It goes without saying that materialism somehow beats idealism in a world where capitalism is most dominant. In fact, everyone, including idealists wish for success and they strive and persevere to achieve their goals but not everyone reaches the destination that they so desire. No certain formula can lead you to success but there are some common things everyone needs to follow.
Today, let’s see what the top businesspeople around the world have to say to their followers. We’ve randomly picked four from among the world’s wealthiest men.
Believe it or not, Jeff Bezos has $149.6 billion in net worth as of 2019. As a matter of fact, he is settling his divorce with his wife, McKenzie Tuttle for $38 billion, the most expensive divorce in history.
Jeff is the founder, CEO, president and chairman of the world’s largest e-commerce company, Amazon. So, what is the success mantra of the multi-billionaire, Bezos?
He once said: “I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” Trying is everything because it is the first thing that anyone does. He wants to take risks and be happy for whatever happens than doing nothing and regretting later on. In fact, he never knew what future held for him but he tried and became the world’s richest man.
Furthermore, he says that when you do something innovative, no doubt, you will face a lot of criticism. He advises that one should ever be ready to take on the criticisms and make them a motivational force. If you do not have the endurance to tackle criticisms, you better not try any new thing.
Once the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, is the founder of Microsoft Corporation. In addition to being a businessman, Bill is also an author, investor, and most importantly a philanthropist. He has a net worth of $99.5 billion as of 2019. So, what does he say about achieving success?
Actually, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos seem to be driven by the same faith as both of them say the same thing, the only difference being ‘feedback’ and ‘criticism’. Gates says: “We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” He also mentions that our most unhappy customers are our greatest source of learning. So, listen to what others have to say!
Jack Ma is a Chinese business magnate and he is the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group. As of now, he is worth $39.1 billion.
Jack Ma’s one quote is more than enough for us to know the secret behind success, and that is “We will make it because we are young and we will never, never give up.” Never giving up or perseverance is the absolute best mantra that can lead you to a special place in life.
Moreover, good teamwork is his top priority. Jack Ma once said: “If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.” Even if we work as a team, not everyone becomes successful, however, at least one of us will definitely rise. We don’t need to go far, actually, Jack Ma is an example.
Warren Buffett is one of the oldest among the richest people on earth today. He is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate company. Currently, his net worth is $84 billion and he is 88 years old.
Warren Buffett says: “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” For him, timing is one of the most important factors. If you do things at the right time, you succeed, if, at the wrong time, you fail. It is so simple! In fact, it is not necessary that you do so much, the important thing is you do so well.