As we prepare to close out one year and start another, it’s important to check your perspective and make sure your mind is ready to #getitdone.
One of our favorite ways to refocus is to read inspiring quotes, especially those from people who have achieved great success. They’ve been there, done that, and their words of wisdom usually say exactly what we need to hear.
Bill Gates is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the century, connecting billions of people through his role in developing the Internet and co-founding Microsoft.
Whether you’re finishing up the fall semester at #UHBauer or gearing up for adult life and a career, we think there’s a Bill Gates quote for just about any and every life situation.
Here’s a handful inspiring quotes from his brain to yours.
When You Need to Motivate Others
“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.”
When You’ve Made a Mistake
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
When Things Aren’t Going Right
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
When You’re Giving It Another Go
“It’s fine to celebrate success but it’s more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
When Someone Isn’t Telling You What You Want to Hear
“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
When You’re Just So Tired
“Life is not fair. Get used to it.”
When You’re Leaping
“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.”
When You Want to Give Back
“Is the rich world aware of how 4 billion of the 6 billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we’d want to get involved.”
By Catty Galan & Jessica Navarro