18 Sep 10 success lessons from Mark
10 success lessons from Mark Zuckerberg
❶ Have a Big Dream and Be Ambitious
Build something that makes a really big positive change in the world and will impact many generations to come. Dream big dreams. Improve the lives of people and bring them together. Know what you want to achieve and formulate → guiding principles. Start small but think big and be ready to sacrifice anything to make your dream business a → success.
❷ Be Super Passionate
“Find that thing you are super → passionate about,” advises Mark Zuckerberg. When Yahoo offered him a billion dollars for the early-stage company he’d built, Mark refused, explaining it wasn’t about the money. Being super passionate about your work is the master key to success – especially in the IT world, where constant → experimentation with new ideas and long hours are the norm. Keep your inner flame burning bright and make sure that your passion doesn’t fade away.
❸ Break Boundaries and Venture Daringly and Rapidly
Things around you may look good, but you can create a far better world. Don’t copy others. Dare to change the world and make your great breakthrough service available all over the globe. Take risks. Break boundaries and don’t set limits on yourself and your business. Accomplish the improbable and break people’s → perceptions of what’s possible.
❹ Do the Most Important Thing You Could Be Doing
Ask yourself every day this question, ‘Am I doing the → most important thing I could be doing?’ You shouldn’t feel good about how you’re spending your time unless you feel like you’re working on the most important problem that you → can help with.
❺ Do Your Best, Work Smart and Hard
Do everything possible to → make your dream turn to reality. Work very hard to achieve what you want – there can be no success without → hard work. Be ready to make many sacrifices on the way to your dream.
❻ Have Faith in Yourself and Stay Focused
Never have doubts about your abilities and don’t ever let anyone fill you with negativity. Regardless of anything, remain relentlessly focused on managing and improving your business and → customer value. Stick to your guns and believe in what you are doing. Remain strong in the face of adversity and mindful of the hazards. Believe in your ability to maneuver around any challenge that comes your way. Use criticism as a stepping stone to improve what you are working on. Write a thank you note every day. Keep your head in the game and persevere – your dedication will propel you into a → successful businessman.
❼ Be Flexible and Willing to Change
Don’t be burdened by what other products are like or what you said about the same thing earlier. Look at your product or business every time with fresh eyes and → look for improvements, → opportunities or radical innovation.
❽ Stand Up To Pressure
As an → entrepreneur, you must have both a great vision and great courage to stand up to the pressures, both internal and external. Your ability to stand up to pressure will help you stay on course and never steer away from your vision and goals.
❾ Stop Perfecting, Finish
Finishing something is paramount. It is more important than perfection. “Done is better than perfect,” said Mark Zuckerberg. Doing your best is what counts, yet no one is perfect. If you finish something, you can always go back and → improve on it.
❿ Stay Humble
Even if you became a billionaire, don’t refocus on buying fancy things, expensive cars and luxury mansions. Instead, focus on → growing your company and live close to its campus. “Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life,” says Mark Zuckerberg.