【TED】是一个会议的名称,它是英文technology,entertainment, design三个单词的首字母缩写。它是社会各界精英交流的盛会,这里有当代最杰出的思想家,这里有当代最优秀的科学家,这里有迸发着最闪耀的思想火花,这里孕育着最光辉的梦想。

Richard St. John
A self-described average guy who found success doing what he loved, Richard St. John spent more than a decade researching the lessons of success -- and distilling them into 8 words, 3 minutes and one book.



My partner and I, Thom, we had to let all our employees go. It was down to just us two, and we were about to go under. And that was great. Because with no employees, there was nobody for me to manage. So I went back to doing the projects I loved. I had fun again, I worked harder and, to cut a long story short, did all the things that took me back up to success. But it wasn't a quick trip. It took seven years. But in the end, business grew bigger than ever. And when I went back to following these eight principles, the black cloud over my head disappeared altogether. And I woke up one day and I said, "I don't need Prozac anymore." And I threw it away and haven't needed it since. I learned that success isn't a one-way street. It doesn't look like this; it really looks more like this. It's a continuous journey. And if we want to avoid "success-to-failure-syndrome," we just keep following these eight principles, because that is not only how we achieve success, it's how we sustain it. So here is to your continued success. Thank you very much.
我的合伙人Thom和我只有让我们的员工离开。只剩下我们两个,也差不多要完蛋了。但突然一切又好了。因为没有员工,就不用管理。 我可以回去做我喜欢的计划。工作又开始有趣了,我也更努力工作,简而言之,我又开始走回成功的道路。但那不是条高速公路,它总共花了我七年。 但现在,我们的公司比之前更强大。我也继续履行我的八条原则,在我头上的乌云消失了。某天早上我醒来,对自己说:“我不需要百忧解了。”我把它扔了出去,再也没有碰过。 我学到成功不是一条单行道。它看起来不像这样,它看起来更像这样。是一条持续的长路。如果我们不想染上“从成功到失败”症,只要持续地谨守这八条原则,因为你要的不只是成功,更是保持成功。愿你们都延续成功。非常谢谢各位。