以前、途中まで読んで本棚にしまっていた洋書 What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20(20歳のときに知っておきたかったこと)を、また読みたくなって、一気に最後まで読んだ。以前は途中まで読んで、お腹いっぱいになった感じだったけど、自分に必要なときに、必要なものが欲しくなるんだなって感じた。










Why don't most of us view problems as opportunities in our everyday lives?  If you study each situation with an eye for improvement, you will find countless opportunities.  It is then up to you to decide if you will put yourself in the position to take on that challenge. 




Rules are often meant to be broken.  This idea is captured in the oft-used phrase "Don't ask for permission, but beg for forgiveness."




This is true for everyone.  Don't be in a rush to get to your final destination--the side trip and unexpected detours quite often lead to the most interesting people, places, and opportunities.  And, finally, be wary of all carrer advice, including mine, as you figure out what's right for you.




Dana's story shows that by seizing all the opportunities around us, we can slowly but surely pull ourselves from stage to stage, each time drawing ourselves closer to our final objective.




You aren't going to like everyone and everyone isn't going to like you, but there's no need to make enemies.




Protect and enhance your reputation--it's your most valuable asset and should be guarded well.




But the truth is, we're either doing it or not doing it.  You need to come to terms with the fact that if you really want to accomplish something, it's up to you to do so.  Make it a high priority or drop it from your list.




It's incredibly easy to get locked into traditional ways of thinking and to block out possible alternatives.  For most of us, there are crowds of people standing on the sidelines, encouraging each of us to stay on the prescribed path, to color inside the lines, and to follow the same directions they followed.  But it can also be severely limiting.




Reflecting on his life, my father determined that his most important insight is that you shouldn't take yourself too seriously nor judge others too harshly.  He wishes he had been more tolerant of mistakes he made and those made by others, and that he could have seen that failure is a normal part of the learning process.




I wish someone had told me to embrace that uncertainty.  As the stories in this book demonstrate, the most interesting things happen when you get off the predictable path, when you challenge assumptions, and when you give yourself permission to see the world as opportunity rich and full of possibility.

不確かなものを恐れない。不確かなものを大切にする。 先が見えない道を進むとき、あたりまえじゃないことに挑戦するとき。そんなとき、何か素敵なできごとに巡り会える。



What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20



20歳のときに知っておきたかったこと スタンフォード大学集中講義

20歳のときに知っておきたかったこと スタンフォード大学集中講義

  • 作者: ティナ・シーリグ
  • 出版社/メーカー: CCCメディアハウス
  • 発売日: 2012/08/31
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