So, I was doing some reading over old articles, books and blogs that have had an impact on my life over the past 15 years and I stumbled upon this gem I found shortly after I graduated college.
You are watching: Bill gates 11 rules of life pdf
It’s a speech Bill Gates dropped back in 2005, so I took the liberty of podcasting about it on a recent episode of the Jeremy Scott Fitness podcast you can listen to it by CLICKING HERE.
I breakdown each Rule in detail and update it a little to fit life in 2019 –I think you guys will dig the podcast but if your not into podcasts (which you should be by now)
You can read over this original rules below.
Bill Gates 11 Rules They Won’t Teach You In School
Rule 1: Life is not fair — get used to it!
Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping — they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
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