They are the biggest names in new millionaires, but why out of so many people of their generation did they rise to the top. What made them so different? Can it be learned? Can anyone learn it?
“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
One of the most innovative and creative men of our time never bothered to finish college, but somehow managed to change the world as we know it.
From a garage to global success. So what made him so special? Most people tend to watch television, surf the net, or immerse themselves in social media, but what if you chose to use that time more constructively. What if there was a way to expand your knowledge and make money during those fleeting hours?
“What a computer is to me is the mo
st remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.”
Building a company takes time. Renting an office, hiring employees, licenses, the list is long and the monthly costs can be astronomical, not to mention a sizable starting investment that offers no guarantees.
On the other hand, the online world works much faster and you don’t need much to get started.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
Those afraid of change have a habit of telling others not to try new things. They don’t want to try it, so you shouldn’t either… they say! The next time an opportunity presents itself, don’t run away, embrace it, hold on to it like your life depen
“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs.”
He’s been the richest man in the world for decades, but there was a time when he, like so many, had nothing. He’s a college dropped out who liked to play around with computers, and he built a technological empire that forever change the world. So if he could do it, why can’t you? Actually, you can. Get your thinking on the same frequency as Bill Gates and you’ll start to see amazing changes in a short time.
You either have people working for you, or you work for someone. It really is that simple. A job will allow you to survive. If you want more from life, you need to do more for yourself.
“I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created.”
Stepping into the unknown can often be a scary thing. Most people hold on tight to what they’ve got and turn away from new. This is born instinct that needs to be banished.
“People always fear change.”
To grow, you need to embrace change, step towards what seems difficult or new, and to a degree take a risk and invest some time and effort on a dream.
ds on it, master it, and reap the rewards that comes from courage and diligence.
“I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.”
Everyone has a good idea or two in their lifetime, but those who act on it with conviction step into a future of wealth, comfort and security. Zuckerberg took a simple project and changed human social behavior more than any other person in history. Take on the harder things later when you are more familiar with the environment.
“People think innovation is just having a good idea but a lot of it is just moving quickly and trying a lot of things.”
Inventors, scientists, and entrepreneurs all share one thing in common – they know failure. If things you’ve tried in the past didn’t work out for you, you at least learned from the experience.
“In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
Give the minimum, get the minimum. Do nothing, get nothing. Taking decisive action is the first requirement that every single winner in the world will tell you is the beginning of success.
There are thousands of people who had a good idea, but did nothing about it, only to later see someone profiting from the same idea. Next time you see something that can enrich your life, don’t look for reasons why not. Look for a way to be good at it, the best, then get busy growing your knowledge and bank account.
While this is very true for businesses, it is also true for individual people. Even if you think your life is good now, the world has a habit of changing overnight and pulling the rug from under your feet. Make sure you change with the times, and have more than one option when the rain falls.
If you’d like to know more about the process of building a dream and the necessary mindset to go the whole distance, check out this video and try to keep an open mind. The hardest step is the first and the last.