激励与纪律 / Motivation Versus Discipline

激励与纪律

赴美国和其他国家留学的中国年轻人正越来越多。近年来,这种现象逐渐向低龄化发展,很多人的留学生涯提前到了高中阶段。

这一现象背后的原因很多,很明显的一点就是人们希望追求有别于国内高等教育的学习环境,特别是重视创新、创意、团队合作和沟通技巧的学习。

整个求学过程从选择申请学校开始,历经递交申请、等候入学通知等环节,给学生及学生家长平添了很多烦恼,更不用说高额的费用。

一位在北京的中国朋友跟我转述了一段他跟女儿之间的对话,他女儿刚完成几所美国大学的考试和申请。女孩儿被要求用英文写一篇论文,内容是关于激励和纪律哪个更重要的问题,还要举出相应的论据。

后来她问父亲会如何作答,还问他觉得怎么回答才是正确答案。

父亲的回答是:纪律更重要。

但女孩在论文里却表达了不同的观点,她回答说二者之中,激励更为重要。

爸爸问她为什么,女孩儿给他讲了一个虚构的小男孩儿的故事。他从小就被父母督促,每天拉好几个小时的小提琴。

孩子小的时候很需要父母的引导,很可能会遵守必要的纪律,完成每天严格的训练。

但是,随着他慢慢长大,他会开始更加独立的思考,对事情的轻重缓急会形成自己的判断,可能会对因为投入大量时间拉琴而放弃了其它爱好表现得比较消极。

在这个阶段,光有纪律,没有激励就不足以让他坚持下去。换句话说,没有激励的纪律不会长久。

我朋友被他女儿的答案震撼了,他认为女儿的回答比他更胜一筹。

这考题当然不是我出的,但我猜出题的人旨在考察学生的分析能力和英文写作能力。也就是说,无论哪种答案都是对的,只要你的解释合乎逻辑,并且能用英语清楚地陈述观点就行。

但在实际管理中,答案就不可能二者皆可了。

优秀的经理人和领导者会建立一种激励与纪律并存的文化。二者缺一不可,否则就像鸟儿失去了一侧翅膀。

在成功的道路上,年轻人最重要的就是要找到自己热衷的事情。如果未来的事业能以此为中心或者与此相关——无论它是什么——成就感和幸福感都会大大提高。

家长和老师们如果能够牢记这一点,帮助年轻人找到他们的激情所在,而不只是单纯看重纪律和考试成绩,可就算是为孩子们作了件大好事了。

Motivation Versus Discipline

A growing number of young Chinese people are pursing higher education in the U.S. and other overseas countries. In recent years, more are beginning the process at an earlier age, by attending secondary school overseas as well.

The underlying reasons for this are many. Clearly, one point of appeal is the pursuit of a learning environment different from that of higher education in China, especially with regards to fostering innovation, creativity, teamwork and communication skills.

The whole process, starting with selection of which schools to apply to, completion and submission of applications, waiting for the news about admission, and so on, creates high anxiety for students as well as parents. Not to mention high costs.

A Chinese friend in Beijing told me of a conversation he had with his daughter after she had completed the testing and application process for several U.S. universities. She was asked to write an essay in English on the question of which is more important: motivation or discipline, including the reasoning in support of her answer.

Later, she asked her Dad how he would have answered the question, and which one he thought would be considered the correct answer for the purposes of the test.

His answer: discipline is more important.

She had taken a different view in her essay, answering that motivation is the more important of the two.

Her Father asked her why, and she cited the hypothetical example of a young boy pushed by his parents to practice the violin for many hours each day, from a very young age.

When he’s young and heavily subject to parental guidance, he will most likely develop the necessary discipline to complete his rigorous daily practice routine.

But as he gets older, begins to think more independently and prioritize things for himself, he may react very negatively to the huge time commitment involved in this one pursuit, at the expense of other interests.

At that stage, discipline will not be sufficient to sustain his effort, in the absence of motivation. In other words, discipline without motivation is not sustainable.

My friend was impressed by his daughter’s answer to the question, which he agreed was superior to his own.

Obviously, I didn’t write the test, but I guess those that did were aiming to test the student’s reasoning ability as well as ability to write an essay in English. In other words, either answer can be considered correct, depending on how well you explain your logic and express your arguments in English.

In the world of management, it cannot be an either-or answer.

Great managers and leaders develop a culture imbued with both motivation and discipline. One without the other is like a bird with one wing.

On the road to success, one of the most important discoveries a young person can make is finding something they are passionate about. If they can build their career path around this or related to this — whatever it may be — their prospects of achieving greatness and happiness will be significantly enhanced.

Parents and teachers would do their children a big favor by bearing this in mind, and helping young people discover their individual passion, rather than focusing only on discipline and test results.


阅读数 44,428 / 44,428 views



激励与纪律 / Motivation Versus Discipline》上有 26 条评论

  1. baby shower invites etsy 说道:

    ^ **Mouseover** or **click** to view the metric conversion for this comment "10 lbs = kg Post feedback in /r/ToMetric"

  2. Rusty Gilliard 说道:

    12/28/2016 I’m pleased with the way that app.fortunechina.com handles this sort of issue. Usually on point, often controversial, consistently well-researched and stimulating.

    sirladyjadethefirst.tumblr.com

  3. Donald Kunicki 说道:

    12/23/2016 In my estimation, app.fortunechina.com does a excellent job of dealing with subjects of this sort! Even if frequently intentionally contentious, the information is in the main well researched and challenging.

    https://tonsilstonessurvivor.wordpress.com/

  4. Orville Trauth 说道:

    It is in point of fact a great and helpful piece of info. I’m happy that you just shared this useful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

    http://socialbookmarkingrat.xyz/story.php?title=daftar-perlengkapan-bayi-baru-lahir-pdf

  5. Duane 说道:

    Idon’t even know hоw I ended up ɦere, but I thⲟught thius post
    աas ǥreat. I do not kow աho yyou are but сertainly you aгe ցoing to
    a famous blogger iif уоu aге not aⅼready ;) Cheers!

    Ayo baca-baca Ԁi website Ane demii dapat Fakta lebih lengkap lagi tebtang anti rayap jakarta .

    Suwun

  6. Maxine 说道:

    I paay a visjt daily some sittes ɑnd websites tо read content,
    but thbis weblog ρresents feature based content.

    Silahkan Kunjungi website Aku hanya untuk mendapat Infomasi lebih lengkap lagi mengenai Huzi000000.com .

    Terima Kasih

  7. Dylan 说道:

    Highly energetic post, I enjoyeed tһаt
    bit. Will tɦere Ƅe a ρart 2?

    Silahkoan Kunjunngi halaman website Anne Ƅut dapatkan Fakta Menafik tentang anti rayap jakarta .
    Ƭhanks үa

  8. Margie 说道:

    I ƅelieve whɑt yօu said
    made a tonn of sense. But, ᴡhat ɑbout
    tҺiѕ? ԝҺаt if
    үⲟu ɑdded a little
    іnformation? I am not suggesting your information isn’t ǥood, Ьut
    suppose yοu added a title tһat grabbed ɑ person’ѕ attention? Ⅰ
    mean 激励与纪律 / Motivation Versus Discipline | 东8时区 GMT+8 | 财富博客 іѕ a likttle plain. Уⲟu couuld glance at Yahoo’ѕ
    front ρage ɑnd see how hey cfeate post
    eadlines tօ ɡеt vewers tο оpen tҺе ⅼinks.

    Υⲟu might ɑdd ɑ гelated
    video orr ɑ pic oor tԝо tto get readrs interested about еverything’νe ցot tо
    ѕay. Juust mү opinion, іt could make үߋur
    website а little Ƅіt more іnteresting.

    Kunhjungi web Kami demi dapatkan Informasi Menarik tentang
    jual blazer Pria murah .

    Тhanks уa

  9. Mirta 说道:

    Great blog here! Allso your website lpads սр fast!

    Wɦat web host ɑге үߋu
    սsing? Ⅽаn I ǥеt үοur affiliate link to уοur host?
    Ⅰ wishh mу siite loaded ᥙρ ɑѕ fasat aѕ yours
    lol

    Kunjungi situs Aku demi mndapatkan Data lebih keren mengenai jual blazer pria murah .
    Ƭhanks уa

  10. Terrell 说道:

    Wһat’s uup friends, itѕ ɡreat post
    аbout cultueand еntirely explained, ҝeep іt սρ all thee time.

    Jangan lupa uhtuk Kunjungi hallaman website Kammi buat mendapat Informasi lebijh lengap mengenai jasa backlink murah .
    Тhanks уa

  11. Lanny 说道:

    Thanbks for ones marvelous posting! ӏ truly enjolyed readring іt, you may bе
    a grеɑt author.I wilpl bbe ѕure to bokokmark youг blog and Ԁefinitely wіll come back at ѕome poіnt.
    Ι wаnt tto encourage օne to continue yohr gгeat job, haave ɑ nkce morning!

    Also visit mmy web paage – jasa backlink

  12. Hey! I just wanted to ask iff ʏοu ᥱvеr Һave any issues ѡith hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) աаs hacked and Ι endrd uρ losing ѕeveral weeos
    ⲟff Һard ԝork ⅾue tо no
    Ьack uр. Do уou һave ɑny metjods tto protect ɑgainst hackers?

    Kunjungi halawman website Saya demi dapatkan Data lebih lengkap tentang chemical cleaning Service .
    Suwun

  13. Casey 说道:

    Thankfuless tο my father աһо stated tߋ mе regarding
    tһіѕ blog, tҺіs bloog іs in facxt
    awesome.

    Silahkan Cek blog Kami hanya untuk merndapatkan Innfo lebih lengkap
    mengenai kasino dafabet resmi .
    Suwun

  14. Tobias Gilliss 说道:

    For newest news you have to go to see world-wide-web andon world-wide-web I found this site as a most excellent web page forhottest updates.

    http://info.expresshealthcaremd.com/blog/bid/272661/The-Flu-and-How-to-Avoid-it-Flu-Prevention-Tips

  15. Nader 说道:

    Arteilcs like this just make me want to visit your website even more.

  16. You should also consider the fact that you’re going
    to wear socks and the thickness of your socks may affect the fit of your Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet Women.
    I won’t give any advice other than to ask a professional.
    Mizuno shoes also have the capability to stay breathable and stay cool so you can be comfortable at all times.

  17. Carrol 说道:

    Hi, everything is going perfectly here and ofcourse every one
    is sharing information, that’s truly fine, keep up writing.

    Here is my blog … How to Download Music from Youtube
    for Free (http://www.youtube.com)

  18. Danuta 说道:

    With a cast the likes of Russell Crowe as the constant pessimist, Noah, Jennifer Connelly as
    his wife, Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah and Emma Watson as Ila (a girl
    the family adopts) one would expect to be drowned in great performances.
    ” To a person educated about the world’s various cultures dating back thousands of years, such a view is not only unscientific but also a result of cultural bias. When Noah woke, he found out what Ham did (the Bible is unclear what he did) and cursed Ham’s lineage while blessing his other sons.

    Feel free to surf to my web site – noah full movie

  19. Fake Rolex GMT Master II SS Black/Red Bezel Swiss Eta 2836-2 For Sale 说道:

    Online directories that roll Rolex watches are a better option than physical directories. This is because the intelligence that online directories contain are up to time|epoch|era|age|date}. You can in event get intelligence in actual time thus rescue yourself the agitate of having to deal with ancient intelligence and dealers who don’t exist. Online directories have undamaged payment gateways and are undamaged to use. When you want to legacy|gift} a Rolex you may also want to consider some of these online directories that allow for purchasing Rolex watches online. This option makes it convenient for you to ship the Rolex directly to the person you want to legacy|gift} the Rolex to.
    Fake Rolex GMT Master II SS Black/Red Bezel Swiss Eta 2836-2 For Sale http://bestcheaprolex.weebly.com/

  20. 李保华 说道:

    我觉得,激励是个人控制,而纪律则是别人控制,如果个人能够自我控制的话,那么任何纪律都不成问题。

  21. 个人以为纪律所针对的是进入到规则内的人群,其中有纪律性强的,也有差的。纪律最重要的作用是让纪律性差的这一部分熟悉规则,适应规则,从而在规则内发挥、行动。小姑娘的回答我并不觉得满意——激励是一种主动把握方向的态度:一个人开始积极主动地思考自己面临的问题,在这种主动性占据优势的情形下,如果纪律成为选择道路上的羁绊,那么它已经没有存在的意义,原因很简单,既然在这个规则下的活动并不适合,那么要么调整自己,要么调整规则。管理角度,如果规则内员工可以自省,自我激励,最大程度地发挥能动作用,应该是最好的状态。

发表评论

电子邮件地址不会被公开。 必填项已用*标注

:wink: :-| :-x :twisted: :) 8-O :( :roll: :-P :oops: :-o :mrgreen: :lol: :idea: :-D :evil: :cry: 8) :arrow: :-? :?: :!: