【读遍世界➹ 探索区 】年前最后30天,必须完成的三件事(1)

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发表于:2013-12-02 13:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

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There are only 30 days left in 2013. And while I love the fresh beginning of a new year, as you head into the next couple months, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the resolutions you want to make for next year, rather than focusing on finishing this year.
距离2013年结束,只剩下30天了。和你们一样,我也很喜欢未来的几个月里,迎接全新一年的劲头。我们很容易一下子就跳到新年许愿的频道,而忽略了今年年底该专注完成的事儿。

You see, I don’t want you to wake up on January 1 thinking you should have—and could have—done something better last year. You've still got time! Whether it’s a big project you want to attack or a small habit you want to change, you can go into the new year feeling triumphant.
喏,我可不想你在明年1月1号早上醒来,思考那些你本该在今年做得更好的事儿。嘿,我说,你现在还有时间呀。不管是要完成一个大工程,还是想改掉一个小习惯,你都可以做点儿什么。然后新年时就会有满满的成就感啦。


And so, since I’m all for making progress by achieving small wins, here are three common challenges you can master before the end of the year: one thing for today, one for next week, and one before year end. Then, when the new year rolls around, you’ll be way ahead of the game—and ready to tackle a new set of resolutions.
我这里讲到的都是在一些小事儿中迈出一步。年底之前,你需要攻克的三大挑战是:一个是要在今天完成的,一个是要在下周完成的,还有一个是在年底完成的。这样,当新年的钟声响起,你就可以优哉游哉地准备开始接手新的任务啦。

Today: Stop Hating Monday
下周起:别再讨厌星期一啦!

Ask anyone, and you’ll get a pretty universal consensus[共识]: Monday is the worst day of the week. The weekend’s gone, and it’ll be another long five days before another comes around. And so, most working hours are spent complaining about how awful the day is. (Sound familiar?)
无论问谁,你都会得到一个全世界都认可的答案:星期一是一周中最可恶的那天,周末远去了,只剩下遥遥无期的5个工作日。于是呢,星期一的大把时间就花在抱怨这一天有多么可恶中了。(听起来有没有很耳熟?)
The thing is, hating Monday doesn’t actually do anything to make it better. The way I see it, Monday offers huge opportunities—if you approach it the right way. Regain control over your Monday with these three steps over the next week.
事实上呢,再怎么讨厌星期一,也没法儿让事情变得更好。在我看来,星期一提供了很多机会,你可以好好把握。下面三个步骤,让你重新掌控星期一:

1. Create a Clear Plan for the Week

This fresh start to the week is the perfect opportunity to create a road map for what you want to accomplish over the next five days. So, take some time Monday morning to identify your key priorities and block off the time you’ll spend on each one on your calendar. (This step is essential to help you leave work on time and feel good about the work you’ve accomplished!)
一周刚开始的时候,很适合做计划。你可以安排好你想在未来5天里完成的事儿。星期一的早上,花点儿时间,看哪些是对你来说最重要最紧急的事儿,然后在你的日历上锁定好你需要花在这些事儿上的时间。(这一步至关重要,它让你准时下班,而且成就感爆棚。)

2. Visualize Friday

Once you have your plan for the week, think about how you’ll feel when you leave work on Friday with these key priorities completed. 
一旦你计划好一个礼拜的工作,想象一下当你周五下班的时候,那些最重要的事儿全都做好了,这时你该有多爽啊!

3. Put Something You Look Forward to on Your Monday Calendar

Maybe you bring (or buy) a splurge of a lunch. Or maybe you set aside a new outfit to wear. Perhaps you bring fresh flowers to your desk to make the day a little more cheerful. One thing’s for sure: You’ll dread Monday less if you put something on the calendar that you’ll look forward to!
你可以买一顿丰盛的午餐,也可以挑一套新衣服,还可以摆上一束鲜花到你的桌上,让礼拜一变得欢乐。可以确信的是:只要你在礼拜一安排了自己想做的事儿,那你就不会那么厌恶它了。


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