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Jeff Bezos’s Life Changing Advice for You (Full Transcript)

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, CEO and Chairman of Amazon.com, shares life-changing advice for you. Watch and the read the transcript below and get inspired.

NOTABLE QUOTE FROM THIS SPEECH:

“I’ve made billions of dollars of failures at Amazon.com, literally billions of dollars of failures.”

 

Jeff Bezos – CEO and Chairman of Amazon.com

You guys will find that you have passions, and having a passion is a gift. I think we all have passions and you don’t get to choose them, they pick you. But you have to be alert to them. You have to be looking for them.

And when you find your passion, it’s a fantastic gift for you, because it gives you direction, it gives you purpose. You could have a job or you can have a career, or you can have a calling. And the best thing is to have a calling.

And if you find your passion, you’ll have that and all your work won’t feel like work to you.

Many, many kids and many grown-ups do figure out over time what their passions are. And sometimes we let our — I don’t think it’s that hard. I think what happens, though, sometimes is that we let our intellectual selves overrule those passions.

And so that’s what needs to be guarded against.

My job — one of my jobs as the leader of Amazon is to encourage people to be bold. And people love to focus on things that aren’t yet working and that’s good. It’s human nature, that kind of divine discontent can be very helpful.

But you really — you know, it’s incredibly hard to get people to take bold bets. And you need to encourage that. And if you’re going to take bold bets, they’re going to be experiments. And if they’re experiments, you don’t know ahead of time whether they’re going to work.

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