Steve Jobs believed in passion and persistence in business. Steve had some profound business wisdom for new entrepreneurs.
"People say that you have to have a lot of passion for what you do, and it is totally true. If you don't love it, you are going to give up, and that's what happens to most people. Most sane people will quit!"
Check out this short video of Steve.
But how do you cultivate passion for what you do? Check out the advice from a man that has reinvented himself three times, from world champion body builder, to movie star, to governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"There is no maybe, I will do whatever it takes, the amount of hours it takes, the visualisation, I will do. Develop the hunger, with a short term and long term goal. If you do not see it, if you do not believe it, who else will?"
Check out this inspiring Nike commerical with Michael Jordan on failure.
"I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over in my life, and that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan
Below is an excerpt from the famous speech of John F Kennedy, announcing the goal to visit the moon before the end of the decade. As he describes it, the challenge sounds near impossible. Yet the moon landing was achieved in 1969.
Choose to be extraordinary
Elon Musk here talks about "choosing to not be ordinary". You don't have to conform to the way you were brought up, and can enter new arenas you are not familar with.