3 lessons about success from the founder of twitter

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

An impressive success story

People usually see the end result then assume that successful people made it overnight.
When people hear about Twitter today most of them think that its founder created it then succeeded overnight but that wasn't the case.

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of twitter, have been through tough times and have struggled for years before he managed to make his new website popular. Read this article to know what it takes to be a successful person.

The success story of twitter

Dorsey was passionate about computers and the way people communicated with each other since he was very young. Because he was obsessed with programming he got a job at one of the largest dispatching companies at that time.(see Why passion leads to success)

Dorsey learned the importance of short messages in dispatching services while working at that company. Dorsey then left his job and decided to start a company that dispatches taxis through a website. After the dot come bubble the company failed and Dorsey had to find another job.

Dorsey found a new job at a pod-casting company but he didn't like the job that much. During that time he became more obsessed with short messages and he used to write his status updates on a blog that he created.

Dorsey then thought about creating a website that allows people to post their own status update and so Twitter was born!

3 lessons about success from the founder of twitter

So what are the lessons you should learn from this story?

  • 1) Learning is a step by step process: Each year Dorsey learned a new thing about short messages. He didn't just buy a book about the importance of short messages then became a millionaire but kept adding to his knowledge with each job he worked at until one day he had the full picture of his dream project in mind
  • 2) People who don't fail never succeed: Dorsey understood this fact at an early age and that's why he didn't bother much whenever he failed. Many people give up after their first start up fails or after they waste some time without finding their passion.If you are afraid to fail then you will never succeed.
  • 3) Passion is the fuel: Do you know why some people keep moving even though they aren't succeeding? its because they have passion about what they do. Don't ever make the mistake of starting a business just because someone or some people succeeded at it. If you want real success then you must not force a hobby onto yourself but instead you need to find out the hobby you are passionate about the most. (see also The secret to getting what you want in life)

The common thing between all successful people

If you read one hundred different success stories you will always find that successful people are the ones who kept trying to the end even though they were failing.

In other words, persistence is the ultimate key to success. Don't look at a successful person then assume that he made it overnight but instead try to find out what he have been through before he became successful.

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