[December 9, 2020] It has been said that success is not measured by our accomplishments but by the size of the obstacles we overcome and the courage we show. William “Bill” H. Gates III is an American business magnate and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corportation.1
It’s hard to argue with the success of Bill Gates. According to Forbes, as of November 30th, he was ranked as the second-richest person in the world.2 More than 1.2 billion people use his products.
The following list of 10 Rules for Success is what Gates tells us is necessary to achieve your dreams:
- Have Energy
- Have a Bad Influence (take the unconventional way)
- Work Hard
- Create the Future
- Enjoy What you Do
- Play Bridge (the card game helps you think)
- Ask for Advice
- Pick Good People
- Don’t Procrastinate
- Have a Sense of Humor
Bill Gates led his company Microsoft into a golden era of software. Interestingly, one of his first significant problems was his early product was leaded and illegally copied and distributed. He firmly believed that a software developer should be able to demand payment. His experience may have led to some of his business decisions as head of Microsoft.
These 10 “rules,” or better called “guidelines,” are similar to what I regularly write about here at www.theleadermaker.com. Readers of this blog will attest to one of my more powerful themes, that hard work, combined with a bit of intelligence, will take us a long way to achieving any goal.
Bill Gates believes that experience, focus, and good decisions – along with his 10 rules of success – can help anyone build a better future for themselves and others.