Live Like Jack Ma
Live Like Jack Ma!
Jack Ma is the founder of the E-commerce giant Alibaba. Although Alibaba & Jack Ma are not household names out of China, you should know that Alibaba is worth more than Facebook, and processes goods more than eBay and Amazon combined!
So what do I mean by living like Jack Ma? It means ignoring the fear which rules most of us – embracing the impossible and never giving up. Be audacious in admitting that you can achieve your goals and take the steps to try. Even if you fail, rise up and try again!
In his early childhood, Jack Ma failed in his Primary School examinations, not once, but twice! He failed thrice during his Middle School exams. When applying to universities after his High school, Jack failed the entrance exams thrice, before finally joining Hangzhou Normal University. He even applied and wrote to Harvard University ten times about being admitted – and got rejected each time. He faced all these challenges right from the start as he pursued his education.
Jack Ma has gone through rejections which would destroy anyone’s confidence and self-esteem, but he has fought through it all. He is not afraid of criticism and failure. In the 1990’s, after traveling to the USA and discovering the Internet, he decided that he would create an E-commerce platform. People underestimated him and his out of the world idea, but in the end, even those who laughed had to admit that he achieved the impossible! In fact, when he was creating his payment system called Ali pay, everyone said that it was the silliest idea, to which he responded, ” I don’t care if it is stupid, as long as people can use it!” Today Alipay has over 800 million users.
Today Jack Ma is one of the richest men in the world and he is the richest man in China! So live like Jack Ma, never give up, be audacious and fight for your dreams. You can do it!