone steal your dreams. Follow your heart, no matter what.

不要让任何人偷走你的梦想,不管怎样,都要追随自己的心。

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