Compared with the forty year old shabby dormitory I am living in now, theone I lived in for three years in high school was heaven: three students sharedone brand new suite with air conditioners and a bathroom.
In three years time we changed it thoroughly:the color of the floor turnedfrom bright pink into muddy gray, and the closet a hive of insects proliferatingamong piles of rotten fruit.And our masterpiece was the bathroom, a never dryingswamp which served as the habitat of various kinds of mold, and even rodents,rats would occasionally take the trouble to pay us a visit, and.., all three ofus felt like sobbing when we at last had to say good bye to our lovely filthydormitory. Maybe it is because that the dormitory had changed us as well as wedchanged it.
The first lesson our dormitory taught us was to look after ourselves.Frankly speaking, we were not good students at all. I still remember theunderwear that was soaked in soapy water for one and a half years before it wasfinally thrown away. Almost each of the boys dormitories had graduallydeveloped its own unique "fragrance" usually a mixture of rotten fruit, unwashedsocks, stunk towels and some junk food. We could tell one dormitory from anotherby sniffing instead of looking. Our tolerance towards untidiness wasamazing.
However, in spite of all this, we really did make some progress. Bit bybit, we started to wash dirty clothes before they stunk, cleaned the garbage binwhen it could hold no more trash, we even used brushes in a not-sc-successfulattempt to refurbish the floor. The point was that we were not obeying anyorder, we did every bit of the cleaning for ourselves, because we wanted to livein a better place. Though nothing we did could be called an achievement, it wasthe first time we fully bore the consequences of our behavior, and took theresponsibility.
Thus it was not surprising that I often found myself the only one to cleanup my university dormitory which looked no better than a garbage bin when myroommates felt normal of it.
When talking about our dormitory life, and probably all the dormitory life,we should never leave out one thing. This was what we called "bed talks". Thoughit was considered "illegal,"there was nothing to stop us from deliberatelystarting a heated discussion right after lights were out. It was our favoriteand the only way of ending our day, and we were as punctual for it as ourparents are for work. What was the most common topic?Girls, of course! Whatother topics were there for three energetic adolescent males lying comfortablyin bed? We judged them,ranked them, argued over them night after night withoutfeeling the slightest sense of boredom for three whole years. Were we maniacs? Who is not a maniac at eighteen?
We Are The World ,We Are The Future
Someone said "we are reading the first verse of the first chapter of a book, whose pages are infinite". I don’t know who wrote these words, but I’ve always liked them as a reminder that the future can be anything we want it to be. We are all in the position of the farmers. If we plant a good seed ,we reap a good harvest. If we plant nothing at all, we harvest nothing at all.
We are young. "How to spend the youth?" It is a meaningful question. To answer it, first I have to ask "what do you understand by the word youth?" Youth is not a time of life, it’s a state of mind. It’s not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips or supple knees. It’s the matter of the will. It’s the freshness of the deep spring of life.
A poet said "To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour. Several days ago, I had a chance to listen to a lecture. I learnt a lot there. I’d like to share it with all of you. Let’s show our right palms. We can see three lines that show how our love.career and life is. I have a short line of life. What about yours? I wondered whether we could see our future in this way. Well, let’s make a fist. Where is our future? Where is our love, career, and life? Tell me.Yeah, it is in our hands. It is held in ourselves.
We all want the future to be better than the past. But the future can go better itself. Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened. From the past, we’ve learnt that the life is tough, but we are tougher. We’ve learnt that we can’t choose how we feel, but we can choose what about it. Failure doesn’t mean you don’t have it, it does mean you should do it in a different way. Failure doesn’t mean you should give up, it does mean you must try harder.
As what I said at the beginning, "we are reading the first verse of the first chapter of a book, whose pages are infinite". The past has gone. Nothing we do will change it. But the future is in front of us. Believe that what we give to the world, the world will give to us. And from today on, let’s be the owners of ourselves, and speak out "We are the world, we are the future."
As you slowly open your eyes,look around,notice where the light comes into your room; listen carefully,see if there are new sounds you can recognize; feel with your body and spirit,and see if you can sense the freshness in the air.
Yes,yes,yes,it’s a new day,it’s a different day,and it’s a bright day!And most importantly,it’s a new beginning for your life,a beginning where you are going to make new decisions,take new actions,make new friends,and take your life to a totally unprecedented(空前的) level.
In your mind’s eye,you can see clearly the things you want to have,the paces you intend to go,the relationships you desire to develop,and the positions you aspire(励志) to reach.
You can hear your laughters of joy and happiness on the day when everything happens as you dream.You can see the smiles on the people around you when the magic moment strikes.You can feel your face is getting red,your heart is beating fast,and your blood is rushing all over your body,to every single corner of your being!
You know all this is real as long as you are confident,passionate and committed!(效忠的.) And you are confident,you are passionate,you are committed!
You will no longer fear making new sounds,showing new facial expressions,using your body in new ways,approaching new people,and asking new questions.
You will live every single day of your life with absolute passion,and you will show your passion through the words you speak and the actions you take.
You will focus all your time and effort on the most important goals of your life.You will never succumb(屈服,屈从) to challenges of hardships.
You will never waver(动摇) in your pursuit of excellence.After all,you are the best,and you deserve the best!
As your coach and friend,I can assure you the door to all the best things in the world will open to you,but the key to that door is in your hand.You must do your part.You must faithfully follow the plans you make and take the actions you plan; you must never quit and you must never fear.I know you must do it,you can do it,you will do it,and you will succeed!Now stand firm and tall,make a fist,get excited,and yell it out:
I must do it!I can do it!I will do it!I will succeed!
I must do it!I can do it!I will do it!I will succeed!
I must do it!I can do it!I will do it!I will succeed!
Efforts toward the success of the process, at first glance, like a black tunnel, sight of the head, such as Middle School graduating class of students, there are endless day of work, on the go, feel not enough sleep, many people every day, "the first cantilever cone piercing, to burn the midnight oil", a day in the "two line" between the hard work … … every day life is like a copier in print, everything is repeated.
Do not forget, the sun is new!
New, is a beautiful state of mind!
The new sun, Is this not a hope?
Every day see it, is like night and see the light of the black population, is it not a happiness?
Yes, the weight of our heavy burden almost collapsed, too high expectations, we are firmly nailed to the ground, but perhaps the greatest burden is also a symbol of life enriched.
Nietzsche said that people do not suffer the power of pessimism, so we do not have to smile toward victory, but the face of temporary difficulties, we have to smile, but also to heart smile.
Indulge in the journey to success is to be truly "buried" go on, these days need to break the house in, calm down, only to maintain "calm the mind like water" state, to put the final sprint.
We like that in the car, the destination, beautiful scenery along the way, it is tempting, but you better not to involve them too much energy, and make the eyes has been moving in the direction of the end, if the tolerance is not temporary living jumped out to enjoy the beauty, the car drove off, maybe you will see another vehicle, you might end up the same destination, but life is not your standard point moment.
In a particular stage of life has a special mission.
Study stage, is to achieve goals in life, when an important step, if miss this opportunity, you will be repentant, so severely heart, leaving the pretty girls for the time being a waste of time, the clothes and dress up, boys put aside their attractive comic books and computer games, put off that a distant "green apple" Love it!
Summer, fall, fruit is not Abstract.
Picked and eaten, not sweet gesture, or until the harvesting season, so go enjoy the harvest of joy in it!
Set aside what irrelevant thoughts and move forward, looked up days, with the heart to see the world, because the sun always new.
Softly said to himself: "If not me, the world will be less of a person appreciate the beautiful sun." Is such a state of mind, so you always wonderful for yourself!
Spring, flowers, wind throw area; summer, flowers open, butterfly fluttering; autumn sky was clear and leaves as fire; winter, bleak, snowy, whether Hanlaishuwang, spring, summer autumn and winter, the sun rose as usual from … …
No Better, I do not know who carried out normally enough, few people need to know how much effort to achieve the dream, we can only continue to move forward, forward, then forward, "We are seizing the day is long!"
Seize the day, when you blankly; seize the day, when you depressed; seize the day, when you lazy, seize the day, at a time when you have a dream; the sun every day is new, Life is always full of hope, start now, take every moment, do not hesitate!
So, thirty-one years ago today, I drove from Madison, Wisconsin, to Los Angeles, California. On the way, I passed Camp Randall, where my college graduation ceremony was in progress. I thought about going to the ceremony, but it meant I would've arrived in Hollywood one day later, and at the time I just didn't see the point. I wanted to get there.
Gertrude Stein once said about Hollywood, "When you get there, there is no 'there' there." That's true. However, there will be a swimming pool and tennis court. In the end, though, it's probably not enough to justify a life's journey. Getting there, particularly in show business, is tough enough. You need a combination of talent, ambition, luck and a willingness to tell actors how beautiful they look today.
In retrospect, getting there was the easy part. Finding a "there" there is much harder. So today, before you get into your cars and race off to the rest of your lives, I want to give you some advice on how to get there. And I want to help make sure that when you get there, you find a "there" there.
To that end, I will give you my five rules to think about, quickly forget, but years from now kick yourself for not having listened to.
Nick, a 25-year-old Australian, was born without limbs. He used to be madefun of for looking like a monster. Everything seemed impossible to him. However,Nick never gave up. With great efforts, he finally learned to swim, fish andeven surf. What surprised me is that he completed a university education and gottwo degrees. And now he is the CEO of two companies. Nick believes: Attitude isaltitude. In his eyes, nothing is impossible. He thinks a positive attitude isthe key to success.
After reading Nick’s story, I have been feeling inspired by his spirit.Compared with him, we are healthy enough to enjoy life. Somehow, we are alwaysfrustrated facing difficulties. I think Nick has set a good example to us. Tryto appreciate what we do have and be more persevering and we will achievesuccess in the end.