30 Highly Motivational Jack Ma Quotes & Sayings

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Jack Ma, originally Ma Yun, is a Chinese entrepreneur who was head of the Alibaba Group, which comprised several of China’s most popular Web sites, including the business-to-business marketplace Alibaba.com and the shopping site Taobao.com.

Ma became interested in the English language as a young boy, and during his teens he worked as a guide for foreign tourists to Hangzhou. Ma failed the entrance exam for the Hangzhou Teachers College twice. (His weak point was mathematics.) He was admitted on the third try, in 1984, and he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1988.

In 1994, he founded his first company, the Haibo Translation Agency, which provided English translation and interpretation.

On a trip to the United States on behalf of the Hangzhou city government in 1995, Ma had his first encounter with the Internet and saw the lack of Chinese Web sites as a great business opportunity. On his return, he founded China Pages, which created Web sites for Chinese businesses and was one of China’s first Internet companies. [ 1]

Years after, Jack Ma is a global ambassador for Chinese business and is often listed as one of the world’s most powerful people, with Forbes ranking him 21st on its “World’s Most Powerful People” list. He also serves as a role model for startup businesses.

In 2017, Ma was ranked second in the annual “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” list by Fortune. In September 2018, he announced that he would retire from Alibaba and pursue educational work, philanthropy, and environmental causes; the following year, Daniel Zhang succeeded him as executive chairman.

As of Nov 2020, with a net worth of $61.1 billion, Ma is the second-wealthiest person in China (after Ma Huateng), as well as one of the wealthiest people in the world, ranked 20th by Forbes. [ 2]

Here are the most powerful success lessons from the Motivational Jack Ma quotes:

We are never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, who can die for those dreams.

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Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart.

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Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.

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Once in your life, try something. Work hard at something. Try to change. Nothing bad can happen.

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The opportunities that everyone cannot see are the real opportunities.

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Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes. Most of the people who fail share common reasons to fail, whereas success can be attributed to various different kinds of reasons.

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When we have money, we start making mistakes.

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I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.

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If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.

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No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you (from any weak thoughts).

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Motivational Jack Ma Quotes #11:

You worry, it comes. You don’t worry, it comes. So what is the point of worry?

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If you don’t do it, nothing’s possible.

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You never know how much can you do in your life.

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It doesn’t matter if I failed. At least I passed the concept on to others. Even if I don’t succeed, someone will succeed.

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We appreciate yesterday, but we’re looking for a better tomorrow.

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On the path to success, you will notice that the successful ones are not whiners, nor do they complain often.

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Be the last man standing.

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When people think too highly of you, you have the responsibility to calm down and be yourself.

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If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.

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If you have different mindset, you will have a different outcome.

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Motivational Jack Ma Quotes #21:

Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy the lives.

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Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.

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You’ve to make consumers smart. An e-commerce portal doesn’t sell a product at cheaper rates, instead an offline shop sells it at a costlier prices.

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The very important thing you should have is patience.

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I don’t want people to have deep pockets but shallow minds.

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Charity should not be done for publicity — it should be done quietly and anonymously.

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I call myself a blind man riding on a blind tiger.

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Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.

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It’s very difficult to know the outside world, but you know yourself. You know your need and what you want. If I know myself better, I can change myself to meet the outside world.

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I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.

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Originally published at https://motiveex.com on April 1, 2021.

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