常言说：台上一分钟，台下十年功。对于NBA篮球运动员来说，每天48分钟的比赛是靠N倍的48分钟换来的，一旦踏进赛场，不是赢家就是输家，为了赢球，就要将一个投篮动作做上万次，将折返跑跑到气要断掉，要和队友对抗到汗如雨下。记得有记者问科比：“科比，你为什么如此成功?” 科比反问记者：“你知道洛杉矶凌晨4点的样子吗?” 记者摇摇头。科比：“我知道每一天凌晨4点洛杉矶的样子。”
友情提示：这个视频的旁白是Eric Thomas，饶舌歌手出身，在视频中的英语语法并非正规的教科书英文。事实上，他的英文更接近于Slang, Street Language(街头俚语)，大家在学习的同时，请不要忽略正确的教科书英语。不过话说回来，在英文国家，并非人人上过大学，大家平时交流的语言多数是以俚语为主。如果能听懂这样的英文，无疑对听力也有大大的加分哦!
There was a young man who you know he wanted to make a lot of money and so he went to this guru, right? He told the guru “you know i wanna be on the same level you on”. And the guru said “if you wanna be on the same level I’m on, I’ll meet you tomorrow at the beach.”
So the young man got there at 4am, he all ready to rock n roll, got on a suit .Should a wore shorts. The old man grabs his hand he says “how bad do you wanna be successful?” He said “real bad” He said “walk on out into the water”. So he walks out into the water. Watch this.When he walks out into the water it goes waist de
He’s thinkin’, “I wanna make money, he’s got me out here swimming. I don’t want to be a life guard, I want to make money.”
He got the meaning,so he said “come out a little further” he walked out a little further till it was right around this area.the shoulder area.So this old man crazy, he makin money but he crazy.
He said “come out a little further”, He came out a little further and it was right at his mouth. He’s like “I’m about to get outta here this guy outta his mind”. So the old man said “i thought you wanted to be successful?” he said “i do” he said “walk a little further” he came, dropped his head in, held him down, holdin him down, the man kickin andscratching. hold him down, he had held him down, Just before he was about to pass out, he raised him up. He said “I got a question for you,he told the guy.He said:“ when you want to succeed as bad as you wanna breathe, then you’ll be successful.”
I do not know how many of you all have asthma in here today, but have you ever had anasthma attack before, you are short of breathe, you’re weezy, and the only thing you’re trying to do is get some air.You do not care about no basketball game! You don’t care about what’s on TV. You don’t care about anybody calling you. You don’t care about a party. The only thing you care about when u trying to breathe is getting some fresh air, that’s it!
When you get to the point where all you wanna like to be is successful as bad as you would want to breathe, then you will be successful! I’m here to tell you that the No.1 the most of you say you want to be successful but you don’t want it bad , you just kind of want it. You don’t want it badder than you would like to party, you don’t want it as much as you wanna be cool, most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep!
Some of you love sleep more than you love success. And I’m here to tell you that if you’re going to be successful you’ve got to be willing to give up sleep.
You got to be willing to work of three hours, two hours. If you really want to be successful somedays you’re going to have to stay up for three days in a row!
Because if you go to sleep you might miss the opportunity to be successful. That’s how bad you have to want it. You got the days wanna?Listen to me, You gotta want to be successful so bad that you forget to eat.
Beyonce said once she was on the set, doing her thing. Three days has gone by, she forgot she didn't eat, cause she was engaged."I never forgot when 50 Cent was doing his movie? Did a little research, 50 cent that when he wasn’t doing his movie, he was doing his soundtrack. And they said, “When do you sleep 50!?”
“Sleep?!”, he said, “Sleep?! Sleep is for those people who are broke. I don’t sleep. I got an opportunity to make a dream a reality.”
Don’t cry and quits. You’re already in pain, you’re already hurt, get a reward from it! Don’t go to sleep until you succeed. Listen to me,I’m here to today to tell you can come here, you can jump up,you can do? you can be excited when we give away money.But listen to me you will never be successful if I have to so much as give you a dime…
You won’t be successful until you say “I don’t need that money cause I got it in here!”