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托福写作素材:开放的人更成功

 For some, being open-minded is as easy as breathing. For most others, it's a challenge-something they have to think about constantly and make a continual effort to keep and obtain. The majority of people struggle with this concept. But making the effort to think openly and embrace new ideas-if you approach it truly-will produce untold benefits for your business and career (your personal life as well) in the seasons to come.

  Since we're all facing this challenge together, what can we do? The following are the things successful people do differently in this regard. They are simple tactics you can use and adopt as well to become more open minded in 2013 and beyond. Follow them carefully, and you will achieve unprecedented success. Here they are:

  " Letting go of control. When you open your mind, you free yourself from having to be in complete control of your thoughts. You allow yourself to experience new ideas and thoughts and you challenge the beliefs you currently have.

  " Experiencing changes. Opening up your mind to new ideas allows you to the opportunity to change what you think and how you view the world. Now, this doesn't mean you necessarily will change your beliefs-in fact, the process may actually reinforce your current beliefs more strongly-but thinking with an open mind gives you the option of creating positive change and stronger results.

  " Making yourself vulnerable. One of the scariest (and greatest) things about seeing the world through an open mind is that you make yourself vulnerable. In agreeing to have an open-minded view of the world, you're also admitting you don't "know it all." This vulnerability can be both terrifying and exhilarating.

  " Making mistakes. Making mistakes doesn't seem like it would be much of a benefit, but I (and other Forbes contributors) have continually made the case that it is. When you allow yourself to see things from others' perspectives, you gain the opportunity to "fail up".

  " Strengthening yourself. Open-mindedness provides a platform to build upon, piling one idea on top of another. Everything you experience collectively "adds up," strengthening the person you are and what you believe in. It's very hard to build on experiences without an open mind.

  " Gaining confidence. When you live with an open mind, you have a strong sense of self. You are not confined by your own beliefs, nor the beliefs of others.

  重点搭配和句子摘抄:

  as easy as breathing: 跟呼吸一样简单

  struggle with xxx :跟xx斗争

  making the effort to xxx :为 xxx 做出努力

  embrace new ideas:拥抱新点子

  produce untold benefits for s/b :产生无数的好处

  use and adopt :使用、采取

  follow them carefully and achieve unprecedented success:仔细的执行并得到前所未有的成功

  open your mind: 打开心扉

  be in complete control of xxx:对xxx完全的掌控

  experience new ideas and thoughts :体验新点子和思想

  challenge the beliefs :挑战信条

  allows you to the opportunity to:给你机会去xxx

  reinforce your current beliefs:加强你现有的信条

  creating positive change :创造正向的改变

  You're also admitting you don't "know it all."

  同时你也承认你不是通晓所有。

  allow yourself to see things from others' perspectives:

  让你从其他人的角度看问题

  gain the opportunity to :获得机会去xxx

  provides a platform to :提供平台去xxx

  It's very hard to build on experiences without an open mind.

  如果没有一个开放的心态就无法积累经验。

  a strong sense of :强烈的xxx感 (比如achievement-成就感,belonging-归属感,self/identity-自己的认同感)

  适用的题目:

  People should be open to new ideas and change his or her mind to be successful.

  Some people think that the most important quality in choosing the leader of a school organization or club is honesty.

  A leader should have strong opinions and not change his or her mind about those opinions.


  That is a good advice for any leader in a senior position: remain open to ideas from anywhere. I recall a CEO I worked for who regularly called front line staff in his company. He wanted to keep tabs on the pulse of the organization but also to glean suggestions that may have.

  When a leader demonstrates he is open to new ideas, he makes it known that he values others. One executive I know in health care makes it a practice to keep her door open to anyone in the company. That sets the tone for other executives in the organization. Such a practice goes more than gleaning for the "next big thing," it communicates that the leader values the contributions of others.

  ....(省略)

  Time, as anyone in charge knows, is a leader's chief resource. He or she must spend it wisely. And when a leader chooses to spend that time listening to others, or even rejecting their idea with reasons why, they demonstrate a keen understanding of people.

  Rejecting ideas with reasons is an acknowledgement of personal dignity. It connotes that you care about something about the other person - not in a touchy-feely way - but in a manner that is professional. It shows that a leader respects other people. Respect is an all too often neglected aspect of leadership.

  We all want to be respected by others but how often do we show respect to others, in particular those who report to us? The more we can answer that question in the affirmative the more respect we will get in return. And when that happens people will be happy to share their ideas because they know they have a willing listener.

  重点搭配摘抄:

  front line staff :一线员工

  keep tabs on the pulse of the organization :密切关注组织的脉动

  glean suggestions :收集建议

  makes it a practice to xxx:把xx当成一种习惯

  demonstrate a keen understanding of  xxx:表达对xxx的敏锐理解

  an acknowledgement of personal dignity:对于个人尊严的认同

  it communicates that :表达 xxx

  It connotes that :意味着

  makes it known that:表明 xxx

  set the tone for :为xx定了调子

  in a touchy-feely way:过于卿卿我我的、感情化的(no reason)

  a willing listener: 一个心甘情愿的倾听者

  重点句子摘抄:

  The more we can answer that question in the affirmative the more respect we will get in return.

  我们越是能肯定的回答这个问题就越能得到尊重。

  适用的题目:

  People should be open to new ideas and change his or her mind to be successful.

  Some people think that the most important quality in choosing the leader of a school organization or club is honesty.

  A leader should have strong opinions and not change his or her mind about those opinions.

  //www.forbes.com/sites/johnbaldoni/2015/02/19/david-remnick-be-open-to-new-ideas-even-when-you-must-say-no/#28a464e26cb2?

 

  David Remnick has not forgotten the first note he received from The New Yorker magazine. It was a rejection note from legendary editor, William Shawn.

  Now that Remnick is at the helm of the magazine - editor since 1998 and only the fifth in its 90-year history - he follows Shawn's example and attempts to answer the many queries he receives. As Remnick told Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air, he admits he falls short at times but to me he makes up for it with an outreach effort. At a recent gathering at the Columbia School of Journalism, Remnick gave out his email and invited people to send him ideas and manuscripts. While the door to admission to The New Yorker is high, Remnick admits that you never know from where the next great article, idea or writer will come.

  That is a good advice for any leader in a senior position: remain open to ideas from anywhere. I recall a CEO I worked for who regularly called front line staff in his company. He wanted to keep tabs on the pulse of the organization but also to glean suggestions that may have.

  When a leader demonstrates he is open to new ideas, he makes it known that he values others. One executive I know in health care makes it a practice to keep her door open to anyone in the company. That sets the tone for other executives in the organization. Such a practice goes more than gleaning for the "next big thing," it communicates that the leader values the contributions of others.

  Not all ideas are acceptable, nor are they ready to be implemented. William Shawn's rejection note to Remnick contained more than a simple no. As Remnick says, "I never forgot the time that was taken to write a cogent, short note about why not."

  All of us want to be accepted, to be liked and loved. We want our ideas accepted, too. And when they are rejected the tendency is to personalize the defeat. Of course that is a comfortable delusion from which many of us suffer. Savvy leaders know that if they want to connect with others they must do more than say no. They must explain the reason behind the no. In doing so they are recognizing the effort and the gumption the individual put into developing an idea and presenting it.

  Time, as anyone in charge knows, is a leader's chief resource. He or she must spend it wisely. And when a leader chooses to spend that time listening to others, or even rejecting their idea with reasons why, they demonstrate a keen understanding of people.

  Rejecting ideas with reasons is an acknowledgement of personal dignity. It connotes that you care about something about the other person - not in a touchy-feely way - but in a manner that is professional. It shows that a leader respects other people. Respect is an all too often neglected aspect of leadership.

  We all want to be respected by others but how often do we show respect to others, in particular those who report to us? The more we can answer that question in the affirmative the more respect we will get in return. And when that happens people will be happy to share their ideas because they know they have a willing listener.

  适用的题目:

  People should be open to new ideas and change his or her mind to be successful.

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