«The secret to success»

《成功的秘密》

A young man asked Socrates the secret to success, Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning.

一个年轻人向苏格拉底询问成功的秘诀,苏格拉底让年轻人第二天早晨到河边见他。

They met, Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water.The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue.

他们见面后,苏格拉底叫年轻人和他一起走向河里,当河水淹至他们的脖子时,苏格拉底出其不意地抓住年轻人并把其压入水中,那人想要挣出水面,而强壮有力的苏格拉底将他摁在水中直到他变得无力抗争,脸色发青。

Socrates pulled his head out of the water and the first thing the young man did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air.

苏格拉底将他的头拖出水面,这个年轻人所做的第一件事就是大口喘息后,深吸一口气。

Socrates asked, What did you want the mostwhen you were there? The boy I replied, Air.Socrates said, That is the secret to success.When you want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it !

苏格拉底问:“当你闷在水里的时候你最想要的是什么?”年轻人回答说:“空气。”苏格拉底说:“那就是,成功的秘诀。当你像渴望空气一样渴望成功, 你就能够获得它!”