Naval:Work As Hard As You Can(尽自己最大努力工作)

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Work as hard as you can. Even though what you work on and who you work with are more important.

尽自己最大努力工作。即使你的工作内容,以及和谁一起工作更重要。

Work as hard as you can

尽自己最大努力去工作

Let’s talk about hard work. There’s a battle that happens on Twitter a lot. Should you work hard or should you not? David Heinemeier Hansson says, “It’s like you’re slave-driving people.” Keith Rabois says, “No, all the great founders worked their fingers to the bone.”

我们来说说努力工作。推特上有很多这个话题的讨论。是应该努力工作还是不应该?David Heinemeier Hansson说:“就像您是奴隶主。”Keith Rabois说:“不,所有伟大的创始人都是辛勤工作的。”

They’re talking past each other.

他们在彼此背后说话。

First of all, they’re talking about two different things. David is talking about employees and a lifestyle business. If you’re doing that, your number one priority is not getting wealthy. You have a job, a family and also your life.

首先,他们是在讨论两个不同的事情。David讨论的是关于雇员和生活方式型企业(属于小企业的一种特定的类型,其设立的目标一般是维持特定的收入水平,而不是更高的收入,而更多的动机则是创立者个人的兴趣、爱好和技能)。如果你在这种企业中,你的首要任务不是让自己变的更富有。你有一份工作、一个家庭,另外还有你的生活。

Keith is talking about the Olympics of startups. He’s talking about the person going for the gold medal and trying to build a multi-billion dollar public company. That person has to get everything right. They have to have great judgment. They have to pick the right thing to work on. They have to recruit the right team. They have to work crazy hard. They’re engaged in a competitive sprint.

Keith正在谈论创业的奥林匹克竞赛【表示竞争很激烈】。他说的是那些想夺取金牌,并试图建立一个数十亿美金的上市公司的人。这些人必须把每件事都做对。他们必须有非凡的判断力。他们必须选择正确的工作。他们必须打造优秀的团队。他们必须疯狂的工作。他们正在进行一场竞争性的冲刺。

If getting wealthy is your goal, you’re going to have to work as hard as you can. But hard work is no substitute for who you work with and what you work on. Those are the most important things.

如果你的目标是变得富有,那么你必须尽自己最大的努力工作。但是,努力工作并不能取代你同谁一起工作以及你从事工作的重要性。这两件事更重要。

What you work on and who you work with are more important

你从事什么工作,和谁一起工作是最最重要的事

Marc Andreessen came up with the concept of the “product-market fit.” I would expand that to “product-market-founder fit,” taking into account how well a founder is personally suited to the business. The combination of the three should be your overwhelming goal.

Marc Andreessen提出了“product-market fit.(可以理解为产品符合市场需求)【注1】”的概念。我将其扩展到“产品-市场-创始人匹配”。考虑到什么是创始人个人适合企业的能力。这三者(对的人、对的事、努力工作)的结合应该是您的压倒性目标。

You can save a lot of time by picking the right area to work in. Picking the right people to work with is the next most important piece. Third comes how hard you work. They are like three legs of a stool. If you shortchange any one of them, the whole stool is going to fall. You can’t easily pick one over the other.

你能找到适合自己的工作,那将会节省你很多时间。找到合适的人一起工作是下一件最重要的事。第三是你工作的努力程度。它们就像凳子的三条腿。如果你少找其中任何一个,整个凳子都会倒掉。你不能轻易地选择其中一个。

When you’re building a business, or a career, first figure out: “What should I be doing? Where is a market emerging? What’s a product I can build that I’m excited to work on, where I have specific knowledge?”

当你去创业,或是攻读学位,首先要弄清楚:“我应该做什么?哪里是新兴市场? 什么样的产品是我可以创造出来,并且我有特定的知识,能让我兴奋地投入到工作中去? ”

No matter how high your bar is, raise it

不论你的标准有多高,提高它

Second, surround yourself with the best people possible. If there’s someone greater out there to work with, go work with them. When people ask for advice about choosing the right startup to join, I say, “Pick the one that’s going to have the best alumni network for you in the future.” Look at the PayPal mafia—they worked with a bunch of geniuses, so they all got rich. Pick the people with the highest intelligence, energy and integrity that you can find.

第二点,尽可能让自己身边有最好的人一起工作。如果有更优秀的人可以一起工作,赶紧去吧。当有人向我咨询应该怎么选择合适的创业公司加入时,我会告诉他,“选择那些可以让你在未来有更好校友网络的人。”你看PayPal黑帮,他们和一堆天才打交道,所以他们都变的很富有。尽自己最大努力去寻找那些最聪明、最有活力、最正直的人。

And no matter how high your bar is, raise it.

不论你的标准有多高,提高它

Finally, once you’ve picked the right thing to work on and the right people, work as hard as you can.

最后,当你选择了正确事和好的合作伙伴,那就尽你所能努力工作吧。

Nobody really works 80 hours a week

没有人真的一周工作80个小时

This is where the mythology gets a little crazy. People who say they work 80-hour weeks, or even 120-hour weeks, often are just status signaling. It’s showing off. Nobody really works 80 to 120 hours a week at high output, with mental clarity. Your brain breaks down. You won’t have good ideas.

这就是神话变得有点疯狂的地方。那些声称自己每周工作80小时,甚至120小时的人,往往只是给自己打的标签而已。这是在炫耀。没有人真的可以在每周工作80到120小时的情况下,还能保持高产出和头脑清晰。你的大脑崩溃了。你不会有好想法产生。

The way people tend to work most effectively, especially in knowledge work, is to sprint as hard as they can while they feel inspired to work, and then rest. They take long breaks.

对于知识工作者来说,最有效率的工作方式是,当他们有激情工作的时候,就尽可能去冲刺,然后好好休息。他们会休息很长时间。

It’s more like a lion hunting and less like a marathoner running. You sprint and then you rest. You reassess and then you try again. You end up building a marathon of sprints.

这更像一只在狩猎狮子,而不是马拉松运动员。你先冲刺,然后休息。你重新评估,然后再试一次。你最终建立了一个马拉松式的短跑。

Inspiration is perishable

灵感稍纵即逝

Inspiration is perishable. When you have inspiration, act on it right then and there.

灵感稍纵即逝。当你有灵感的时候,立马行动起来。

If I’m inspired to write a blog post or publish a tweetstorm, I should do it right away. Otherwise, it’s not going to get out there. I won’t come back to it. Inspiration is a beautiful and powerful thing. When you have it, seize it.

当我有灵感想要写一篇博客或发表一篇推特风暴,我应该立马去做。否则,它不会发出来。我不会再回来发送他们。灵感是一种美丽而强大的东西。当你拥有它时,抓住它。

Impatience with actions, patience with results

对行动缺乏耐心,对结果充满耐心

People talk about impatience. When do you know to be impatient? When do you know to be patient? My glib tweet on this was: “Impatience with actions, patience with results.” I think that’s a good philosophy for life.

人们谈论不耐烦。什么时候应该缺乏耐心?什么时候应该拥有耐心?我在推特上油嘴滑舌的写道:“对行动缺乏耐心,对结果充满耐心。”我认为这是一个很好的人生哲学。

Anything you have to do, get it done. Why wait? You’re not getting any younger.

无论你要做什么,行动起来。为什么要等?你已不再年轻。

You don’t want to spend your life waiting in line. You don’t want to spend it traveling back and forth. You don’t want to spend it doing things that aren’t part of your mission.

你不想一辈子都排队等候吧。你不会想把时间花在来回旅行上。你不想把时间花在不属于你使命的事情上。

When you do these things, do them as quickly as you can and with your full attention so you do them well. Then be patient with the results because you’re dealing with complex systems and a lot of people.

当你要做这些事情的时候,尽可能快的去做,全神贯注的去做,这样你才能做好他们。然后耐心的等待结果,因为你面对的是复杂的系统和很多人。

It takes a long time for markets to adopt products. It takes time for people to get comfortable working with each other. It takes time for great products to emerge as you polish away.

需要很长时间市场才能接受你的产品。人们需要时间来适应彼此的工作。伟大的产品需要时间的磨砺。

Impatience with actions, patience with results.

对行动缺乏耐心,对结果充满耐心

If I discover a problem in one of my businesses, I won’t sleep until the resolution is at least in motion. If I’m on the board of a company, I’ll call the CEO. If I’m running the company, I’ll call my reports. If I’m responsible, I’ll get on it, right then and there, and solve it.

如果我在自己的生意中遇到了问题,至少在解决方案开始实施之前,我不会睡觉。 如果我是一家公司的董事会成员,我会打电话给首席执行官。 如果由我来管理公司,我会给我的报告打电话【这句话不知道怎么翻译妥当】。 如果是我的责任,我会马上着手解决这个问题。

If I don’t solve a problem the moment it happens—or if I don’t move towards solving it—I have no peace. I have no rest. I have no happiness until the problem is solved. So I solve it as quickly as possible. I literally won’t sleep until it’s solved—maybe that’s just a personal characteristic. But it’s worked out well in business.

如果问题发生的那一刻我没有解决它,或者我没有让事情朝着正确的方向推进,我会坐立不安。我不会休息。除非事情解决,否则我不会快乐。所以我尽可能快地解决它。在问题解决之前,我是不会睡觉的ーー也许这只是我个人的特点。 但是这在商业上运作良好。

【注1】product/market fit,简称PMF,意思是产品符合市场需求(如此精髓的概念直译过来为何如此苍白-_-!!!),这是大名鼎鼎的Marc Andreesen提出来的概念,他认为:世上的创业公司只有两种,一种是找到PMF的,一种是没找到的。详细解释可以参考该链接

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