As most of you know, that famous online website you’ve got open for most of the time you are awake was founded by a then-19 year old Mark Zuckerberg.
At 23, Mark was already a millionaire and is now one of the world’s youngest billionaires. It makes you wonder how an average guy who wasn’t even at a quarter of his life hit jackpot with an online venture.
Here are 5 motivational quotes from Mark that you need to fill you up with inspiration:
1. “My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I don’t care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being ‘just’ a company means to me is building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.”
To be successful and continue driving your passion, money can’t be the only goal. If all you care about is making it rain dollars, you wont get too far. What makes others love your work? Let them be a part of whatever it is you’re trying to contribute to this world and you’ll notice everyone coming together to develop what you have started.
Be remembered and have your company remembered by those you have helped and inspired. Wealthy businessmen who are only in it for themselves have no real influence or power over the growth of humanity and the future.
2. “..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.”
They say if your dreams don’t scare you then they’re not big enough.
In reality, some people are doing a good job keeping themselves motivated, it’s the people around them who try to scare them and bring them down. Sometimes, they are concerned friends and family looking out for you. Other times, they are just people who don’t see the potential you know you have.
This should not serve as a way to let you doubt yourself. In fact, use them as a source of motivation and prove them wrong.
People who dare to achieve great things in life will always have doubters. Don’t let anyone infect you with their negativity, staying positive is your choice – and the right one at that.
3. “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.”
30 years ago, you would not have been able to read this blog. The internet and most especially social media have been connecting us in ways no one would have imagined before.
Society will continue to change and, with the help of today’s online technology, continue to develop at a rapid rate. If you’re not willing to step outside your box and try to be a part of the development, you might get left behind.
Don’t be too pressured about the do’s and don’ts. Even the most successful people of our time didn’t know what they were doing at one point, and up until now are still uncertain of their decisions. You don’t always have to be sure of things. Take a chance on a good idea and see where it takes you.
4. “I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction”
You have to set your mind on your end goal. What is it that you really want to achieve? If you’re working this hard for something you want, never settle for anything less. Keep at it and you will eventually see results.
A lot of the time, you might get a little tired and burnt out. Don’t let that stop you. Take a breather, gather your thoughts and get back to work. Keep in mind that you should not sacrifice what you want most for what you want now.
5. “The question isn’t ‘What do we want to know about people?’, it’s ‘What do people want to tell about themselves?’”
Your business shouldn’t only be about its goals, it should be for the people as well. Give others the freedom to express themselves through your company. Don’t just label them as customers, let them be a part of a community that you created, one with a common interest and goal.
Listen to what your market wants and provide them with something even better.
Mark isn’t the only online entrepreneur we can take advice from. Keep posted for our weekly motivational write-up focusing on one businessman at a time. Cheers to your best motivation and your best online plan!
To Your Best Online!
Ingrid Gee, Internet Marketing Consultant. Blue Dress® Marketing, an Internet Marketing Company headquartered in Knoxville, TN. Internet Marketing Developed, Implemented and Managed to Full Circle! Organic Internet Search Engine Guru. Turn Key Internet Optimization Programs Placing You Everywhere and Anywhere You Need to Be Online®
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