Failure is Not Permanent

You’ve no doubt heard about the website Alibaba, started by Jack Ma. His company attracts 100 million shoppers a day and his current net worth is around $20 billion dollars.

“I failed 3 times in college. I applied 30 times to get a job but I have always been rejected. When KFC came to China for the first time, we were 24 to apply and I was the only one to be dismissed. I wanted to go into the police and 5 postulants, I was the only one not to be accepted. I applied 10 times to return to Harvard University USA and I was rejected.” Jack Ma, Alibaba Creator & 22nd World fortune according to Forbes in 2015.

“Never give up because you failed once, know that failure is sometimes out of the way to reach your intended route”

Here is a good interview with Jack at Davos World Economic Forum Interview by Charlie Rose. Go to 8:30 for the above talk about his failures.

About Steven A. Daniels

Steven created this site as a way to share personal thoughts on life's little challenges and perhaps to share insight on how to overcome those challenges that get in the way of a fulfilling life.