Category Archives: 佳文選讀

Attitude (態度)

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you, we are in charge of our attitudes.

– Charles Swindoll, Pastor

隨著我活得越久,我越發瞭解到態度對人生的影響。

態度,對我而言,比事實更重要。它比你的過去重要,它比你的教育程度重要,它比你的財富重要,它比你周遭的環境重要,它比你的成功和失敗重要,它比別人對你的想法或說法或所作所為還要重要。它比你的外貌、天賦、技能更為重要。它可以建立或是摧毀一間公司… 一座教堂… 一個家庭。

而值得注意的是,我們每一天都可以選擇用什麼樣的態度來擁抱這一天。我們不能改變我們的過往… 我們不能改變某人對某事的反應,我們不能改變哪些無可必免的。我們唯一能做的,就是彈奏好我們所擁有的那根弦,而那根弦,就是我們的態度… 我相信人生就是 10% 發生在我身上的事,另外 90% 是我對這些事的反應。

你們的人生也是如此,我們掌控我們自己的態度。

— 查爾斯‧史溫道爾 (牧師)

  • 查爾斯‧史溫道爾 (1934- ) 是基督教牧師、作者、及教育家,他成立了 Insight for Living (生活的領悟) 廣播電台,以 15 種語言在全世界超過 2,000 個電台廣播。

As a Man Soweth (人們播種時)

We must not hope to be mowers,
And to gather the ripe golden ears,
Unless we have first been sowers
And watered the furrows with tears.

我們不能期望自己是收割的人,
並採集成熟的金黃稻穗,
除非我們先是播種的人
並以淚水灌溉犁溝。 Read more »

My Creed (我的信念)

I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon – if I can.
我不選擇做一個平凡的人,與別人不同是我的權力 – 如果我可以的話。

I seek opportunity – not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
我尋找機會 – 不是安全,我不希望成為被保護的公民,受國家照顧而變得謙卑或遲鈍。 Read more »

You Tell on Yourself (你說明你是什麼樣的人)

You tell on yourself by the friends you seek,
By the very manner in which you speak,
By the way you employ your leisure time,
By the use you make of dollar and dime.

你說明你是什麼樣的人,藉由你的結交的朋友,
藉由你說話的方式,
藉由你利用休閒時間的方式,
藉由你使用金錢的的方式。 Read more »

Thinking (思考)

If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain you won’t.

如果你覺得你被打敗,你就是被打敗
如果你覺得你不敢,你就是不敢,
如果你想要贏,但覺得你不行
幾乎可以肯定你將不行。 Read more »

How to Be a Man (如何成為一個男人)

What does it mean to be a man today? How can men consciously express their masculinity without becoming cold or closed-hearted on the one hand… or wimpy and emasculated on the other? What’s the most loving way for a conscious man to express himself?

Here are 10 ways to live more consciously as a man:

在今日成為一個男人是什麼意思?男人要如何自覺的展現他們的男人特質,且在一方面不變得冷漠或內心封閉… 並在另一方面不變得懦弱或柔弱?什麼是一個自覺的男人展現他自己最美好的方式?

這裡是讓男人更自覺的生活的 10 個方法:

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