10 things I wish I knew when I graduated college

【大学毕业应该知道的10件事~】

Let me first congratulate you on your graduation! Be very proud of your accomplishment today. Relish it.

首先,请允许我对你们的毕业表示祝贺,为大家取得今天的成就而自豪,好好回味它!

You have done a lot of hard work to arrive at this moment. With that degree in your hand, your real life begins today. You are now one of us

大家历经非常多的辛苦才走到这一刻;从拿到学位的这一刻开始,你真正的生活开始了!你成为了我们中的一员!

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You are leaving the safety and structure of college to enter the world of work. From this day forward, nothing will seem familiar to you. There are no classes, exams, grades, or a degree at the end of the next four years. You don’t get the summer off. This next phase is unstructured, and your success will be determined by the choices you make.

So, as you move into what must seem like an uncertain future, let me share with you the 10 things I wish I knew when I graduated college:

1. Have a plan—and change it often.【制定一个计划,并且不断修正】 You have all been taught to “have a plan.” Go to this high school, take those classes, achieve those grades, go to that college, take that major. When you graduate, get that job, make that salary, get promoted and work your way up the ladder.

While having a plan is good for providing structure and focus, life never follows a plan. There are always twists and turns — and a plan never accounts for how you evolve and change as you move through your life.

So, have a plan and use it as a rough road map. Understand that any plan is a reflection of what you think your plan is at a particular moment in time — and be prepared to change it radically and often.

2. Be the most authentic version of yourself — all the time.【始终做真实的自己】 If you want to be an actor, go to Hollywood. Everyone else: be who you really are.

You will bring different parts of yourself to work than you do at home or with your family or friends, but you should be your real self all the time. Don’t adopt personas. Don’t read a book about Steve Jobs and decide you want to be like Steve Jobs. There is only one Steve Jobs, and there is only one you. Figure out what is important to you and who you want to be in the world, and live that as honestly as you can. Choose industries, jobs, colleagues, friends and life partners based on who you really are. Don’t put yourself in a position where you have to be an actor. It won’t work.

3. Your first job should be about experience.【你的第一份工作应该是积累经验】 The best first jobs are not always the highest paid jobs or at top companies or in the best places to live. Your first job should provide the opportunity to work with great people you can learn from, where you receive on-the-job training on a set of core skills, where there is the opportunity for you to develop and grow for at least three years (yes, think in terms of three years), and where success means improving your personal brand. My first job out of law school had none of these attributes. I took a job based on salary, worked really hard but learned very little, and wasted 8 months.

4. There’s no such thing as “work-life balance.【根本不存在“工作与生活的平衡”】” If you want to work with great people, solve tough problems and leave the world better off because of your work, you can’t have “work-life balance.” If you’re at a start-up or want to invent a new technology or discover a cure for a disease, it is all consuming. If you are on that path, work is your life. I’m not saying that you can’t go to yoga, or play a sport, or have a social life or even a family; but, for certain periods of your life, you should plan to be out of “balance.” If you try to “balance,” you will only set yourself up for failure and disappoint yourself and those around you — and something will break.

5. There are no short-cuts.【没有捷径】 There is no express train to success. Work hard to master something (law, sales, teaching, software development, graphic design, furniture making), create circumstances to be successful (move to the right city, work at the right company, work with the right people, work on the right projects, have a great mentor), and remain open to new opportunities to develop and grow. Think of it as cultivating the land, planting seeds, and harvesting the crops. It takes time, commitment and focus.

6. Take measured risks.【承担可以预估的风险】 So many of you will choose to “play it safe” by doing what your parents and friends would do. But, if you are presented with an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and take a measured risk — a start-up, a job that is a stretch, a move to a new city, or a career transition — don’t dismiss it outright. Instead, ask yourself: what will I learn, whether I am successful or not in this new opportunity that I cannot learn in my current situation? I practiced law for the first eight years of my career. When I stopped having fun, I took the opportunity to start a company. It was a huge risk, and some people thought I was crazy. It was the best thing I ever did.

7. Have great mentors.【跟随伟大的导师】 There is nothing more impactful on your career and personal development than having great mentors — people who have experience in your field and are willing to guide you, provide you with real feedback, and help you grow. The thing that a great mentor can do is offer a different perspective on something you are thinking through based on their experience, or ask you the tough questions, or make that introduction. Find a mentor and openly engage with him or her. I’ve been fortunate to have a few really great mentors in my career and know that I would not have been able to develop into the person that I am without their influence.

8. Be the kind of person everyone wants on their “War Room” team.【加入每个人都想出谋划策的团队】There are a group of them in every company: the kind of people you want on your biggest, most urgent problems. They are junior and senior members of the team — and come from all parts of the business. They are creative, thoughtful, assertive, natural leaders and function well inside teams. They are humble but have just enough ego that they can’t fail. They are the first to get called on when there is a challenge, and the last to go if there is a layoff. Become one of these people.

9. Follow your passion.【跟着感觉走】 Like so many of my generation, I went to law school because it was the “right” thing to do. What first-born son of an immigrant family wouldn’t go to law school if given the opportunity? I chose law school over a Masters program in the UK, probably for the wrong reason. I don’t necessarily regret going to law school, but I do regret not having the experience of studying in England.

So, as I tell my four daughters: experience life fully, find that thing that drives you, immerse yourself in it and, above all, work on things that you are passionate about. To be truly engaged — and, ultimately be successful, however you define success — you must engage both your head and your heart.

10. Be gracious.【谦和、亲切】 This final one is about how you carry yourself. You are among the luckiest in our society. You have an education and the world is, in fact, “your oyster.” As you make your way through it, be humble and gracious. Open doors for people — both literally and figuratively. Say hello to the maintenance guy. As smart and tough and confident as you are, and as full of promise your future is, you will learn that a little kindness goes a long way.

So, as you take this step into the world, take a look back at what you have accomplished here, and be proud. Be thankful to those who helped you get here.

因此,当你从这一步走向世界,回头看看你在这里完成的事情,会为此骄傲;要感恩那些帮助过你的人;

 

Look to the future with an open heart and open mind. But, be measured and thoughtful. Finally, as you move into your future, do so with passion and exuberance — and always remember to read that article twice before hitting “send.”

用开放的心态、开放的思想展望未来!权衡和思考,最后怀着激情和斗志漫步向前!– 并且记住在转发之前多读两遍

2013-07-19《We Own It》

▪今日名言
Let your past make you better, not bitter
让曾经把你变得更好,而不是更痛苦
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▪今日新闻
A henpecked husband city ranking list went viral online with Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Ningbo respectively occupying its top 4 positions
“妻管严”城市排行榜走红,上海、杭州、苏州和宁波位列前四
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▪今日词汇
打车软件(taxi-hailing apps or cab-hailing apps)的客户群体主要集中在北上广等一线城市(first-tier cities),用户输入起点和目的地,出租车司机就可根据线路、是否有小费(tip or additional fee)等选择是否接受订单。“打车”就可以用hail a cab/taxi来表示

▪今日英文歌(Rap)
《We Own It》
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2013-07-18Just Give Me A Reason

▪今日名言
I don’t think anyone can do anything that would make him worthy of love. Love is a gift and can not be earned
拼命取悦某人,未必能让对方回报以爱情;爱情是一份礼物,不是交易
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An ill workman quarrels with his tools
拙匠常怪工具差

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▪今日新闻
Glee star died from alcohol and heroin
美剧《欢乐合唱团》男星Cory被证实为海洛因和酒精过量致死
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2nd cross-sea bridge spanning across Hangzhou Bay to open
第二大跨海大桥,横跨杭州湾,开始通车

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▪今日综合
It\\\’s alright
Two friends talking:
– Sorry man, I slept with your wife
– It\\\’s ok, I sleep with her every ninght

▪听英文歌
《Just Give Me A Reason》
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2013-07-17Baidu buys China app store for $1.9bn

▪今日名言
Don\’t speak all you know, but know all you speak
不要尽言所知,而要尽知所言
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Adversity makes a man wise, not rich
患难使人聪明,但不能致富

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▪今日新闻
Baidu buys China app store for $1.9bn
百度19亿美金并购91手机市场
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Astronaut shows how to wash hair in space
宇航员展示了如何在太空洗头

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▪今日词汇
Dare to dream
敢于梦想
送的明信片上都有这句话哦

▪电影语录
In the lips and hearts of children, the mother is god
在孩子的嘴上和心中,母亲就是上帝
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In this world, we never need to repay the best people, this is my mother
在这个世界上,我们永远需要报答最美好的人,这就是母亲

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▪今日英文歌
《Sometimes When We Touch》
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2013-07-16Heavy rain to hit N, SW China

▪今日名言
If you want something, don\\\’t wish for it. Life is too short to wait
你若想得到,就别只是期望。人生短暂,经不起等待
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▪今日新闻
Heavy rain to hit N, SW China
暴雨将袭击中国北方及西南地区
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▪今日词汇
promise is a promise
一诺千金
Story is a Story
已成往事

▪今日综合
On high, we\\\’d be two birds flying wing to wing
在天愿作比翼鸟
On earth, two trees with branches twined from spring to spring
在地愿为连理枝
The boundless sky and endless earth may pass away
天长地久有时尽
But this vow unfulfilled will be regretted for aye
此恨绵绵无绝期

▪《北京遇上西雅图》主题曲
《Angle》
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2013-07-15A constant guest is never welcome

▪今日名言
A dog will not howl if you beat him with a bone
骨头打狗狗不叫
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A constant guest is never welcome
久住非佳宾,常来不欢迎

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▪今日新闻
Typhoon Soulik moves inland after lashing SW China
台风Soulik在经中国西南向内陆移动
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▪今日词汇
Left holding bag 背黑锅
watch your back 小心背后有鬼
cold fish 不受欢迎的人

▪电影语录
You said it for fun, but I am sad with my truly heart
你随便的说,我却认真的难过–《小时代》
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Holding my hand, eyes closed you will not go lost.
牵着我的手,闭着眼睛走你也不会迷路

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▪动感英文歌
《TiK ToK》
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▪赠送明信片
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2013-07-14China airports worst for on-time performance

▪今日名言
There is a kind of life like sky wheel. You can stand behind the window and watch the view, when it moves to the highest point, it will not belong to you
有一种人生叫做摩天轮,你始终站在观光舱里透过玻璃看风景,即使转到最高点,风景也不属于你
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▪今日新闻
China airports worst for on-time performance
航班准点率国际垫底 民航局下半年专整航班延误
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▪今日词汇
某学校吊扇(ceiling fan)坠落,险割女生耳朵,我和小朋友都惊呆了

Sunday school truth众所周知的道理
Sunday punch杀手锏

▪今日歌曲
《Valder Fields》
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2013-07-13Love to be loved by you

▪今日名言
If I know what love is ,it is because of you
如果我知道爱是什么那也是因为你
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Life is a wonderful journey. Make it your journey and not someone else\\\’s
生命是一段精彩旅程,要活的有自己的样子,而不是别人的影子

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▪今日新闻
Zhao Benshan reportedly directing CCTV Spring Festival Gala
赵本山任春晚语言类总导演
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▪今日词汇
30岁不结婚才违法
违法illegal,老汉接受电视采访时说,30不结婚违法,该判刑(condemn),网友评论:那23岁当奶奶行了吧
我和我的小伙伴们都惊呆了!

▪今日英文歌
《Love to be loved by you》
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