He was one of the first to bring the charm of internet to China, even if it took him 4 hours to download half a page the first time. Nevertheless, he’s 50 and has lived through a roller coaster ride of personal and professional highs and lows.
So, when billionaire Jack Ma parts some piece of advice to rising professionals, it ought to make some sense. The way in which he has described a life path of ambitious risers, it’s simplifying the entire wrecked up process.
”Go to a small company. Normally in a big company, it’s good to learn processes, you’re a part of a big machine. But when you go to a small company, you learn the passion, you learn the dreams, and you learn how to do lots of things at any one time.”
He also says when you are 25, you have the leverage to make mistakes. So, hit trial and error and just enjoy the ride.
Being the crucial point of our lives, it demands that we think carefully. It’s the time to take the final call on what we exactly want.
”Don’t try to drop into the new area, it’s too late. You may be successful, but the rate of dying is too big. Think about how to focus on things that you’re good at.”
It’s time to introspect and soak in the good vibes.
Apart from regretting missing out time with his family, Jack regrets speaking out in public. But he understands that life is too short for regrets. You gain experience. And after a while, you forget about regrets.
Jack Ma, you keep motivating!