<TED Worksheet>
1. 8 Secrets of Success
Richard St. John
<3:26> | February 2005

 

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<Key Vocabulary>
Write the meaning(s) of each word. Write an example sentence (example sentences) if you need.

(1) teenager

(2) successful

(3) passion

(4) workaholic

(5) frolic

(6) focus

(7) mentally

(8) shyness

(9) self-doubt

(10) invent

(11) privilege

(12) persist




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≪Questions≫
1. Why did Mr. John decide to figure out what leads to success?

 

2. How many years did it take for him to finish his research? How many people did he interview?

 

3. Fill in the blanks.

<8 Secrets of Success>

[1. ___________________]

a. Freeman Thomas says, “I’m driven by my _____________.”

b. If you do it for _____________, the _____________comes anyway.

 

[2. ___________________]

a. Rupert Murdoch says, “It’s all hard _____________. Nothing comes easily. But I have a lot of fun.”

b. TEDsters ___________________         TEDsters workafrolics




[3. ___________________]

a. Alex Garden says, “To be ___________________put your nose down in something and get damn good at it. ”

b. There is no magic, it’s ___________________, ___________________, ___________________.

 

[4. ___________________]

a. Norman Jewison says, “I think it all has to do with ___________________ yourself on one thing.”

 

[5. ___________________]

a. David Gallo says, “___________________  yourself.

    Physically, mentally,you’ve gotta ___________________, ___________________,       

    ___________________.”

b. You gotta push through ___________________ and ___________________.

c. Goldie Hawn says, “I always had ___________________. I wasn’t good enough; I wasn’t smart enough. I didn’t think I’d make it. ”

d. It’s not always easy to push yourself → they invented ___________________.




[6. ___________________]

a. Sherwin Nuland says, “It was a privilege to ___________________ as a doctor.”

b. “You can’t serve yourself, you gotta serve others something of ___________________ because that’s the way people really get rich.”

 

[7. ___________________]

a. Bill Gates says, “I had an ___________________: founding the first micro-computer software company.”

 

[8. ___________________]

a. Joe Kraus says, “___________________ is the number one reason for our success.”

b. You gotta persist through ___________________. You gotta persist through crap!

C = ___________________

R = ___________________

A = ___________________

P = ___________________

 




 

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≪Answers:8 Secrets of Success≫
1. Why did Mr. John decide to figure out what leads to success?
Because he met a high school student on a plane and was asked, “What leads to success?” And he felt badly because he couldn’t give her a good answer.

 

2. How many years did it take for him to finish his research? How many people did he interview?
7 years, 500 people.

 

3. Fill in the blanks.

<8 Secrets of Success>

[1. ____Passion ______]

a. Freeman Thomas says, “I’m driven by my ____passion____.”

b. If you do it for ____love____, the ____money___comes anyway.

 

[2. ____Work_________]

a. Rupert Murdoch says, “It’s all hard ____work____. Nothing comes easily. But I have a lot of fun.”

b. TEDsters ______workaholics ______         TEDsters workafrolics




[3. _____Good______]

a. Alex Garden says, “To be ______successful_______ put your nose down in something and get damn good at it. ”

b. There is no magic, it’s ______practice_____, ______practice_____, _______practice_____.

 

[4. ____Focus______]

a. Norman Jewison says, “I think it all has to do with _____focusing______ yourself on one thing.”

 

[5. _____Push______]

a. David Gallo says, “______push______  yourself.

    Physically, mentally,you’ve gotta ______push______, ______push_____,       

    _____push_______.”

b. You gotta push through ______shyness_____ and ______self-doubts________.

c. Goldie Hawn says, “I always had ______self-doubts______. I wasn’t good enough; I wasn’t smart enough. I didn’t think I’d make it. ”

d. It’s not always easy to push yourself → they invented ____mothers____.




[6. ______Serve______]

a. Sherwin Nuland says, “It was a privilege to _____serve______ as a doctor.”

b. “You can’t serve yourself, you gotta serve others something of _____value_____ because that’s the way people really get rich.”

 

[7. _____Ideas_______]

a. Bill Gates says, “I had an _____idea_____: founding the first micro-computer software company.”

 

[8. ____Persist_____]

a. Joe Kraus says, “_____Persistence______ is the number one reason for our success.”

b. You gotta persist through ____failure______. You gotta persist through crap!

C = ____Criticism________

R = ____Rejections_______

A = ____Assholes_________

P = ____Pressure_________

 

 
 

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