In the 90s, Jeff had established a startup to sell books. In 2019, this startup sells everything and anything he wants. He has an inspirational success story on how he delivered the idea of e-commerce and grew it to such an extent that it had started a trend. He can set this new idea for the newbies and now we all can see the growing future and competition of e-commerce. He laid the foundation by building a successful e-commerce business and now this company has taken all over the world. It has become a worldwide company, catering to all the products in the entire world. But his company's story is fueled by passion as well as failures. It's the passion that motivates you to achieve your goal and work hard for it and the failures that teach a valuable lesson. Jeff Bezos now tells his life experience to the new business leaders so that they gain some tips on how to be successful in their life. Let's discuss below what life lessons Jeff Bezos gives from his experience.
5 life lessons which you can learn from Jeff Bezos:
Leave your comfort zone and get up:
Bezos delivers this lesson by recalling his dark time. He recalls the time when he was working as a vice president at Wall Street Hedge Funds. He was earning good money but this is the time when he realized that he cannot only collect paychecks for this entire life. There has to something else besides that. That was the time when he decided to leave his comfort zone and step into the challenges and risks. He simply questioned himself if he was going to regret in the future of what he did not achieve in life. Well, this was a push and a reality check. He decided to quit his job of corporate slavery and do something of his own. He stepped into the land of challenges and got out of the comfort zone to not to keep any regressions in life. He did not want to look back and regret what he was not able to do.
Always accept criticism about you; face the real you:This is human nature to not want to accept any kind of criticism on us. We have a fear of facing our actual selves. Jeff says that it is the most difficult thing for a business leader to face criticism. It gets intolerable when they get to know the harsh reality. Do not live in deception. Come out from the fake world and fake self, try to look yourself in the mirror. Sit in solitude and assess yourself where you stand wrong in your life. Be flexible enough to change yourself if the criticism is correct. Keep your ego aside and always be ready to learn from your mistakes. Never hide them, always confront them and accept them in front of the world.
Make efforts now to minimize regressions in future:Jeff always explained this through his experience and thoughts. He always said, "I do not want to look back and regret my life on the things which I was unable to do when it was my time." He states he does not want to regret it when he turns 80 years old on things which he missed. That is why he chose to start with Amazon which he always dreamt of doing. Regressions will always make you a failure. It only brings demotivation and emptiness inside.
Always stand firmly on your vision:Always set a higher vision in your life. The higher our goals are set, the more determined we will become to achieve them. Jeff says it's better to have a higher mission and fail rather than accomplishing a small vision. Always stand to it firmly and it will make you stronger to face the challenges. Own your visions to achieve them.
Show passion in what you do:Passion is the key to success. You need to enjoy what you are doing. Always be passionate about your goals, even about spending every hour of your life. Without passion, you are just going with the flow and not living with the moment. You'll find a spark in every tinniest task you perform. Everyone can easily find a passion for their work. It all about interests and how much do you enjoy it.
No one is perfect. We all learn lessons from our mistakes. We realize the best way to achieve something in life after is through failure. We learn that success needs experience. It asks to fail and then get up with a new experience and then again fail and get up. And this is the entire system through which we can also become successful in our life. That is why it is said that no one is learned and skilled by birth. You need to struggle hard to achieve your goals. Life asks for hard work and passion. You need to have that kick in you which motivates you to achieve your goals. It's alright if you fail. We all fail somewhere in our life. You need to be strong and persistent enough to face failure and deal with it with positivity. Those who dare to keep their ego aside and then learn something will always be successful individuals one day.
Check out The Everything Store by Brad Stone if you want to learn more about Jeff's life and the founding of Amazon.