Simon Sinek – Finite vs Infinite Goals

TRANSKRIP
I’ve become very very interested in the idea of playing in games that have no finish lines.
Some games have finish lines, baseball, football.
Getting a part is a finish line.
You audition, there’s a beginning, middle and end.
There’s rehearsal and practice.
There’s showing up for the audition and you either win or you lose, and then it’s over.
That is finite.
But one’s career is infinite.
There’s no end.
It’s like our lives are finite but life is infinite.
People come and people go but life continues.
Theater.
Actors come and actors go but theater continues.
It’s infinite.
You don’t win theater.
You win a part.
But what happens once you get the part?
The finite game is over.
Now you enter the infinite game, you have to be able to convert.
And the reason this is important, and I’ve seen this unfortunately so many times,
from a young age all you wanted to do was get to Broadway.
And then you get to Broadway, and then what?
You’ve devoted your entire life to one finite goal
and when you get there, the immediate response is depression
because I spent 15 years of my life for this one thing
and I got it and now I don’t know what to do next.
Like what to do, get to Broadway again?!
It doesn’t have the same ambition.
It doesn’t have the same passion that you’ve devoted,
you’re from Fargo, North Dakota
and that’s all you wanted to do is get out of Fargo and make it to Broadway
and you made it.
It doesn’t have the same kind of passion.
and this is because these are finite goals.
There’s a lot of studies that have been done with athletes who have finite goals.
To become the greatest X in the world.
So Andre Agassi was one of these athletes.
He wanted to become the greatest tennis player that ever lived.
So guess what?
Everyone in his life he would view them through,
how do you help me get to that?
Everything was how does this help me get to that?
Everything was a transaction,
how do you help me move to there,
and then you know what happens?
He achieved it, he became the greatest tennis player in the world
and you know what happened immediately after?
Depression.
Michael Phelps set out to become the most medaled Olympian in history
Do you know what?
He achieved it.
You know what happened immediately after?
Depression.
They spend their whole life working for one goal.
Though most will never get it, the few that do, don’t know what to do next because their goals were finite.
Their goals were finite.
And so there are finite components to your career but your career should be infinite.
So yes, of course you have to win the finite game.
You have to get the part.
But immediately when you get the part now you convert to infinite.

TERJEMAHAN
I’ve become very very interested in the idea of playing in games that have no finish lines.
Saya menjadi sangat tertarik akan gagasan bermain di permainan yang tidak memiliki garis akhir

Some games have finish lines, baseball, football.
Beberapa permainan memiliki garis akhir, baseball, football.

Getting a part is a finish line.
Mendapatkan peran adalah sebuah garis akhir.

You audition, there’s a beginning, middle and end.
Kamu mengikuti audisi, ada awal, pertengahan dan akhir.

There’s rehearsal and practice.
Ada gladi bersih dan latihan.

There’s showing up for the audition and you either win or you lose, and then it’s over.
Ada hadir ke audisi dan entah kamu menang atau kalah, lalu selesai.

That is finite.
Itu terbatas.

But one’s career is infinite.
Tapi karir seseorang tidak terbatas.

There’s no end.
Tidak ada akhirnya.

It’s like our lives are finite but life is infinite.
Seperti hidup kita itu terbatas tapi kehidupan itu tidak terbatas.

People come and people go but life continues.
Orang-orang datang dan pergi tapi hidup berlanjut.

Theater.
Teater.

Actors come and actors go but theater continues.
Aktor datang dan pergi, tapi teater berlanjut.

It’s infinite.
Itu tidak terbatas.

You don’t win theater.
Kamu tidak memenangkan teater.

You win a part.
Kamu memenangkan sebuah peran (untuk tampil di teater).

But what happens once you get the part?
Tapi apa yang terjadi begitu kamu dapatkan perannya?

The finite game is over.
Permainan terbatasnya selesai.

Now you enter the infinite game, you have to be able to convert.
Sekarang kamu masuk ke permainan tak terbatas, kamu harus bisa mengubah.

And the reason this is important, and I’ve seen this unfortunately so many times,
Dan alasan mengapa ini penting, dan saya sayangnya melihat ini berkali-kali,

from a young age all you wanted to do was get to Broadway.
sejak kecil yang ingin kamu lakukan adalah mendapat peran di Broadway.
Catatan: Broadway adalah nama gedung teater di kota New York yang terkenal yang mementaskan pertunjukan-pertunjukan musikal bertaraf internasional
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_theatre

And then you get to Broadway, and then what?
Lalu kamu menembus Broadway, lalu apa?

You’ve devoted your entire life to one finite goal
Kamu membaktikan seluruh hidupmu untuk satu cita-cita yang terbatas

and when you get there, the immediate response is depression
dan ketika kamu meraihnya, respon seketika itu juga adalah depresi

because I spent 15 years of my life for this one thing
karena saya menghabiskan 15 tahun hidup saya untuk satu hal ini

and I got it and now I don’t know what to do next.
dan saya mendapatkannya dan sekarang saya tidak tahu apa yang harus saya lakukan setelah ini.

Like what to do, get to Broadway again?!
Apa yang harus saya lakukan, menebus Broadway lagi?

It doesn’t have the same ambition.
Tidak ada lagi ambisi yang sama.

It doesn’t have the same passion that you’ve devoted,
Tidak ada lagi passion yang sama yang sudah kamu curahkan,

you’re from Fargo, North Dakota
kamu dari kota Fargo, North Dakota
Catatan: Ini merujuk pada salah satu kota kecil di Amerika.

and that’s all you wanted to do is get out of Fargo and make it to Broadway
dan satu-satunya yang ingin kamu lakukan adalah meninggalkan Fargo dan menembus Broadway

and you made it.
dan kamu berhasil.

It doesn’t have the same kind of passion.
Tidak ada lagi passion yang sama

and this is because these are finite goals.
dan ini karena itu adalah cita-cita yang terbatas.

There’s a lot of studies that have been done with athletes who have finite goals.
Banyak studi yang sudah dilakukan dengan atlet yang memiliki cita-cita terbatas.

To become the greatest X in the world.
Menjadi X terhebat di dunia.

So Andre Agassi was one of these athletes.
Andre Agassi adalah salah satu atlet ini.

He wanted to become the greatest tennis player that ever lived.
Dia ingin menjadi pemain tenis terhebat yang pernah hidup.

So guess what?
Coba tebak?

Everyone in his life he would view them through,
Semua orang di dalam hidupnya akan dia pandang lewat,

how do you help me get to that?
bagaimana kamu akan membantuku meraih itu?

Everything was how does this help me get to that?
Segalanya adalah bagaimana ini membantuku meraih itu?

Everything was a transaction,
Segalanya adalah transaksi,

how do you help me move to there,
bagaimana kamu membantuku bergerak ke sana,

and then you know what happens?
lalu kamu tahu apa yang terjadi?

He achieved it, he became the greatest tennis player in the world
Dia meraihnya, dia menjadi pemain tenis terhebat di dunia

and you know what happened immediately after?
dan kamu tahu apa yang terjadi segera setelah itu?

Depression.
Depresi.

Michael Phelps set out to become the most medaled Olympian in history
Michael Phelps bercita-cita ingin menjadi peserta Olimpiade dengan medali terbanyak dalam sejarah

Do you know what?
Coba tebak?

He achieved it.
Dia meraihnya.

You know what happened immediately after?
Kamu tahu apa yang terjadi segera setelah itu?

Depression.
Depresi.

They spend their whole life working for one goal.
Mereka menghabiskan seluruh hidup mereka bekerja keras untuk satu cita-cita.

Though most will never get it, the few that do, don’t know what to do next because their goals were finite.
Meskipun sebagian besar tidak akan meraihnya, sebagian kecil yang berhasil tidak tahu apa yang harus dilakukan setelah itu karena cita-cita mereka terbatas.

Their goals were finite.
Cita-cita mereka terbatas.

And so there are finite components to your career but your career should be infinite.
Jadi ada komponen terbatas pada karirmu tapi karirmu harus tidak terbatas.

So yes, of course you have to win the finite game.
Ya, tentu saja kamu harus memenangkan permainan terbatasnya.

You have to get the part.
Kamu harus dapatkan perannya.

But immediately when you get the part now you convert to infinite.
Tapi segera setelah kamu mendapatkan perannya, kamu ubah menjadi tak terbatas.