成功人士的五种习惯

From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report.
这里是美国之音慢速英语健康和生活报道。

Having success and being able to meet one's goals requires knowledge, a sense of direction, hard work and resources. Some people might add to that list luck, connections and perhaps a strong belief in yourself.
获得成功并且能够实现自己的目标需要知识、认清方向、努力工作以及各种资源。有人可能会补充一些,这还需要运气、关系以及强烈自信。

We accomplish our goals one step at a time, doing a little each day. So, using your day effectively is important.
我们一步步实现自己的目标,每天完成一点。所以,有效利用自己的每一天很重要。

On many websites -- from Forbes magazine and Fast Company to health and physical fitness sites -- productivity experts share advice on how to achieve your career and life goals. Most of the experts agree on one thing: Starting your day on the right foot is most important.
在很多网站上,从福布斯和快速企业杂志到健康和健身网站,效率专家都分享了如何实现职业和人生目标的建议。大多数专家都认为,每天都有一个好的开始是最为重要的。

Collected from these websites, here are five ideas on how to start your day off right.
以下是我们从这些网站收集到的如何正确开始每一天的五条建议:

1. Get up an hour early.
1. 早一个小时起床

People who get up early in the morning have a jump on the day. For starters, they're awake! And some studies show that our willpower and attention span are strongest in the morning. In fact, the morning may be the most productive part of your day.
起床早的人就已领先一步。首先,他们清醒了。而且一些研究表明,我们的意志力和注意力在早上是最强的。实际上,早上可能是你一天中效率最高的时候。

In American English, we like to say, "The early bird gets the worm." Here, if you're a bird, the worm is the reward. So, this expressions means that people who rise up early have a head start and, therefore, are more likely to succeed.
在美式英语中,我们经常说:“早起的鸟儿有虫吃。”如果你是一只鸟,虫儿就是对你的回报。所以,这句话的意思是早起的人有领先优势,因此也更可能成功。

Inventor, philosopher and writer Benjamin Franklin would probably agree. Americans like to use Franklin's memorable expressions. One of them is "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."
发明家、哲学家和作家富兰克林可能会认同这点。美国人喜欢引用富兰克林的经典语录。其中一句就是:“早睡早起使人健康、富有和聪明。”

Of course, there are exceptions. People who are "night owls" do their best work and their best thinking at night.
当然也有例外,夜猫子在晚上工作效率最高,头脑最清楚。

2. Drink a glass of water with lemon juice.
2. 喝一杯柠檬水

While your coffee is being prepared or waiting for your tea water to heat up, drink a glass of water with lemon juice.
当你在煮咖啡或等着水烧开泡茶时,喝一杯柠檬水。

Why? Health experts say that drinking a combination of lemon juice and water first thing in the morning jump-starts the body's metabolism. Not only does it jump start your body's cells, but this kind of drink keeps them moving throughout the day.
为什么呢?健康专家说,早上首先喝一杯柠檬水可以唤醒身体的新陈代谢。这不仅可以唤醒你身体的细胞,还能让它们整天都很活跃。

3. Don't answer email or jump into social media as soon as you get up.
3. 不要一起床就回复电子邮件或是进入社交媒体网站

Your coffee or tea is ready. So, you decide to look at your email quickly or open up your Facebook account. Well, don't. This is a great way to forget about the day ahead.
你的咖啡或是茶泡好了。所以,你决定快速查看一下电子邮件,或是打开Facebook账户。不要这样做!这会让你忘记新的一天。

We've all done it. You see a Facebook post from a friend you haven't seen in a long time. He is angry about some political issue and the heated discussion pulls you in. Before you know it, an hour has passed, you're angry with lawmakers and it's not even nine in the morning yet! You hurry out the door so as not to be late for work. This is not the best way to start your day.
我们都是这么做的。你在Facebook上看到了很久不见的一位朋友的帖子。他对一些政治问题感到愤怒,这种热烈讨论把你扯了进去。在你意识到这点之前,一个小时已经过去了。你对议员很生气,这时候甚至还不到早上九点。你急匆匆地出门以免上班迟到。这不是你开始新的一天的最好方式。

4. Exercise!
4. 锻炼!

Some people may disagree with this one. Exercising in the morning may not be for everyone. Some people like to exercise after work or at night.
有人可能不认同这个观点。在早上锻炼可能不是对每个人都合适。有些人喜欢下班或晚上锻炼身体。

Physical fitness experts and trainers often suggest some form of exercise in the morning because the middle of the day is a busy time for most people. By the day's end, you may not have the time or energy to exercise. How many times have you finished work and said to yourself, "I'm too tired to exercise! I'll do it tomorrow."
健身专家和教练常常建议在早上进行一些锻炼,因为大部分人中午都很忙碌。到了晚上,你可能没有时间和精力去锻炼身体。有多少次你做完工作后对自己说:“我太累了,懒得锻炼了。明天再锻炼吧!”

Exercising in the morning prevents that from happening.
在早上锻炼就不会发生这样的事情。

5. Think about your day ... at night.
5. 晚上思考一下这一天

Meditate, visualize -- whatever you call it -- take time at the end of the day to think back on all the things that have happened. Give thanks, if you want. And spend a little time to think about tomorrow. Some people who talk about "living in the present" may criticize this. But it may you help to prepare if you take a few minutes to think about what you need to do the next day.
在一天结束的时候花时间回想一下当天发生的所有事情。如果你想的话,感恩这一天,并花一点时间思考一下明天。有些把“活在当下”挂在嘴边的人可能会批评这点。但是,如果你花几分钟时间思考一下第二天需要做什么,可以帮助你做好准备。

Also, know that your day will probably change. You probably won't have time to do everything you planned. But that's fine. If you did one thing, that means you are one step closer in reaching one of your goals. And if you follow this advice, at least you've already gotten your exercise out of the way!
此外要知道,你的这一天可能会有变化。你可能不会有时间去做计划好的所有事情。但是没关系,你做了一点,就意味着离目标更近一步。而且如果你遵循这些建议,至少你锻炼过了。

And that's the Health & Lifestyle report.
以上就是本期健康和生活报道的全部内容。

I'm Anna Matteo.
我是安娜·马特奥。(51VOA.COM对本文翻译保留全部权利,未经授权请勿转载,违者必究!)