Bill Gates is a tech expert, a business leader, and a philanthropist. He was born on Oct 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He was born in an upper-middle-class family which was literate enough to be supportive in his interest in computers from such a young age. His parents gave importance to be competitive and made their children strive for excellence. Gates had quite an impressive mind. He got into Harvard in the fall of 1973 but dropped out in 1975 to pursue a career in Microsoft. And well, rest is history. In this article, I will share his top 15 motivational quotes:
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose”.
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself”.
“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”
“If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.”
“We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.”
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.”
“If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was ‘satisfactory,’ I would have no hope of ever getting better. How would I know who was the best? How would I know what I was doing differently?”
“Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it ‘tap-dancing to work.’”
“When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it.”
“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.”
“Only a few businesses will succeed by having the lowest price, so most will need a strategy that includes customer services”.
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
“I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.”
It will be safe to call Bill Gates a life coach. Not only is his success story inspirational but it also gives you lessons to live by. Setbacks that usually demotivates people are the challenges they should use to move forward. One thing I have definitely learn from his story is that giving up should never be an option. No matter what. No matter how hard the situation seems. Bill Gates’s financial background never discouraged him from dreaming big in life. Setting unrealistic goals should excite you and not scare you by limiting them with logic and rationality.