Each entrepreneur and successful man has his or her own share of success and failure stories. There a number of stories from entrepreneurs, that can make you awestruck for long. They not only motivate, but also impart a surprising strength to deal with the vicissitudes in your life.

Self-made millionaires are the best people to give real life lessons. The struggle, strength, misery and stories of self-made millionaires are a source of inspiration.

Here are our favourite picks of the lessons given by greatest self-made business icons:

  1. Steve Jobs:

A source of inspiration for most of us, Steve Jobs was the founder of the Apple Incorporation. Here are the best lessons given by the self-made millionaire.

Lesson 1: Beginners do not have a baggage “Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.”

Lesson 2: Do not live someone else’s life “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.”

Lesson 3: “It is the crazy ones who change the world think differently. Do not be afraid to be different. The crazy ones change the world!”

Lesson 4: Innovation has no limits “The only limit is your imagination. It’s time for you to begin thinking out of the box.”

Lesson 5: “Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Never be satisfied, and always push yourself. Do the things people say cannot be done!”

  1. Walt Disney:

The famous cartoonist and the founder of Walt Disney Inc made a strong impact on the minds of people. Here a few great lessons, which are an inspiration to all of us:

Lesson 1:  “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”

Lesson 2:  “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”

Lesson 3:  “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing”

Lesson 4:  “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

Lesson 5:  “Hire the best in the field and let them do their best”

  1. Narayan Murthy:

The owner of the India’s largest software company Infosys is a self-made millionaire with a vision. Murthy has given a number of inspiring lessons to us.

Lesson 1: “Our assets walk out of the door each evening. We have to make sure that they come back the next morning.”

Lesson 2:  “The real power of money is the power to give it away.”

Lesson 3:  “A clear conscience is the softest pillow in the world.”

Lesson 4:  “Learn to finish the race first in order to finish first”

Lesson 5:  “Always have faith in God, But Verify with Data”

  1. Warren Buffet:

Warren Edward Buffett is a famous name in the American markets and around the world. He is a business giant, investor and philanthropist. The best lessons given by Warren Buffet are:

Lesson 1:  “Choose business deals like you are ‘looking for a spouse.”

Lesson 2:  “Predict what the future will look like.”

Lesson 3:  “Always respect people who you work with and work with people you respect.”

Lesson 4:  “Look for three aspects in people called integrity, intelligence and energy.”

Lesson 5:  “Think of people as investments.”

Following these lessons can help in achieving goals and success in our lives. After all, first come adversities, then come accolades!

About Jahanzeb Shaikh

I am a state of confusion that pretends to know something. Sometimes. Subject to change like any healthy garden full of fruit and decay at the same time.
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