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5. Always challenge yourself
时常挑战自己

When we get comfortable with a certain way of life, we get lazy. This laziness keeps us from growing from trying new things and from living a more balanced and happier life.

当我们过惯了舒适的生活后,我们就会变得懒惰。正是这种懒散才让我们不再进步、不再尝试新鲜事物、不再去追求更平衡、更快乐的生活。

One of the challenges that I place in front of me is to learn something new constantly. It keeps my life exciting, it opens new business opportunities and it makes me a more full person.

我时常摆在自己面前的挑战就是不停地去学习一些新鲜的东西。它让我的生活充满惊喜,它为我打开了新的商业机遇,它也让我成为了一个更完备的人。

When I still lived in Ukraine, I found a job in a web design company. I was hired because of my English skills but words like “hosting” “html” and “ftp” sounded like a foreign language to me. During the first few days I was scared of everything because I didn’t understand what was going on there and what I had to do. In order to feel comfortable I decided to learn HTML and go through all the basic web tutorials that I could find. In a month I could create a simple site. I was comfortable talking to customers and I actually could guide them through the process of setting up a website and making basic customizations. That was a huge personal triumph.

当我还居住在乌克兰时,我在一家网站设计公司找到了一份工作。我之所以会被雇佣是因为我的英文水平比较好,但那些诸如“虚拟主机”、“html”、“ftp”等对我而言就像是外语的专业词汇。在头几天里我对一切都充满了恐惧,因为我不知道这里在搞些什么名堂,也不知道我该去做什么。为了让自己感觉自在些,我决定去学习HTML并把我所能找到的一切基础网络教程都看一遍。一个月过后,我就能够独立创建简单的网站,和客户交谈让我感到很愉悦,而且我还可以为他们提供创建网站所需的指导和基础的自定义设置。这真是一个非常巨大的个人胜利。

 These life lessons help me keep my cool in life and live in balance. Can you share your life lessons with me?
这些人生感悟帮助我过上了精彩而又平衡的生活。你愿意和我分享你自己的人生感悟吗