5 Inspiring Jack Ma Principles to Help You Succeed

For people like me who are inspired and motivated to achieve their dream in life, let us remember some of Alibaba CEO Jack Ma’s quotes for success.
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There are countless articles online about Jack Ma being an inspiration to budding and successful entrepreneurs, but one thing I really like about him is his work ethic and perspective as a great leader.
If I were to pick one quote of Ma that really transcends in my life, it would be his famous line: “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”
It is such an inspiring statement that everyone can relate to. Looking back on the days when Ma was struggling to succeed, I wonder what or who gave him the strength and faith to continue despite the adversities that came his way.
For people like me who are inspired and motivated to achieve their dream in life, let us remember some of Alibaba CEO Jack Ma’s quotes for success.

1. Rejection doesn’t mean the end.

Ma is very familiar with rejection; in fact, he’s had his fair share of rejection.

“30 times I got rejected, I went for job with the police and they said no you are not good. When KFC came to China, 24 people went for the job and 23 got accepted. I was the only one to get rejected.” — Jack Ma, 2018.

Despite the multiple rejections for jobs and admission to schools, Ma had a clear vision in his mind, so he remained tenacious to achieve what he wanted.

2. Hold on to your dream and keep it alive.

“No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you from any weak thoughts.”
This line reminds us why we do the things we love doing. No matter how tough the journey gets, it is important to get back to that day why we started to dream. Our dreams are our own, and it is only ourselves who can ultimately make them happen.

3. Hustle and move forward.

Most people who are not used to failure give up right before they find success. Sadly, giving up is the greatest failure. Ma said that if you don’t give up, you still have a chance to win.
Remember that if you quit, you can never win. It is important to stay focused and determined to achieve the desired success. “Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”

4. Life is short and beautiful.

We may be heading in different directions to achieve our personal dreams, but Ma said that we shouldn’t be so serious about work and life and that we should try to enjoy the process. Balance is needed to understand the beauty of life and the journey toward success.
“Life is so short, so beautiful. Do n’t be so serious about work. Enjoy lives.”

5. Patience is essential.

“The very important thing you should have is patience.”
Achieving our dreams and aspirations doesn’t happen overnight. Sometimes, we want something to happen right away, but life has its own timing. Things do not always go our way, just like how we do not always get to have the things we want. So as we continue to work on our dreams, let us learn to cultivate patience.
Patience is essential to daily life, and it brings us inner peace. There may be delays in our plans, but being patient will allows us to think clearly and take successful action.
It is clear that we can learn so many things from Jack Ma. His life and work experiences and his relatable statements are truly inspiring for everyone, not only for aspiring billionaires but also for anyone who has a dream and is willing to achieve it.

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