Born: October 28, 1955, Seattle, US | Successful For: Founder of Microsoft, Philanthropist | Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Inner Keys to Success:
- DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND LOVE WHAT YOU DO: In high school, Gates was both amazed and intrigued by the first computer that was bought by the Mothers Club of his school. On occasion, he was even excused from math classes to pursue his known interest in programming. He had this certain passion and curiousness about technology, whether it was dumpster diving for gadgets, reading Popular Electronics Magazine’s to creating basic tic-tac-toe programs; He would one day master the most successful operating system worldly known as Microsoft, and this would all occur, because Bill Gates turned a hobby into a money making machine. Hobbies are often dream-jobs in disguise.
- IT IS ESSENTIAL TO TAKE CHANCES. NO RISKS NO REWARDS: “It was a risk that paid off immensely”. - Gates, like many successful entrepreneurs before him, took an educated risk. After seeing the release of new computer processors, he knew that there was opportunity for him and his partner, Paul Allen, to start a business based on his passion for computers. Mr. Gates would also take another big risk with the decision to drop out of Harvard University to chase his dreams and of course many other times throughout Microsoft’s long journey.
- BE ENORMOUSLY AMBITIOUS TOWARDS YOUR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Gates and his partner were extremely bold and curious enough to put themselves in the vicinity of their opportunities. Gates and Allen had enough guts to contact MIT and tell them that they had a program for their computer even though it was not true, they just had the vision for the program. This led them into creating their first, successful personal-computing software. In fact, when they approached MIT with this new program, they had never tested it prior to the meeting, and it worked immensely well for its first time use, this showed the potential Gates had in the tech business. Bill Gates has achieved surmountable accomplishments due to this kind of courage and nerve.
"Often you have to rely on intuition." - Bill Gates
Little Known Success Fact:
Bill Gates, a Harvard University student who missed a perfect score on his SAT by 10 points, told his university professors that he’d be a millionaire by age 30. This kind of certainty and self-worth led him to actually become a “billionaire” by just 31.
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