Majestic Mantras by one of the top 10 richest billionaires in the world, Bill Gates
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
When things are going well, it might be easy to assume that everything is straightened out. However, success can trick us by giving us a false sense of invincibility and blinding us to potential problems. Stay humble and keep learning even when things are going great.
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.”
Don’t compare yourself with anyone. Since every person’s journey is different, comparing oneself to others can either make you feel inferior or superior. Stay away from comparisons and concentrate on your personal development.
“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
Getting feedback from others is like having a mirror that shows you things you might not see yourself. Feedback helps in improving.
“Patience is a key element of success.”
Success is not an overnight thing. It’s like sowing a seed and seeing it develop into a tree. Being patient means persevering even when things take longer than expected.
“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast, or a bridge player.”
Just like athletes have coaches to help them improve, having guidance and support in any area of life can make a big difference. A coach directs you toward your objectives and offers an alternative perspective on the situation.
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
Receiving complaints from customers is similar to receiving a roadmap for what has to be fixed. Their feedback helps to enhance goods and services by highlighting areas of concern.
“It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
While recognizing your achievements is important, real development occurs when you analyze why your attempts at success failed. Instead of only celebrating victories, it’s important to learn from mistakes.
“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.”
Stepping outside of your comfort zone is often necessary to achieve something meaningful. Though it’s important to choose your risks wisely, taking measured chances can pay off well.
“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”
Intelligence and innovation often lead to influential positions. So, it’s good to respect everyone, regardless of how they may seem.
“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.”
It’s common to think that things will change rapidly in the short term and underestimate how much can change in the long run. It serves as a reminder to keep adapting and planning for the future without getting too comfortable with the present.