There is NO denying the fact that Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most successful young’uns today. At the age of 23, he became a millionaire because of his innovation called Facebook. And today, he is now one of the richest individuals in the world.
Mark is indeed someone to look up to when you want to establish your own business. I mean, why wouldn’t he? His net worth in billions is more than his age ($35 billion at 30 years old).
It’s no trivia that Mark created Facebook while he was still in Harvard, and that he left the university life to focus on his business. And Facebook remains to be the most used social media site in the internet.
Mark’s life is quite a blue moon that it’s quite impossible for it to happen to us /ordinary/ people. But, who says you can’t?
Here are a few words from Mark’s commencement speech last May 26, to inspire you to keep moving forward with your dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem.
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
Remember that life is very unpredictable to stay in the comfort zone. Don’t waste a good life, take risks. Sometimes, the best things in life happen outside the sidewalk. Don’t be afraid to try things you’re not familiar or uncomfortable with. Make bold choices, and do not be afraid of failure because that’s where you’ll grow. You can do it.
“This is a perverse thing, personally, but I would rather be in the cycle where people are underestimating us. It gives us latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.”
Keep in mind that there will ALWAYS be people who’ll doubt your potentials. And instead of holding a grudge, how about turning the tables? Use that as a motivation to improve and develop, not only yourself, but also in your business. These doubts will be the fire that’ll keep you burning in life.
“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”
Before we even go there. No, this does not mean you can hurt people along the way of making your business a success. That’s just downright wrong and heartless. What this quote means is that you keep moving forward. Don’t let obstacles in life get in your way, break them. Do not limit yourself and the things you can do.
Let these quotes inspire you to keep moving forward in pursuing your dreams. Who knows, your story might end up like Mark Zuckerberg’s.