Jack Ma, is a Chinese business mogul; a former teacher who is now the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group; known as one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses. Ma has become a global icon in business and entrepreneurship, one of the world’s most influential businessmen, a philanthropist well known for his philosophy of business, and a leading innovation visionary.
Ma is one of China’s richest men, as well as one of the wealthiest people in Asia with a net worth of US$50.5 billion, as of January 2018. Ma is the first mainland Chinese entrepreneur to appear on the cover of Forbes. He was ranked 2nd in Fortune‘s 2017 “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” list.
Life wasn’t always glamorous and successful for the teacher, Ma. Ma struggled to attend college in his youth, it took him four years to pass a Chinese entrance exam. He applied for 30 different jobs and got rejected by all. But he never stopped there or gave up.
Today, Ma is widely considered to be one of the world’s most powerful people and has been a global inspiration and role model to many. He has given numerous lectures and advice throughout his life and career.
Ma loves to share his story, inspiring and empowering people who want to achieve success in life. Here are 25 quotes from wisdom in the spirit of motivation.
25 Jack Ma Quotes to Motivate and Enrich Your Life
“We are never in lack of money. We only lack people with dreams, people who can die for those dreams.” Jack Ma
“Remember that your past success may very well lead to your future failure. However, if you learn a lesson from every failure, then you may ultimately succeed.” Jack Ma
“Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow promises sunshine.” Jack Ma
“Today making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is extremely difficult.” Jack Ma
“If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?” Jack Ma
“Grow your mind, grow your culture, grow your values, grow in your wisdom. Kind of like China” Jack Ma
“Opportunities lie in the place where complaints also are.” Jack Ma“
“A leader should be a visionary and have more foresight than an employee.” Jack Ma
“If we want to change the world, we need to change ourselves.” Jack Ma
“The one very important thing you should have is patience.” Jack Ma
“If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, you need only to focus on one.” Jack Ma
“Stay hungry and keep following your dreams.” Jack Ma
“If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” Jack Ma
“No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you from any weak thoughts.” Jack Ma
“If you want to win in the 21st century, you have to empower others, making sure other people are better than you. Then you will be successful.” Jack Ma
“You cannot unify everyone’s thoughts, but you can unify everyone through a common goal.” Jack Ma
“Forget about your competitors. Focus on your customers.” Jack Ma
“When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.” Jack Ma
”If you want to be a great company think about what social problem you can solve. It’s all about solving the social problems.” Jack Ma
“Nobody wanted to believe, so i believed in myself” Jack Ma
“You never know how much you can do in your life, till you do it.” Jack Ma
“Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes.” Jack Ma
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