Describe something you’ve always wanted to do but have done yet
1. In general, do you think planning is important? 总体来说，你认为做计划重要吗?
Oh, definitely it is. Planning makes our life more predictable and, as a result, less stressful. It gives us the right direction, motivates us and keeps us disciplined. It allows focus and personal energy direction preventing us from taking many unnecessary, unfocused and inefficient steps, ensuring that we are staying on track with our goals. It also aids in organising our day, week, month and year and helps us manage our time. I can also say that planning increases our efficiency and helps produce quality work. So, no doubt of primary importance.
2. Do you think people should make highly detailed plans or just general plans? 你认为人们应该做一个详细规划还是大致计划?
Well, I would say it depends on personality characteristics. If people enjoy the spontaneity of life and like to shake up their routine, they should opt for making general plans ’cause this type of plans builds in a high degree of flexibility and doesn’t restrict people’s freedom. But if people like to make sure they know where they are going and why they are doing something before getting started, I guess, they should focus on making highly detailed plans ’cause plans set the direction and establish priorities providing clarity on what people should be working on at any given t: and enabling them to make decisions deliberately, methodically and strategically.
3. What type of people likes to make plans? 哪类人喜欢做规划?
Oh, I think that these are, first of all, people who like to make sure they know where they are going and why they are doing something before getting started. They prefer when things progress clearly in stages. They feel comfortable when they know that they are moving in the right direction and keep everything under control. Such people are focused, deliberate and thoughtful. Oh, and they are usually avid note-takers, which explains their love to making plans.
4. Why do you think some people don’t like making plans? 为什么你认为一些人不喜欢做规划?
Well, I guess that one of the reasons for this is the fact that making plans is time-consuming and stressful for people. What is more, plans restrict people in many ways making them feel the pressure of being in charge of unexpected twists, complexities and pitfalls, which can discourage people from planning. I also guess that some people dislike planning just because they like to shake up their routine going where the day takes them. They like the freedom to simply look forward to outcome and don’t want to get disappointed if something goes wrong along the way.
5. Do you think it’s important for a person to have a career plan? 你认为职业规划重要吗?
Oh, no doubt it is. A career plan is a kind of a road-map which will help a person get wherever they would like to go helping them define their future career path as well as giving them the confidence they need to succeed. What is more, it is an essential part of a person’s personal growth and development ’cause it, first, makes people set goals and then pushes them to gain new skills to strive for those goals. One more reason why it is vital to have a career plan is because it helps people take responsibility for their weaknesses, which increases their chances of success and, as a result keeps them from getting stuck in a rut.
6. How do most people plan their future education and their future career? 大多数人会对教育和职业做规划吗?
Well, I think one of the most important factors people consider while choosing their education and career is their interests and passions because work takes up about one-third of human life and if people spend so much time on doing what they don’t like, it will be hard for them to feel happy. I also guess that while choosing future education and career people pay attention to their natural aptitudes and skills because it makes no sense to choose some area they are really bad at. It’s also quit, common among people to consider such factors as the salary and availability jobs ’cause any job must pay the t and give a chance to grow. I guess these are the most important factors to consider.
7. Do you think it’s important for young people to get advice from their parents when planning a career? 你认为年轻人在做计划的时候从父母那获取建议重要吗?
Oh, for sure it is, especially if this advice remains impartial. Parents know their children best. I mean their innate talents and skills, likes and dislikes, and can help them make informed decisions about their future. But I will repeat the key word here is help, that is give children the freedom and space to live their own life but not make decisions instead of kids unintentionally putting pressure on them to realize somebody’s unfulfilled ambitions.