a sense of achievement virtuous cycle 良性循环 grand feat/exploit 辉煌的业绩
attainment of goals elevate our self-esteem be conductive to self-actualization 有助于自我实现
By doing (something), we can enjoy a sense of achievement. The feat of accomplishing is conductive to self-actualization, which will inevitably elevate our self-esteem. Inflated esteem will proportionally contribute to even more solid achievement. This is virtuous cycle toward a better career. For example, I have a relative who works in a big company. He was once awarded the opportunity to travel abroad that excited him for quite a long time. After that he worked even harder and gained the elevated esteem.
A willing ox 任劳任怨的人 selfless contribution the state of being recognized a sense of belonging provide satisfaction motivation for further improvement
By acknowledgement, I mean the state of being recognized. When we are recognized by our company (school/college/group/community or society), we can experience a sense of belonging. The feeling of being recognized provides satisfaction and motivation for further improvement. Hence, when a person can be identified by others, the subsequent outcome can be beyond imagination. Bill Gates, through luck, diligence, and team spirit leads Microsoft to splendor. And he distributes his wealth generously, which won him a name: the greatest philanthropist around the world. His success is acknowledged by our society. And his satisfaction index can be higher than that of any other peers.
ingredients to sound health 健康的要素
physical health psychological health well-adjusted to the society sound health as fit as a fiddle 身体好
discard health hazard robust strength 体力充沛 Health is above wealth.
Fresh air, clean water and nutritious food are indispensable ingredients to sound health. So if we live in good environment and enjoy healthful diet, our physical health can be guaranteed. Also if we have positive hobbies like reading and other mental pursuits, our psychological health can be elevated. Anyway, health is above wealth, we should exert our efforts to discard health hazard in order to attain a better life.
be protected against failure, damage a sense of security facilitate the harmony of society Safety is the top priority.
Safety refers to the condition of being protected against failure, damage, error, accidents, harm, et cetera. Safety is usually our main concern.
perform daily errands 从事日常业务
get easy access to 容易接近
do not have to exert ourselves too much 不用太费力气
Convenience means being suitable and useful for us to carry out daily tasks. If something is convenient and easy to be made use of, we get easy access it, then the potential can be fully exploited. We do not have to exert ourselves too much to obtain the benefit. As a result, we can devote more time and efforts to accomplishing other business that is urgent and pivotal.
people skill 人际交往能力
bare one’s heart 敞开心扉
exchange of ideas transmission of messages harmony of the relationship communication can be heart-warming channels of communication are open
Communication is about the exchange of ideas, opinions and information through written or spoken words, symbols or actions. The smooth exchange of information and ideas between disparate people can be thrilling and heart-warming. When we bare our hearts to communicate, we can eliminate the conflict or contradiction. Thus, the distance among people will surely be shortened. Thus, we can achieve the purpose of transmission of messages. In the meanwhile, the interaction arises, which definitely improves teamwork. Hence, we can harvest (garner/reap) both the success of cooperation and the harmony of the relationship.
lastingness of goods deep impression eternal/everlasting impact far-reaching influence unforgettable memory garner/assimilate nutrition 汲取营养
By durability, I mean goods may have lastingness; love is eternal; friendship is everlasting. When something gives us deep impression, we surely will have an unforgettable memory. For example, paper writing and classroom discussions are more durable in our mind than examinations can give. When we build a library, we build a cradle of knowledge. This is a transformation of life, which can be durable and far-reaching.
crave for/long for/yearn for/pine for creatures of desire 欲望之物
meet our needs to one’s heart’s content 尽情享受 fulfill one’s dream satisfy one’s vanity 满足虚荣心
Desire refers to our hope or inclination. We are all creatures of desires. We try our best/endeavor to satisfy our desire and vanity: the desire to relax to our heart’s content; the desire to gain more knowledge; the desire to earn big money and the desire to be loved. To meet one’s desire is to enjoy a happy life. Hence, we are all willing to sacrifice our time and efforts to make our heart’s desire fulfilled.
make full use of resource not to squander efficiency-conscious take a shortcut 走捷径 Efficiency is gold. We use half of the effort, but we can double the result.
Being efficiency means not to waste and not to squander. Sometimes we use half of the effort, but we can double the result. Modern people chase after efficiency that is the catchword around the globe. Our work efficiency can be enhanced if we adopt proper method; our learning efficiency can be elevated if we take a shortcut. Anyway, when we make full use of the devices at our hands, we may achieve efficiency, which can save our time and efforts.
money- conscious 重金钱的
cut down the price steady development Waste not, and want not. 不浪费，不短缺
Husband energy, and cut emission. 节能减排
To save is to earn Our society is economy-driven.节约型社会
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Being economical means using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness. Being economical or money- saving is vital to people as an English proverb puts it that “ a penny saved is a penny earned”. When we achieve economy in expenditure, we are in fact making money work for us. When we bargain and cut down the price, we are money-conscious; when we take bus instead of driving our own cars, we are reducing the cost for petrol.