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Finding My Wings  找到我的翅膀

(2008-09-16 19:53:29)
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               Finding My Wnigs 找到我的翅膀

                      Sue Augustine 苏.奥古斯丁

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

高高地伸出双臂,因为命运就藏在你的灵魂之中;梦想得深远,因为有了梦想才能确定目标

          _________ Pamela Vaull Starr  帕梅拉.瓦尔.斯塔尔

Like so many other girls, my self-confidence growing up was almost nonexistent. I doubted my abilities, had little faith in my potential and questioned my personal worth. If I achieved good grades, I believed that I was just lucky. Although I made friends easily, I worried once they got to know me, the friendships wouldn't last. And when things went well, I thought I was just in the right place at the right time. I even rejected praise and compliments.

像许多别的女孩一样,我在成长时期几乎没有什么自信心。我怀疑自己的能力,对自己的潜能没有信心,甚至怀疑自己的个人价值。如果我取得了好成绩,我认为那只是我运气好。虽然交朋友很容易,但我担心一旦他们了解了我,友谊就会不复存在。当我一帆风顺时,我认为我只是碰巧在恰当的时间占据了恰当的位置。我甚至拒绝接受别人的表扬和赞美。

The choice I made reflected my self-image. While in my teens, I attracted a man with the same low self-esteem. In spite of his violent temper and an extremely rocky dating relatinship, I decided to marry him. I still remember my dad whispering to me before walking me down the aisle,“It's not too late, Sue. You can change your mind.”My family knew what a terrible mistake I was making. Within weeks, I knew it, too.

我所做的选择可以反映出我对自己的看法。我还不到20岁时,一个和我一样自尊心不强的男人迷上了我。尽管他脾气火爆,我们之间的关系也极不稳定,我还是决定嫁给他。我仍然记得父亲在教堂里挽着我走向婚姻神殿之前轻声对我说:“现在还为时不晚,苏,你可以改变主意,”我的家人知道我正在犯一个多么可怕的错误。没过几个星期,我自己也认识到了这一点。

The physical abuse lasted for several years. I survived serious injures, was covered with bruises much of the time and had to be hospitalized on numerous occasions. Life became a blur of police sirens, doctor's reports and family court appearances. Yet I continued to go back to the relationship, hoping that things would somehow improve.

After we had our two little girls, there were times when all that got me through the night was having those chubby little arms wrapped around my neck, pudgy cheeks pressed up against mine and precious toddler voices saying,“It's all right, Mummy. Everything will be okay.”But I knew that it wasn't going to be okay. I had to make changes——if not for myself, to protect my little girls.

他对我的肉体虐待持续了好多年。我多次被打成重伤,死里逃生。我经常浑身青肿,多次住院。我的生活中充斥着警车的汽笛声、医生的验伤报告以及在家庭法庭对付公堂的场景。但我仍然继续维持着这段婚姻,希望事情会有所好转。

有了两个女儿之后,有时候能使我度过漫漫长夜的唯有她们浑圆的小手臂环绕在我的脖子上,肉嘟嘟的脸颊紧贴着我的脸颊,奶声奶气地说:“好了,妈咪,一切都会好起来的。”但我知道,一切是不可能好起来的。我必须做出改变——即使只是为了保护我的两个女儿,而不是为了我自己。

Then something gave me the courage to change. Through work, I was able to attend a series of professional development seminars. In one, a presenter talked about turning dreams into realities. That was hard for me---even to dream about a better future. But something in the message made me listen.

She asked us to consider two powerful questions:“If you could be, do, or have anything in the world, and you knew it would be impossible to fail, what would you choose? And if you could create your ideal life, what would you dare to dream?” In that moment, my life began to change. I began to dream.

就在这时,有件事情给了我做出改变的勇气。由于工作关系,我得以参加了一系列职业发展的研讨会。有一次,主持人谈到了将梦想变为现实的话题。这对我而言是很困难的,即使只是梦想一个美好的未来也是困难的。但是,她的话中传递的一些信息使我凝神聆听。

她让我们考虑两个重大问题。“在这个世界上,如果你能成为任何人、做任何事、拥有任何东西、而且你知道不会失败,你会选择什么?如果你能创造理想的生活,你的梦想又是什么?”在那一刻,我的生活开始发生了变化。我开始有了梦想。

I imagined havingthe courage to move the children into an apartment of our own and start over. I pictured a life for the girls and  me. I dreamed about being an intenational motivational speaker so that I could inspire people the way the semenar leader had inspired me. I saw myself writing my story to encourage others.

So I went on to create a visual picture of my  new success. I envisioned myself wearing a business suit, carrying a leather briefcase and getting on an airplane. This was quite a stretch for me, since at the time I couldn't even afford a suit.

Yet I  knew that if I was going to dream, it was important to fill in the details for my five senses. So I went to the leather store and modeled a briefcase in front of the mirror. How would it look and feel? What does leather smell like? I tried on some red suits and even found a picture of a woman in a red suit, carrying a briefcase and getting on a plane.I hung the picture up where I could see it every day. It helped me to keep the dream alive.

我想象自己有勇气带着孩子们搬到属于我们自己的公寓去住,重新开始新的生活;我想象我和孩子们能过上更好的生活;我梦想成为一名国际演讲大师,能像那位研讨的主持人激励了我那样地去激励他人。我想象自己正在撰写一本自传以鼓舞他人。

我进一步为我的新成功创作一幅清晰的视觉画面。我想象自己身穿红色职业装,拎着皮包,登上飞机。然而,这对我而言是非常遥远的,因为当时我连一套职业装都买不起。

但是我知道,如果我要有梦想,重要的一点是为自己的五种官能填满细节。因此,我走进一家皮革店,拎着一只皮包在镜子前面摆了几个姿势。效果如何?感觉如何?皮革闻上去有什么气味儿?我试穿了几套红色职业装,还找到了一幅画,画中的女士穿着红色的职业装,拎着皮包,正在登机。我把这幅画挂在每天都能看到的地方,因为它能帮助我延续梦想。

 And soon the changes began.I moved with the children to a small apartment. On only $98 a week, we ate a lot of peanut butter and drove an old car. But for the first time, we felt free and safe. I worked hard at my sales career, all the time focusing on my “impossible dream.”

Then one day I answered the phone, and the voice on the other end asked me to speak at the company's upcoming annual conference. I accepted, and my speech was a success. This led to a series of promotions, eventually to a national trainer. I went on to develop my own speaking company and have traveled to many  countries around the world. My impossible dream has become a reality.

I believe that all success begins with spreading your W.I.N.G.S.----believing in your worth, trusting in your insight, nurturing yourself, having a goal and devising a personal strategy. And then, even impossible dreams become real.

不久就开始产生了一些变化。我带着孩子们搬进了一套狭小的公寓。靠着每月只有98美元的收入,我们吃了很多花生酱,开着一辆老爷车。但我们却是第一次感受到了自由与安全。我在销售职业上努力工作,所有的心思都集中在我那“不可能实现的梦想”上。

突然有一天,我接到一个电话,对方邀请我在即将举行的公司年会上演讲。我接受了邀请,我的演讲非常成功。此后,我多次获得升职,最终担任了全国销售培训师,继而成立了自己的演讲公司,访问了世界上许多国家。我那“不可能实现的梦想”终于变成了现实。

我坚信,所有的成功都开始于张开翅膀——相信自己的价值,相信自己的眼光,不断完善自我,确立一个目标,规划个人发展的策略。那么,即使不可能实现的梦想也会实现。

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