Lesson 1: “Don’t Sleepwalk through Life”
Warren Buffet says “I advise students, as much as possible, look for the job you would take if you didn’t need a job. I mean, don’t sleepwalk through life. Don’t say it’s all going to be great, I’ll do this, I’ll do that, I’m just marking time for it to be older. It’s like saving up sex for your old age. It is just not a good idea. You really want to be doing, what you love doing. You can’t find it necessarily in your first job. But, don’t give up before you find it.” He strongly suggests to Avoid Procrastination.
Lesson 2: “Live Life without FEAR”
Will Smith says “If there was one concept that I would suggest people to take a daily confrontation with, is Fear. The problem with fear, is that it lies. For instance lets just say that you are going to propose that girl, fear shouts in your mind that she kicks at you, shouts at you and you’ll be embarrased. So, fear makes you dumb. The daily confrontation with fear, has become a real practice for me. I came to know that when I cross that barrier of fear, I am experiencing bliss, happiness. Fear ruins your day, it doesn’t say that you are wrong, it just scares you like you get scared when you attend an interview. God placed the best things in life, on the other side of terror.”
Lesson 3: “Stop Complaining”
Gary says “What if I told you this is the last morning of your life? What if I told you, you die this week? Would you complain about your crap job, or that test you don’t want to take? I doubt it. You go much higher level thinking. Well that’s really what it takes. It takes understanding that if you are not pumped right now, if you’re begrudging what you’re about to do, if you’re not looking forward to it. Look, I respect practicality. You got to go though school, because your parents want you to. you got to pay your rent, you get students loans, I get it. But please recognize the world we are living in. We are living in a world where there’s so much more opportunity, this internet thing created way more opportunity for all of us. Way more. So please take a step back and think about how awesome it actually is. Then you’ll understand how lucky you are to born in this era.”
Lesson 4: “Know Your Destination”
Simon Sinek says “Imagine we are standing in a big empty room. And we’re standing in one corner and I give you a simple instruction. I want you to go to the opposite corner in a straight line. Without talling you, I slip a chair in front of your path. What you do? You go around the chair. Don’t you? Now you just disobeyed what I told you to do. I told you to go to the corner in a straight line. But this is the amazing thing about human beings. Because when we are given a clear destination, we use our own creativity and our own sense of motivation and our problem solving abilities to overcome obstacles to get to the destination. In other words, destination is more important that the route. We are flexible with the route but we are obsessed with the destination.
Lesson 5: “Enjoy Life”
Jack Ma says ” I’m not sure that in the future, I think I would dictate I would be stupid. That’s why I should retire early, when I’m young. That is why I have a lot of things tha I dream I want to do, I want to do philanthropy, I want to be a teacher, I want to go back to school, I want to do the environment. The world is so wonderful, why should I be the CEO of ALi Baba all the time? I’m coming to this world, not to work. I want to come to this world to enjoy my life. I don’t want to die in my office.”