– Remember this.
We now live in a world where common sense is no longer common.
Where what is right is mocked,
and what is stupid is praised.
A world full of people so sensitive
that they can’t fathom that they aren’t the center of the universe.
How’s the old proverb go…
Correct a wise man and he will love you,
correct a fool and he will hate you.
You are living in the worst of times,
but you’re also living in the best of times.
Ironic, isn’t it?
Never before has there been so much opportunity in the world.
And never before have there been so many
self-centered narcissists ready to take it away from you.
Trust me, if you make a million dollars today,
someone close to you right now is ready to trick you
and steal it from you.
It might be a family member.
Might be someone that you thought was your friend.
As you rise up, you will be misunderstood.
You will be called names.
As Gandhi said, “first they will ignore you,
“then they will laugh at you, then they will hate you.”
And only if you have the strength to persevere
will you get to the final stage, when they will love you.
Love you for your strength, but more importantly
they will love you for the good heart that you have in reaching out and helping other people.
When you oppose the status quo,
你会被叫做说谎者 傻瓜 骗子
you will be called a liar, a fool, a scam.
The greatest humans of our world
Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi,
they opposed the status quo, they opposed the system,
and they were shot in the head for it.
Well, I wish that on no one,
you must be prepared for the fight and the struggle that’s coming your way.
Remember what Thoreau said,
“the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
“What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.”
所以 不要去管绝望的大多数人 起来反抗
So, rise up in spite of the desperation of the masses.
As I popped into the world of social media a few years ago,
I expected people to embrace the concept of books,
The thought that a formal education will make you a living,
but self education can make you a fortune.
I thought people would want to see the rise.
But I forgot the power of the status quo.
The system surprised me.
I took a hundred bucks and turned it
into 10 million dollars.
I thought that sharing that story with other people
of how I grew up with a single mom,
my dad was in prison, went from a mobile home
to living in Beverly Hills,
I thought that that story might inspire those
感到迷茫 没有希望 并且想逃避的人
who feel lost, hopeless, and forgotten.
And it has!
但是 就像你学到那样 当你反抗时
But, as you learn, when you rise up,
the jealous, sensitive morons are always
lurking nearby ready to pick apart any perceived flaw in your success.
So, that’s the bad news I have for you.
What to expect in the future.
But I got even better news.
The best news is that, out of this seemingly
dark world will come a whole group
of amazing people who are gonna support you.
They’re going to support your vision for the world.
They’re gonna contribute to your life.
So, I say all of this for one main reason.
Continue working towards your plan.
Even when those closest to you let you down or betray you.
But remember, don’t be afraid of change.
Change isn’t your enemy.
Change is progress.
Become a learning machine.
Why do you think I’m in here with books?
Finish what you started.
Stop being overly fearful.
Pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read.
Turn that idea that’s in your head
into a little part-time business
so that you got multiple sources of income.
So that when the coming recession comes,
you’ll have two forms of income, not just one.
Send a nice gift to a friend that’s always had your back
that you forgot to thank.
但是 最重要的 自信地走向你的目标
But, most importantly, move confidently towards your goal
because, eventually, your haters are going to start asking
if you’re hiring.