Inspring Anecdotes Ⅰ— “I Can Make It Happen”

History abounds with tales of experts who were convinced that the ideas, plans, and projects of others could never be achieved. However, accomplishment came to those who said, “I can make it happen.”

The Italian sculptor Agostino d’Antonio worked diligently on a large piece of marble. Unable to produce his desired masterpiece, he lamented, “I can do nothing with it.” Other sculptors also worked this difficult piece of marble, but to no avail. Michelangelo discovered the stone and visualized the possibilities in it. His “I-can-make-it-happen” attitude resulted in one of the world’s masterpieces — David.

The experts of Spain concluded that Columbus’s plans to discover a new and shorter route to the West Indies was virtually impossible. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand ignored the report of the experts. “I can make it happen,” Columbus persisted. And he did. Everyone knew the world was flat, but not Columbus. The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria, along with Columbus and his small band of followers, sailed to “impossible” new lands and thriving resources.

Even the great Thomas Alva Edison discouraged his friend, Henry Ford, from pursuing his fledgling idea of a motorcar. Convinced of the worthlessness of the idea, Edison invited Ford to come and work for him. Ford remained committed and tirelessly pursued his dream. Although his first attempt resulted in a vehicle without reverse gear, Henry Ford knew he could make it happen. And, of course, he did.

“Forget it,” the experts advised Madame Curie. They agreed radium was a scientifically impossible idea. However, Marie Curie insisted, “I can make it happen.”

Let’s not forget our friends Orville and Wilbur Wright. Journalists, friends, armed forces specialists, and even their father laughed at the idea of an airplane. “What a silly and insane way to spend money. Leave flying to the birds,” they jeered. “Sorry,” the Wright brothers responded. “We have a dream, and we can make it happen.” As a result, a place called Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, became the setting for the launching of their “ridiculous” idea.

Finally, as you read these accounts under the magnificent lighting of your environment, consider the plight of Benjamin Franklin. He was admonished to stop the foolish experimenting with lighting. What an absurdity and waste of time! Why, nothing could outdo the fabulous oil lamp. Thank goodness Franklin knew he could make it happen. You too can make it happen!

历史上有很多故事,讲的是专家确信别人的想法,计划,项目不能实现。不管怎样,成就总是发生在说“我能实现梦想”的那些人身上。

意大利雕刻家安东尼奥·阿戈斯蒂诺勤勤恳恳地在雕刻一大块大理石。没能雕刻出他理想的作品,他惋惜地说:“我用这块石头做不成任何东西。”其他的雕刻家也试着摆平这块难弄的大理石,但是都无结果。米开朗琪罗发现了这块石头,发现了存在于它身上的可能性。他的“我能实现梦想”的态度造就了世界名作之一——大卫。

西班牙的专家推断哥伦布发现到新印度的新的更短的航线的计划几乎是不能实现的。伊莎贝拉女王和斐迪南国王对专家们的报告置之不理。哥伦布坚持说:“我能实现梦想。”他确实实现梦想了。大家都认为世界是平的,但是哥伦布不这么认为。尼娜号,平塔号,圣玛利亚号,伴随哥伦布和他的一小队追随者们,驶向“不可能”存在的新大陆和丰富的新资源。

甚至伟大的托马斯·阿尔瓦·爱迪生都劝他的朋友亨利·福特不要有关于汽车的幼稚想法。确信那个想法一文不值,爱迪生邀请福特来为自己工作。福特依然很坚定,不知疲倦地追求自己的梦想。虽然他的第一次尝试以没有倒档的车告终,亨利·福特知道他能实现梦想。当然,他确实实现梦想了。

“忘了它吧,”专家们建议居里夫人说。他们一致认为镭是科学上无法实现的概念。尽管如此,居里夫人坚持说:“我能实现梦想。”

我们不要忘记奥维尔·莱特和维尔伯·莱特。记者、朋友、军队专家,甚至他们的父亲都嘲笑他们关于飞机的想法。他们说:“多么愚蠢、疯狂的浪费金钱的方法啊!把飞的事情交给鸟吧。” “对不起,”莱特兄弟回答说,“我们有梦想,并且我们能实现梦想。” 结果,北卡罗来那州的一个名叫基蒂霍克的地方成为他们“荒唐的”想法的实施地点。

最后,你在明亮的灯光下读这些故事的时候,想一想本杰明·富兰克林的困境。他被劝告停止电的实验。简直就是荒唐,浪费时间!为什么,没什么能胜过油灯。谢天谢地,富兰克林相信自己能实现梦想。你也能实现梦想!

“Inspring Anecdotes Ⅰ— “I Can Make It Happen””的一个回复

  1. 给自己设定一个目标很简单,但最难的是实现目标过程中需要解决的各种难题和困扰,解决了这些你就能真正成功。

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