The life of Jack Ma is an inspiration of everyone struggling with life.
Faced series of closed doors but his mantra (persistence is key to everything) kept him going.
He was turned down for 30 different jobs.
Rages to riches, earning $12 a month to becoming a multi billionaire. He attributes his sparkling success to relentless effort over a turn of luck.
Scored 1 out of 120 points on the math portion of his college entrance exam.
Getting a score of less than 1 percent in college entrance exam is something else completely. To quote Ma: “I am not good at math, have never studied management, and still cannot read accounting reports.”But, he never needed to be good at math to become a billionaire. Perhaps even more impressive is that he never heard the word “computer” in his childhood.
Was the only interviewee (out of 24) rejected by KFC.
Out of 24 KFC applicants in his pool, 23 were hired. Ma was the only one to be rejected. He attributes this largely to his lack of good looks and short stature.
Jack Ma says people lose out in life because of these 4 reasons: Being myopic to opportunity, Looking down on opportunities, Lacking understanding, Failing to act quickly enough.
Money isn’t happiness, it’s responsibility.
When you have more than one billion dollars, or a hundred million dollars, that’s a responsibility you have. It’s the trust of people on you, because people believe you can spend money better than the others.
Expect the unexpected.
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.
To change the world, invest in youth.
Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big.
Wasn’t deterred after being rejected from Harvard 10 times.
It’s not so much that being rejected from Harvard 10 times is surprising, it’s that he bothered applying that many times in the first place. The very important thing you should have is patience.
There will always be haters.
People who do believe in you won’t say anything to support you, but those who don’t will always jump out to say so, he said. That’s human nature.
You don’t need connections to achieve success. We only have the customers that support us.
Don’t be fixated on past successes.
Today, there are great opportunities, but if you are too fixated on the old ways of thinking, especially the successes of the past, you’ll suffer. Successful people are the most difficult people to change.
Before you turn 20 years old, be a good student just to get some experience.
Before you turn 30 years old, follow somebody. A good boss teaches you differently.
Between 30 and 40 years old, you need to think clearly whether you want to work for yourself, if you really want to be an entrepreneur.
When you’re between 40 and 50 years old, you must do all the things that you are good at.
But when you are 50 to 60 years old, work for the young people.
When you are over 60 years old, spend time on yourself.
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