At a net worth of nearly 80
billion dollars, BillGates is one of the richest and
most accomplished people in the world
What has led to Gates’ success?
Here are 5 pieces of adviceBill Gates has for you
if you want to be successful.
One: Know how to say no.
This advice Gates got from Warren Buffett,
他说 机会总是源源不断 待做事项没完没了
who told him, there willalways be an unending supply
of opportunities, things to do, causes you care about, and on and on.
面对各种项目 社交邀请 以及其他占用你时间的事情
knowing when and how to say no to projects
social invitations, andother requests for your time
frees you up to focus onthe objectives that matter.
Two: Welcome criticism.
Gates advises in hisbook, embrace bad news
to learn where you needthe most improvement.
While it’s never pleasantto hear someone tell you
how you screwed up, withoutthat kind of feedback,
your learning process andgrowth will be much slower.
Three: Be optimistic.
Gates appreciates the value of optimism
and since his philanthropic work addresses some of the most disheartening problems on our planet
he needs a lot of it.
As he said in a Stanfordcommencement speech in 2013,
Optimism is often dismissed as false hope,
but there is also false hopelessness.
Four: Focus on a goal andkeep progressing toward it.
You can achieve amazing progress
if you set a clear goal and find a measure that will drive progress toward that goal.
He went on to say thatfinding the right goal
and the right metric fortracking one’s progress
is surprisingly difficult.
Then again, if it were easy,everyone would be doing it.
Five: Be willing to fail.
在书中 比尔盖茨说 成功是个糟糕的老师
Success is a lousy teacher.It seduces smart people
into thinking they can’tlose, he wrote in his book.
You may find successes moreenjoyable than failures,
but it’s the failures that will teach you
the most and give you the best opportunities to grow.