written by Mastin Kipp, Huffington Post 01/11
summarized & enhanced by Peter/CXO, Wiz4biz
9. Focus, young Jedi.
I love how after getting an inspiration for Facebook, Zuckerberg totally dove into the creation of it. He was so focused and dedicated, that he changed his life forever in less than a month. How many of us can say that? If you have a great idea that lights you up, don’t fear what will happen, if you focus all your energy on that. What we think about expands; what we focus upon expands — focus on your idea! Give yourself over to it and let the journey of following your idea take you to the promised land. You can be sure that on the other side you will be a stronger and wiser person.
Don’t take your ideas lightly. Nurture a burning desire to make it happen, yesterday. Time waits for no one. Get busy, getting busy. The universe respects focused & bold action. You’ll be sur-prised how much progress you can make, when you focus on one thing at a time.
10. Not everyone is going to be happy with you.
You are going to ruffle some feathers, if you want to fly. To be successful, you need to develop a shield that reflects the negativity that you will certainly encounter, as you rise.
When you stand up and begin to shine, you become a target. Who gives a damn about the negative opinion of others. Get used to critics & haters. Sometimes they have really good things to say and can help you grow. Keep your mind open. Remember that your haters are still watching and can be your top fans.
11. Don’t screw over your Friends.
Money changes people. Don’t be that person. Make your friendships more important than money. Money comes & goes, but friendships are priceless. You don’t want to be the person who is sitting on top of the money pile all alone. Put the top value on building strong relationships and less value on money. Amazing people and love are priceless. Don’t take these very precious resources for granted. They make life worth living.
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Comments: What do you think of these Lessons? As a user, what do you think of the “impact” of Facebook?