A lot has been said about success, but people still want to be more successful. Every year, many authors tell about how they went from grass to grace. Don’t you wish you were a millionaire already? Definitely, you do. But you can’t be successful by reading a lot about how someone else made it.
Instead, concentrate on learning the basic success secrets. And Jack Ma, one of the successful entrepreneurs, is someone from whom you can learn the success secrets. Here are the top 5 lessons, you can learn from him.
1. Always Have a Vision
Ask ten people what builds a successful business, and eight of them will say that a successful business is the one which has a successful revenue model. Jack Ma believes this is wrong. And he is right. He says that if your business does not have the vision to change the society for a common good, then you do not have a business at all. According to Jack, having a vision means generating products that people are searching for. By this, people will be willing to become your customers and build a long-lasting relationship with your business.
2. Never Give Up
Jack Ma understands failures more as compared to you. He failed not only once; he failed too many times, and people thought he was a failure. He did not pass three times in middle school, he tried hard to get a University degree, and he applied 30 times for a job but all his applications were rejected. When life made no sense, Jack didn’t have pity parties. And today, because of not giving up, he is a great person who many people look up to, also those who believed he would never become anything good.
3. Fall in Love with Life
Many people love to do the work. People work daily because there is always enough work to be done. But Jack Ma believes that working is not all there is to life. In fact, he believes that until you fall in love with life, you can never love working, and you will feel like you are exhausted and regretful. If you fall in love with life and with all of its dimensions, you will never have a bad time when things go wrong, and you will be happier in life when things work in your favor.
4. Never Make Enemies
Most of the people in the business world take competitors as enemies. It is easy to think that your competitor should not be in the market, in the first position. But the market has abundant people who are in the same niche industry as you, and Jack Ma says that having competitors is a powerful aspect of business. So, don’t consider them enemies. Your competitors are people you can approach and learn a lesson or two from. Instead of this, build a friendship with them.
5. Hire Employees with Exceptional Skills
Jack Ma has become successful because he hired people with superior skills as compared to him. If you do the same, there is no reason of fear of failure.