Learning is actually a painstaking process in which both students on campuses and employees of working agencies are struggling to acquire knowledge by sparing great efforts. On the contrary, some people in today’s society aim at studying without hard work, following the so-called “shortcut” ways. From my own perspective, there is no shortcut in the way to learn. First and foremost, learning or obtaining knowledge is based on the accumulation step by step. The famous saying that Rome is not built in one day teaches us that no goal is achieved without persistence and accumulation. In addition, the shortcut to learning is extremely appealing to those who are unwilling to spend time and energy studying because they might win by a fluke. However, students advocating the shortcut is unlikely to win every time. Last but not least, the fickleness and negative attitudes towards exams are responsible for the widespread trend of the shortcut belief, and it surely lead to the failure of study to some students. Taking a look around us, we can find that many agencies and people believe in the prediction of the exams, and students may be indulged in the so-called perditions and pay no attention to studying hard。
11、谁也不能随随便便成功，它来自彻底的自我管理和毅力。(Nobody can casually succeed, it comes from the thoroughself-control and the will. )'
As is vividly depicted in the picture,before thecirculation desk stands a student,who wants to find a shortcut to learning,withthe librarian pointing it to him.On the lower part of the picture,we can seesome English characters which read “' How To Do Well In School Without Studying'is over there in the fiction section”。
It is a common phenomenon that a large number of students are pursuing success with a wrong belief that there exists a shortcut to learning. The picture given reveals this fact in an ironic way. We can easily notice from the cartoon that a student is asking the teacher in the library how to achieve accomplishment in school without studying, while the teacher is pointing to the fiction section to tell him to work hard。
1、此刻打盹，你将做梦;此刻学习，你将圆梦。(This moment will nap, you will have a dream; But this moment study,you will interpret a dream. )
威澳门尼斯人官网，7、幸福或许不排名次，但成功必排名次。(Perhaps happiness does not arrange the position, but succeeds must arrange the position. )
USATTM: Besides practice, are there any shortcuts?
4、勿将今日之事拖到明日。(Not matter of the today will drag tomorrow. )
1992 Olympic Silver Medalist, Women’s Doubles
As has been mentioned, learning without hard work tends to be useless and meaningless, for students cannot have a great chance to grow into all-round intellectuals. The picture makes us college students aware of the great significance of true skill and genuine knowledge. Only by making efforts to learn in and after class can we gain solid and real ability and competence。(新东方在线、北京新东方 纪军)
3、觉得为时已晚的时候，恰恰是最早的时候。(Thought is already is late, exactly is the earliest time.)
6、学习不是缺乏时间，而是缺乏努力。(Studies this matter, lacks the time, but is lacks diligently.)
“‘How To Do Well In School Without Studying’ is over there in the fiction section”
9、请享受无法回避的痛苦。(Please enjoy the pain which is unable to avoid.)
USA Women’s Singles & Doubles, Mixed Doubles Champion, 1996-98
“Themost crucial part of your life,”once wrote a distinguished professor, “is tocultivate the quality of diligent。”I was,and remains,the supporter of the ideathat “There is no shortcut to learning。”
10、只有比别人更早、更勤奋地努力，才能尝到成功的滋味。(only has compared to the others early, diligently diligently, canfeel the successful taste.)
1991 World Champion, Women’s Doubles
2、我荒废的今日，正是昨日殒身之人祈求的明日。(I leave uncultivated today, was precisely yesterday perishes tomorrow which person of the body implored.)
Asto me, I think there is no shortcut to success,and the English characters underthe picture also mean that the shortcut to success only exist in the virtualworld.Whetheryou can do well in school is based on the effort that you spend on study.Thatis to say,the more diligent you are,the better your study is.Diligent is momentous and fundamental to people whatthe soul is vital and significant to us.Had it not been for it,we could nothave been success.The story of Ma Yun,founder of China’s online tradingempire,best prove the significance of diligent in realizing personal ambitionand creating value to the world。
5、学习时的苦痛是暂时的，未学到的痛苦是终生的。(Time the study pain is temporary, has not learned the pain islife-long. )
Gao Jun’s Secret
GAO: I have three words to share with everybody: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. That’s my secret. That’s the secret for all the top players in the world. Let me elaborate on this a little bit. There are three elements a person needs in order to be successful in sports: diligence, talent, and opportunities. Diligence is the most important. I’m not talking about simple diligence here. I’m talking about diligence with motivation. You need to use your body, and your brain, in practices. When I was competing for the Chinese National Team, I had little notebooks that I brought along everywhere I went. I would review my notes on other players' styles before I played them. I’ve always treated each match very seriously, and I don’t make the same mistake twice.
8、学习并不是人生的全部。但既然连人生的一部分也无法征服，还能做什么呢?(The study certainly is not the life complete. But, since continually life part of-studies also is unable to conquer, what butalso can make?)
USATTM: You were a world champion, and once ranked #3 in the world. What’s your secret? Can you share with our readers?
让我解释的更加详细一些，在体育运动中想要成功，有三个主要的因素：勤奋、天赋和机遇。其中勤奋是最重要的。我说的不是单纯的 勤奋，而是说带有积极性的勤奋。在练习中，你不光要运用自己的身体，同时也需要运用自己的大脑。当我在中国国家队的时候，总是随身带着一个小笔记本，在和 其他选手比赛之前，我都会翻看本子上的笔记，来了解他们的技术与风格；我总是认真的对待每一场比赛；我也不会重复同样的错误。
GAO: Definitely no shortcuts. Table tennis requires a lot of practice. It’s not a sport that you can simply rely on power and speed to win. You need a lot of control, strategies and skillful touches, too.
USATTM: How can one become a good table tennis player? What should one watch for in his/her training?
World #3, 1994-95
GAO: First of all, you need to spend a lot of time practicing. As I said, there is no shortcut. Secondly, you should never give up. Imprint that in your head – never, ever, give up! Be cool, and fight for every point. It’s not over till it’s 21. Thirdly, you must pay attention to basic training. It might be repetitious and boring sometimes, but it’s critical. You have to learn how to walk first before you can run. Don’t envy those fancy shots. They will come natural to you after you master the basic skills.
（高军的简历就不翻译了，反正大家都很熟，本文节选自USA Table Tennis Magazine在2000年初给她作的专访）
(Excerpted from interview of Gao by Marianne Yeh in the upcoming Jan/Feb 2000 USA Table Tennis Magazine)