Defect Is Advantage 缺陷是優勢

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Defect Is Advantage 缺陷是優勢

提要

有人天生與他人不同,小小的不同像是慣用左手;大大的不同,則像是失去左臂。與眾不同,會有些許不便,但也可以讓自己變獨特,成為別人沒有的有利條件。



This is an inspiring story of a 12-year-old boy Tom who defeated his weakness, by unknowingly making it his advantage.

Poor Tom lost his left arm in a terrible accident. His parents could not console him. To cheer him up, his father made him join a Judo school. As the boy always wanted to learn Judo, his father thought that this would make him happy.

Everyone wondered how a single armed boy could learn Judo. However, the master happily enrolled him. Tom trained in Judo for about 8 months. He practiced nothing but a single stroke. He trained for all 8 months in mastering this single stroke, over and over again. The boy was surprised and sometimes annoyed as his master taught him only one stroke.

Yet, Tom said nothing, he mastered the particular move and grew as nobody could excel in doing that. The boy was picked by the master to compete in the national-level Judo championship tournament.

Everyone made fun of Tom and the master. How a one-handed boy could win a national championship? Even the boy was not sure about why his master chose him.

Surprising to others taunting, Tom easily defeated his six contenders with his single stroke. He gradually moved to the semi-finals. He struggled a bit in the semi-finals and won the match.

Needless to say, it surprised everyone. The final match began. The opponent was very strong and the boy could not counterattack him. The referee decided to halt the match, as the opponent could harm Tom severely. He announced a break and discussed with Tom's master to stop the match and declare the opponent as the champion of the year. Even Tom was happy that he advanced very much and happily said yes!

However, his master did not want him to forfeit the match, he asked Tom to continue his wonder. By exceeding everyone's expectations, and with a huge effort, Tom won the match and the title. He had become the champion!

Tom was so surprised how he won the competition with just one single move. The master then told him, "My dear child, you learned the most difficult stroke in Judo that very few can master to perfection. If your opponent wants to beat you and prevent you from using the stroke, they have no other choice but to hold your left arm. This is the secret behind your victory!"

Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses! Turning our weaknesses into strengths makes us unbeatable. If the boy can turn his weakness, the loss of his left arm into a massive success, why can't we?



解說

這是一個鼓舞人心的故事,描述一個12歲男孩湯姆,克服了自己的弱點,並在不知不覺間將其變成自己的優勢。

在一次可怕的事故中,可憐的湯姆失去了左臂。父母無法安慰他,為了讓他振作,他的父親讓他進入了一所柔道學校學習。由於男孩一直想學柔道,父親認為這會讓他開心。

每個人都想知道,一個獨臂男孩究竟要怎麼學柔道?不過,師父很高興地收了他。

湯姆前後接受了大約8個月的柔道訓練,只練一招。在他接受的8個月訓練中,反覆一遍又一遍地學僅此一招。

男孩很驚訝,有時也覺得很生氣,因為師父只教他一招。

然而,湯姆什麼也沒說,他掌握技巧、精通這個特定的動作,而且達到無人能做到的程度。這個男孩被師父選中,參加國家級柔道錦標賽。

湯姆和師父變成大家的笑柄。獨臂男孩要怎麼贏得全國冠軍?就連少年自己也搞不懂為什麼師父會選他。

讓嘲諷他的人感到驚訝的是,湯姆用唯一的一招,輕鬆地擊敗了6個競爭者,逐漸進入了準決賽。在準決賽中,經過一番掙扎的他贏得了比賽。

不用說,這讓所有人都感到驚訝。最後一場比賽開始了,對手很強,少年根本無法反擊,裁判決定暫停比賽,因為對手可能會讓湯姆受重傷。他宣布休息,並與湯姆的師父討論停止比賽並宣布對方為年度冠軍。就連湯姆也很高興,覺得自己進步很多,高高興興地答應了。

然而,師父並不希望他放棄比賽,他要求湯姆繼續他的奇蹟。出乎所有人意料之外,也費了很大勁,湯姆擊敗強敵,成了全國冠軍。

湯姆非常驚訝,怎麼會只用一個動作就贏得比賽,師父於是對他說:「親愛的孩子,你學會了柔道中最難的一擊,很少有人能練到完美。如果你的對手想阻止你使用這招,他們別無選擇,只能抓住你的左臂(但他們抓不到),這就是你致勝的祕訣。

每個人都有自己的長處和弱點,將自己的弱點變成優勢,將使我們所向無敵。如果男孩能把他失去左臂的弱點,變成無與倫比的成功,我們怎麼會做不到呢?

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