Understanding the text
1 He achieved fame for his wit, wisdom, civic duty, and abundant courage.
2 They were thought to be slow learners in childhood, but they overcame their childhood difficulties and made magnificent discoveries that benefit the entire world today.
3 His strong will.
4 It means to keep their focus on achieving a positive end result, instead of letting small problems get in the way of good results.
5 Because they have the will to overcome profound obstacles and to work diligently in the pursuit of their goals, and have the passion for success.
6 Because firms preferred to hire less qualified men rather than risk hiring a female lawyer, which was unprecedented.
7 We should never give up on our dream, and one day we can change the world and make it a better place.
8 The secret of success is built upon a burning inward desire – a robust, fierce will and focus –that fuels the determination to act, to keep preparing, to keep going even when we are tired and fail.
1 You may have tried and failed many times before you finally get success. But it does not matter. What matters is whether you can summon up (鼓起) all your courage again and again to face the hardships standing in the way of success.
2 Luck, talent, good relationships with your colleagues, etc.
3 ? When I have realized that I am pursuing something that is hard to achieve, I would try to stick to the goal. But I will begin to think of what I can do to improve the situation. When it still doesn’t work, I would try t o analyze what the problem is and then make some changes and probably reset my goal.
?Yes, sometimes we are pursuing the wrong goal which can never be achieved, only to find ourselves in deep frustration and profound fatigue. In this situation, I may give up the wrong goal and set up another goal that is achievable.
4 ?Following the guidance of senior people.
?Getting sound advice from our parents.
?Setting a correct goal.
?Achieving success step by step.
?Developing good interpersonal relationships.
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