Ifyou’re having a hard time seeing the beauty in the ugly things life has handedto you lately, here are some truths happy people are facing that could help youtoo:
If youwant the benefits of something in life, you need the costs. Most people wantthe reward without the risk. However, you cannot be praised in public withoutprivate practices. 16 Instead of thinking about what you want,consider first: What are you willing to give up to get it?
Acomfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. The biggestdream killer isn’t a lack of opportunity or talent. 17 Fools believe they can conquer fear. But thosewho go far in life understand that uncertainty will never go away when they aredoing great things. They are prepared to walk beside it every day for as longas it takes to get to where they want to go.
18 It’s you, and only YOU 99% of the time. Thetoughest battles you’ll ever fight will begin between your own two ears. Beforeyou get the rest of the world on board, you’ll have to convince the biggestcritic of all — YOU!
You canlearn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them. Theyare a necessary part of a life well lived. When something goes wrong, don’t runor try to hide. 19
Peoplewill love you, and people will dislike you. And most of the time, it will havenothing to do with you. How others treat you is their choice. 20 Love them anyway. Be kind because it's who youare, not because they have to earn it.
A．Mistakescan help you succeed.
B．However,how you respond is yours.
C．It’s a place wherespring never comes.
D．It’s the addiction wehave to our comfort zone.
E．You cannothave the destination without the journey.
F．If you wantto see what’s holdingyou back, look in the mirror.
G．See it asan opportunity to learn something you didn’t know about yourself.
16.E（1）本段中心为“要想享受生活的益处就必须要付出代价，没有付出就没有回报。”1选项E紧扣本段中心，即：不经历艰辛的历程就不会到达目的地。（2）选项E “You cannot havethe destination without the journey.”位于段中，与前一句“you cannot bepraised in public without private practices.”在格式上形成了并列呼应，起到承上启下的作用。
17.D （1）本段主题句提出“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothingever grows there .”D选项“It’s the addiction we have to our comfort zone.”中“comfort zone”与主题句原词呼应。（2）D选项与前一句“The biggest dreamkiller isn’t a lack of opportunity or talent.”形成逻辑的转折关系，阐述最大的梦想杀手不是缺乏机会和才能，而是沉湎于舒适区。（3）关注代词指代，排除干扰选项。D中的“it”指代“The biggest dreamkiller”，而干扰项C中的“it”指代“A comfort zone”。
18.F （1）F选项位于段首，提出问题“If you want to seewhat’s holding you back,look in the mirror.”与下一句“It’s you, and only YOU 99% of the time.”在逻辑上形成解释关系。（2）选项中使用代词“you”与下一句的代词“you”呼应。
19.G （1） G选项位于段末，“See it as anopportunity to learn something you didn’t know about yourself.”与前一句“When something goeswrong, don’t run ortry to hide.”在逻辑上形成转折关系。（2）关注代词指代。G选项中代词“it”指代前句不定代词“something”.(3) G选项与前句在格式上呼应，均使用祈使句来指导我们对犯错应采取的正确态度，即：不应该逃避隐藏，而是把它看作学习成长的机会。
20.B （1）B选项是位于段中的过渡句“However, how yourespond is yours.与前一句How others treatyou is their choice.”在逻辑上形成转折关系。（2）关键词“respond”与“treat”形成反义呼应，“their choice”与“yours”形成近义呼应。
【试题答案】16.E 17.D 18.F 19.G 20.B