Jack Ma:If You’re Still Poor at 35, It’s Your Fault and you deserve it!

You are poor because you have no ambition. Don't let them steal your dreams

Jack Ma: “Before I founded Alibaba, I invited 24 friends to my house to discuss the business opportunity. After discussing for a full two hours, they were still confused — I have to say that I may not have put myself across in a clear manner then. The verdict: 23 out of the 24 people in the room told me to drop the idea for a multitude of reasons such as ‘you do not know anything about the internet,’ and more prominently, ‘you do not have the start-up capital for this,’ etc.

“There was only one friend, who was working in a bank then, who told me, ‘If you want to do it, just try it. If things don’t work out the way you expected it to, you can always revert back to what you were doing before.’ I pondered upon this for one night, and by the next morning, I decided I would do it anyway, even if all of the 24 people opposed the idea.”

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“People lose out in life because of these four reasons:

Being myopic to opportunity

Looking down on opportunities

Lacking understanding

Failing to act quickly enough

“You are poor because you have no ambition.

“Ambition is living a life of great ideals; a magnificent goal in life that must be realised.

“In this world, there are things that are deemed unfathomable, but there is nothing in this world that cannot be done. The depth of one’s ambition determines the potential of one’s future.”

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“You are poor because you do not have the desire to become successful.”

“You are poor because you lack foresight.”

“You are poor because you cannot overcome your cowardice.”

“You are poor because you lack the courage and determination.””

“With ambition you can overcome all inferiority and maximize your potential!”

“With ambition you can persevere, continuously learn new things and strive for perfection.”

“With ambition you can defy all odds, and create miracles when others dare not.”

“No matter how poor your family is, do not doubt your own abilities and lose sight of your ambition.”

“When your family deems you worthless, no one will pity you.”

“When your parents do not have money to pay the medical bills, no one will pity you.”

“When you are beaten by your competitors, no one will pity you.”

“When your loved ones abandon you, no one will pity you.”

“When you have not accomplished anything by the time you are 35, no one will pity you.”

“Go big, or go home. Otherwise, you’re wasting your youth.”

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