How to Succeed
My advice to young people. 25 years old. Make enough mistakes. do not worry. fall down. stand up. Fell, stand up again. I mean, enjoy it, if you are 25, then you should enjoy it and experience it. From 30 to 40 years old.
You must think clearly. Are you working for yourself?. If you really want to be an entrepreneur. So 40 to 50 years old think about how you can focus on what you are good at.
But when you are 50 to 60, work for young people. Because young people can do better than you. So trust them, invest in them and make sure they are good. So 25 years old. do not worry. Any mistake is income is a good income for you. In the future, it is not about knowledge competition.
This is the competition of creativity. This is an imaginative competition. This is a learning competition. This is an independent thinking contest. If you think like a machine, you will see problems. In the past 20 years, people have been like machines. In the next 20 years, the machine is like a human. So the future is not knowledge-driven. It is smart driven.
Experience driven. The past is knowledge driven. This is the driving force of manufacturing. And the future is creatively driven. I think the world will change a lot in the next 30 years. New technologies will change every aspect of the world. So this is our idea. The world should pay attention to. Not only IQ, EQ. And should also focus on LQ (love business).
Because only when you care about others. Only when you care about those who are successful. And when you are more successful than you. You will have a chance. 10 years ago, when no one believed that the internet was great, the internet was great. The Internet is so difficult now because all smart people are on the Internet. So you should go outside the internet. I failed. Interesting thing, I failed a key elementary school exam twice. For the middle school, I failed three times.
No, I tried… There is an exam about young people. If you want to go to college, you must take this test. I also failed three times. Before I graduated from college. I worked hard in college for three years but failed. So I applied for a job. I want to be a policeman, they say:. “No, you are not good enough”. When KFC came to China to come to our city, I went to KFC. 24 people went to work for 23 people were accepted. I am the only one. We applied to be a police officer, 5 people, 4 of whom were accepted. I am the only one not accepted. For me, rejected, rejected.
Oh, by the way, I tell you, I applied for 10 times at Harvard University and was rejected. I learned a lot from Hollywood movies, especially “Forrest Gump”. – You like Forrest Gump – I love Forrest Gump. Why do you like him?. simple. never give up. People think he is a fool. But he knows what he is doing. I am very depressed. That day. In the United States, 2002 or 2003. I am very depressed when I can’t define a way for the Internet. Then I watched a movie at my friend’s house, “Forrest Gump”. When I saw him, I thought. This buddy. We should learn from him.
Believe what you are doing. love it. Whether people like it or don’t like it, simply. Like this sentence: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you can get,” right?. I never thought I would talk to you here. I never thought about it. But today I did it.
I told my partner in my apartment. 18 years, 15 years ago. Guys, we have to work hard. Not for ourselves. If we can succeed. 80% of Chinese young people can succeed. We don’t have rich dads. Right uncle. We don’t have a dollar deposit in the bank. Someone from the government department but he works like a team. I am worried that many young people today have lost hope. Losing imagination. And began to complain. We all have many problems. When I encountered these… this is not a good feeling and was rejected by so many people. We are also depressed.
But at least later we found out. There are many opportunities in this world. What do you think of this world?. How do you seize the opportunity?. and so. Hollywood gave me a lot of inspiration. I never thought about it at first. When I was young, I said: “Everything is possible”.
now I know. Some things you have to consider. You must consider other people you must consider the user. society. Your staff. shareholder. I think there are many things if you keep working hard. possible. This is not a mission. If you don’t do this. Nothing is possible. If you try to do this at least you have hope. calm. And maintain their balance. And maintain balance. At the same time, don’t try to keep. Because the business is.
Competition is fun. Business is like a battlefield. You die and live. Business… Even if you die, there will be another winner, right?. So it’s more interesting. Yes, tell them this story. And tell them if Jack. I don’t think many people in this world have been rejected more than 30 times. if we. You know, this is the only thing we never give up. The only thing we like is A-Gump. We continue to fight. We constantly change ourselves. We don’t complain.
Are you successful or not successful?. I found that when someone finishes their work. If he made a mistake and failed. If they always complain about other reasons. This guy will never reflect. If this guy just reflects on himself. Yes, I am not right, right?. This guy has hope. At that time, I talked to Alipay with many people, they said. “This is the dumbest idea you have ever had.”. But I said:. “I don’t care if it’s a stupid idea, as long as people use it”. Now we have 800 million people using Alipay. Year 1999. 2000.
Even in the Yahoo era. Many people say: “Jack is crazy, he is doing something that we don’t understand.”. A lot of venture capital gives you money because there is already such an American model. But they said: “Alibaba? We have not seen this model,” right?. – They said, “Jack is crazy” – Yes, this is a madman. I mean, I remember that I entered Time magazine for the first time. They called me “Crazy Jack”. I feel crazy very well. We are all crazy but we are not stupid. We know what we are doing. But if everyone agrees with me. If everyone believes that our ideas are great. We have no chance. and so. We are very grateful, we raised funds. So when our investors make a lot of money. I am proud and honored.
Everyone makes it different. So you have to have a different way. Many people have a lot of complaints today. I complained a lot when I was young. Later realized that complaining does not solve any problems. Opportunity is always where people complain. There are too many opportunities in this world. in this world. Because they have too much dissatisfaction. If you can solve one of the dissatisfaction. This is an opportunity.
So this is what we have to do. I think young people. I recommend becoming an entrepreneur. Don’t be afraid. frustration. do not give up. When we started business. Including me, we have 18 founders. 17 other people. Most of my students. Most of them. Well, today people will think: “The 18 people are smart people in China.”.
We don’t think we are smart. To be honest, we all graduated from very poor schools. The only thing we do. We are very united. We all believe in the future. We are very optimistic. We learn by mistake. We never give up. If you graduated from a famous university. please. Respect students who graduated from poor schools. Those like us. People who graduated from poor universities. Please respect yourself. We have a chance. We are at the bottom today. We made so many mistakes. People say: “You are very lucky” Yes, we are very lucky. We only used 19 years to reach today’s scale. But we have experienced so many difficult situations. We made a lot of mistakes in about 19 years, people can’t even imagine. You have to go through so many hard experiences. ♪♪♪.