爱思英语编者按:涉及到时间的时候,我们会为自己撒的善意谎言感到愧疚。我们最常用的十二种时间管理谎言如下:

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The Top 12 Time Management Lies We Tell Ourselves

我们最常用的十二种时间管理谎言
 
When it comes to time, we are all guilty of telling ourselves little white lies.
涉及到时间的时候,我们会为自己撒的善意谎言感到愧疚。
 
Sometimes we tell big whoppers, too
有时候我们也会撒弥天大谎。
 
I don’t have enough time… I’ll get to it later… maybe someday…
我没有足够的时间…我待会儿就做…或许某天…
 
What are you saying to yourself?
你又会对你自己说什么呢?
 
Deceiving Ourselves
欺骗我们自己
 
It’s easy to lie to ourselves. We feel it is harmless because we think it only affects us. (Which is not true…) And after all, it’s pretty easy to forgive oneself.
我们很容易自欺欺人。我们觉得谎言不会造成任何伤害,只会对我们自己造成影响。(然而这是错误的…) 毕竟,我们都很容易原谅自己。
 
But, these deceptions, both small and large, have impacts that control our lives.
然而,这些或大或小的欺骗都会影响甚至支配我们的生活。
 
Perhaps, the biggest self lie ever told is, “I don’t have time.”Followed closely by, “I can’t do that.”
也许,曾经我们对自己撒的最大的谎言是,“我没有时间”。紧接着就是,“我做不了,我不能做”
 
What lies are you telling?
你对自己撒过什么谎呢?
 
The Lies We Tell Ourselves
我们对自己说的谎言
 
When you are trying to get things done, when you are trying to reach your goals, take a hard look at the things you are telling yourself.
当你在努力完成工作的时候,当你在努力达到目标的时候,请认真思考一下你告诉自己的事儿。
 
Many times, we are self-limiting based on statements that are simply not true.
很多时候,我们会因为一些不真实的报告而约束了自我。
 
Here are the Top 12 Time Management Lies That We Tell Ourselves:
这里列出了我们最常用的十二种时间管理谎言:
 
1.I don’t have time. - Yes, you do have time. The same in the day as everyone else. You have just chosen to spend it elsewhere.
1.我没有时间- 错,其实你有时间。每个人的一天都是一样的,你只是选择把它花在了其他的地方。
 
2.I have to do this. - The next time you say this, ask yourself, “What would happen if I didn’t do this?” Many of the things we take for granted as “must do” are only required because we let them be.
2.我不得不做这个—下次你再说这样的话的时候,问问你自己,“如果我不做这件事情,会发生什么?”很多我们自然而然地觉得“必须做”的事情其实只是我们使之变成了必须做的事情。
 
3.I am going to exercise more. - I want to get into shape, but I don’t have time. (See #1) You do have time to workout, you don’t have the will.
我将会做更多的锻炼。--我想塑造身材,但我没有时间。其实你有时间锻炼,只是你没有毅力完成它。
 
4.I am going to do it… - Stop saying. Start doing. There is a big difference between saying you are going to do something, and actually doing it. Action always beats empty words.
4.我准备去做了—停止用嘴巴说。开始行动。真正的付诸行动和说要去做之间是有很大差异的。行动总能战胜空话(事实胜于雄辩)。
 
5.When I have more time… - You have all the time you are going to have. You are not going to “have more” later. Truth be told, you don’t even know how much you have left. Just do it now.
等我有更多的时间…--你已经拥有所有的时间。之后你并不会有更多的时间。说实话,你自己都不知道你还剩下多少时间。 现在就开始行动吧。
 
6.When things settle down… - There is no normal life. Just life. Life is not going to suddenly calm down in the future so that you can do something new. Some of the best work is done under pressure and while things are busiest.
6.等事情都安定下来了…--没有安定的生活直说。只有生活。生活不会在未来突然的变得平静,因此你可以尝试做一些新的东西。一些做的最好的工作往往是在压力和最繁忙的状态下完成的。
 
7.I’ll do it tomorrow… - Today is the day. Not tomorrow. Or the day after that. Stop putting off things until tomorrow. Let today be the day.
我明天再做—今天就是最好的选择。而不是明天或者后天,停止把该做的事情推迟到明天。让今天变成最好的一天。
 
8.I am not lucky…– If that is what you believe, then it will be so. However, you make your own luck. And the secret is, that the harder you work, the luckier you get. (True.) Don’t wait for luck to come your way, go out and find it.
我不幸运—如果这就是你所坚信的,那么它将会成为现实。然而,命运由你自己把握,而且秘诀是,你越努力工作,你就越幸运(真的。)不要等着幸运来找你,自己走出去发现它。
 
9.I can’t do that… - If you haven’t tried, then how do you know? We are all stronger than we think. Only by stretching yourself will you find that your boundaries are much larger you think.
我做不到—如果你没有尝试一下,你又怎么知道你做不到呢?我们都比自己想象中的要强大。只有通过不断地延伸你自己,你才会发觉其实你的能力比你想象的大多了。
 
10.I am going to change…– Most people don’t change. They get older, maybe a little bigger. But, most do not change. Change is hard. So, don’t take it lightly when you “say” you are going to change. It takes concentrated effort and much discipline.
10.我会改—大多数人都不会改变。人们慢慢的变老,有可能身体变大了。但是,大体上是不会改变的。改变是很难的。所以,当你说你要改变的时候不要轻视它。因为改变需要集中精力和很强的自制力。
 
11.I can get this done in an hour…– We often underestimate the time that tasks take. Have you ever pulled an all-nighter on a project that you thought we only take a few hours?
我能在1个小时内完成这项工作…--我们经常低估做任务所花费的时间。你有没有曾经把整晚的时间花费在一个起初你认为我们只需花费几个小时就能搞定的项目上?
 
12.That deadline isn’t important…– Many of us are numb to deadlines, thinking that they are not important. However, even if there is not an apparent consequence, there is always lost time and missed opportunities.
截止日期不重要—大部分人对截止日期是没有任何感觉的,认为它们并不重要。然后,尽管这样做没有很明显的后果,但它会造成了时间的流失和机会的错过。
 
Telling the Truth
说实话
 
The next time you hear some of these statements, question their accuracy.
下一次当你听到这些言论,请思考它们的准确性。
 
Instead, be straightforward about what you will do and what you can accomplish.
诚然,明确你自己将要做什么和你能做到什么。
 
Be truthful about your actions. And of course, be honest with yourself.
对自己要真实,也要诚实。
 
Question: What time management lies are you guilty of telling yourself?
问题:你对自己说的那个时间管理谎言感到愧疚?