Extend the Miracle 发挥潜力,创造无限

 

My skills, my mind, my heart, and my body will stagnate, rot, and die lest I put them to good use. I have unlimited potential. Only a small portion of my brain do I employ; only a paltry amount of my muscles do I flex. A hundredfold or more can I increase my accomplishments of yesterday and this I will do, beginning today.

我的技艺,我的头脑,我的心灵,我的身体,若不善加利用,都将随着时间的流逝而迟钝,腐朽,甚至死亡。我的潜力无穷无尽,脑力、体能稍加开发,就能超过以往的任何成就。从今天开始。我就要开发潜力。

 

Nevermore will I be satisfied with yesterday’s accomplishments nor will I indulge, anymore, in self-praise for deeds which in reality are too small to even acknowledge. I can accomplish far more than I have, and I will, for why should the miracle which produced me end with my birth? Why can I not extend that miracle to my deeds of today?

我不再因昨日的成绩沾沾自喜,不再为微不足道的成绩目吹自擂。我能做的比已经完成的更好。我的出生并非最后一样奇迹,为什么自己不能再创奇迹呢?

 

And I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.

我不是随意来到这个世上的。我生来应为高山。而非草芥。从今往后,我要竭尽全力成为群峰之巅。将我的潜能发挥到最大限度。

 

I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise. I will no longer be fooled by the garments they wear for mine eyes are open. I will look beyond the cloth and I will not be deceived.

我有双眼,可以观察;我有头脑,可以思考。现在我已洞悉了一个人生中伟大的奥秘。我发现,一切问题、沮丧、悲伤,都是乔装打扮的机遇之神。我不再被他们的外表所蒙骗,我已睁开双眼,看破了他们的伪装。

 

【疯狂注释】

1.     stagnate  v. (使)停滞;(使)沉滞

2.     paltry  adj. 无价值的;琐碎的

3.     flex  v. 弯曲;伸缩

4.     hundredfold  n. 百倍

5.     accomplishment  n. 成就

6.     nevermore  adv. 决不再

7.     indulge  v. 纵容

8.     henceforth  adv. 自此以后;今后

9.     strain  v. 拉紧;尽力

10.  perceive  v. 察觉;感知

11.  discouragement  n. 气馁;挫折

12.  in disguise 伪装;化装

13.  deceive  v. 欺骗