Lessons We Can Learn From Jack Ma
H ave you read my “Jack Ma’s 10 Powerful Rules for Success” previously? This post is a continuation of the previous one because Jack Ma is simply such a great inspiration to me & I’ve learnt many lessons just by listening to his interviews. This time round, I would like to share with you some lessons learnt from his speech in South Korea.
#1: Never Give Up
Here are some fun facts about Jack Ma on his “Never Give Up” attitude:
- He applied to Harvard University for 10 times but failed – he kept trying whereas others might have given up on their second / third try
- His English is self-taught – he wakes up early in the morning to visit a hotel where he practiced his English with foreign tourists there for 8 years
- He persisted despite facing 37 rejections from potential investors when he first started Alibaba
- He kept pushing forward in his business although he is not profiting from it for the first 3 years
#2: Don’t Complain, Let Others Do It
Successful people are optimistic for the future & do not complain – they live to solve the problems of others.
They go to places where people complain the most & help solve their problems.
#3: Do Not Go With The Herd
There is no opportunity when everybody agrees with it.
The opportunity is yours when most people disagree.
#4: Believe in Your Vision
If you are convinced that your idea will work, persist even though everybody around you disagrees.
Hold onto your dreams, find a few people with the same beliefs & work very hard to materialise your dreams.
#5: Use Your Own Brain
Use your own brain to think & find your own opportunities instead of complaining about having no opportunities to succeed.
Think about how you can make a difference to your life & others.
#6: Take Action, Work Very Hard
Work hard to make your dreams happen.
Instead of boasting about his success, Jack Ma emphasises that if there is a book he can write, it will be about1,001 mistakes of Alibaba.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, rather learn from your mistakes & the mistakes of others. Mistakes can be your opportunity too 😉
Are You Inspired By Jack Ma?
Are you equally inspired by Jack Ma?
Let me know which lesson you think is the most valuable for you in the comment box below 😉
To A Victorious You