Richard Branson on new things
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As Richard Branson has (somewhat famously) pointed out:
“I didn’t go to a prestigious university; in fact, I didn’t even finish secondary school. I suffer from dyslexia and couldn’t keep up with my studies as a teenager. I didn’t fit in at all.”
But by pursuing his passion, …” a wonderful thing happened: Following my passion gave me drive and purpose. My mind opened up and so did my world. The headmaster gave me an ultimatum, forcing me to choose between staying in school or pursuing [creating a] magazine. I chose to leave, and I’ve never looked back.”
The thrill of learning by doing is one of the greatest thrills you can experience. Our philosophy is that “doing” is much more valuable than pondering it. Nike’s famous “Just do it!” phrase distills this concept rather perfectly.
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As part of that purpose, it is really not about making money, but rather doing something you are passionate about, and drives you forward. This will bring your greatest happiness and reward, including financial success.
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