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"You know you're on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back."
Monday, January 4, 2016
Ten entrepreneurs share the advice that made them successful
REGARDLESS OF HOW we define it, success can feel like a fleeting and often elusive target. It takes confidence, passion and drive to accomplish your goals and to recognise success when you’ve achieved it.
Here’s how ten influential executives and entrepreneurs describe the key to their success.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Bill GatesSource: PA
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
People want to do business with someone they like. If people like you, they’re going to want to do business with you.
I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this’, and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.
Marissa MeyerSource: PA
If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being consumer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.
Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.
Remember, the universal language is not texted, emailed or spoken. It is felt.
Richard BransonSource: PA
My mother always taught me never to look back in regret but to move on to the next thing. The amount of time people waste dwelling on failures, rather than putting that energy into another project, always amazes me.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently
The biggest risk is not taking any risk … In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.