Bill Gates is the inspiration to all of us. He has taught me too much. And today I would to share with you the Bill Gates top 10 rules for success which I personally love very much and feel are very powerful.
Simple, yet very powerful, if only you focus on it. It takes courage, risk, and guts to leave a prestigious university such as Harvard, and start a company but Bill Gates still took that risk.
It all comes from optimism. If you are optimistic then you are willing to take a risk. Bill Gates has always been optimistic about things.
As I look forward, I’m very optimistic about the things I see ahead
Become a “Boss” as soon as you can:
As soon as possible. If you make $10 a day, hire somebody at 5. Why planning to work for somebody else to make their dreams come true. Why not utilize the very same time and energy in chasing your passion and developing something where you are the boss.
If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs.
Never fear Losing:
Life is just a journey of successes and failures, so it doesn’t matter if you fail. When you fail you learn.
I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.
Life is not a cakewalk:
Life is very tough and selfish. Don’t expect anything good from life if you are not working. Life doesn’t just throw a billion dollars at you. You have to work day and night to achieve it. Bill Gates used to work for 16 hours in a day, every day!
Life is not fair, get used to it.
Reward yourself for your successes:
As human beings, we need the motivation to keep on moving forward, so when you achieve even the slightest part of your success, celebrate it.
Like I mentioned earlier life is just a road of small successes and small failures.
When you achieve your goal, treat yourself depending on how much you have achieved, that way you will keep yourself motivated, but if you fail, learn from your mistake.
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Seek as much feedback as you can:
There will always be haters.
No matter what you do, some will still discourage and some will dislike your work no matter what you do, but it’s OK because you are getting some sort of feedback from them.
Both positive and negative feedback improves us.
Positive feedback motivates us and negative ones take out flaws.
When you respond to dissatisfied people politely, asking them what you did wrong, they may also give you a good feedback.
When we get feedback from people, we understand a little more about what they want and how we can make our work better.
We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.
Do not compare yourself with others:
Everybody is special in their own way.
You can’t expect a monkey to swim or a fish to climb a tree.
You have unique skills in you, which many others don’t have.
Things that you can do easily may not be that easy to others, or the things which some people can do without even trying hard may be difficult for you, and that’s only because everybody is different.
So you don’t have to compare.
Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.
Aim for the bigger audience:
I always wanted to inspire and motivate others and so one day, I thought to myself, what is the biggest source of audience, well, of course, the internet so here I am now reaching to many people out there and trying to inspire them.
If your business is not on the Internet, then your business will be out of business.
Learn from mistakes:
Never get hopeless because of others. People will always try to put you down.
You can not make everybody happy. So those who are unhappy with your work, learn from them instead of getting discouraged.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
There is a proverb that goes “all good things come to those who wait.”
This saying is true on so many levels. If you are patient and you are working every day, you will succeed.
It is a skill that needs to be developed. It teaches wisdom and ability to manage stress, which is very important if you are in any business.
Patience is the key element to success.