One Sunday afternoon a young man came across a wise sage. The young man asked the sage if he could show him the path to success. The sage said, if you really want to know the path, meet me at the river tomorrow morning. 某个周六午后，一个年轻人偶然遇见了一位智者，便恳请他讲讲成功的方法。智者回答说，如果你真的很想知道答案，请明天早上来河边见我。 On the next day, the young man arrived early to the river, excited about what he was going to learn. 第二天，年轻人满怀着期待早早地就来到了河边，兴奋异常。 The sage and the young man then got into a boat and went down the river. After a few minutes, the young man said, I’m ready to learn; teach me the way of success. 年轻人跟着智者上了一条船，沿着河流漂流而下。没过几分钟，年轻人就急切地请求智者点拨迷津。 The sage said, I will teach you, and he pushed the young man out of the boat and into the river. The sage then jumped into the river and pushed the young man’s head under the water. The young man fought and fought, but the sage kept the young man’s head under. Finally, the young man broke free and came to the top of the water. He asked the sage, what are you trying to do, kill me; I just wanted to know the way of success. The sage said, when you fight for success, like you were just fighting for your life, you will find it.
我会教你的”，话音刚落，他就把年轻人推入河中，自己也跟着跳了下去，还把年轻人的脑袋按在水中不放。年轻人拼命挣扎，奈何也挣脱不了。 最终，年轻人总算是挣脱了出来，大喊道，“你想干什么，杀了我吗？我只是想知道成功的方法而已。” 智者说，“当你为成功奋斗就像为求生而奋战那样，你自然会收获成功。
The point I’m trying to make is this, if success is not critical to you, you won’t find it. You have to fight for it with everything that you have, because it won’t come easy. You must have a white hot burning desire in order to achieve the unachievable. There’s a quote that says, “The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he may breathe without letting go.” To succeed you have to be like that Bulldog. You have to have a “no-give-up” mentality; you have to fight for you want, like everything is depending on it. 通过这个故事我想要说的就是，假如你认为成功不是非此不可的一件事的话，你就无法取得成功。因为成功来之不易，所以你要全力以赴去奋斗。你一定要有一颗炙热的心去追求你的目标。有一句名言是这样说的，“斗牛犬长着一副塌鼻子，这样它在贴着与对手较量时也不用担心呼吸问题”。 为了取得成功，你一定要像斗牛犬那样。你必须要有一种”永不言弃“的精神；你一定要为了自己理想而去奋斗，就像没有它的话，其它一切存在也就没有任何意义那样。