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"If you don't build your dream, someone will hire you to build theirs." Bill Gates

We're all know that Bill Gates is the richest man in the world, after founding Microsoft in 1975. He is now worth $76 billion, as Microsoft has risen to create the number 1 operating system brand Windows, which has been re-developed several times. Also Microsoft created Xbox, which has become one of the most popular, if not the most popular gaming system in the world.

There're 10 advices from Bill Gates that he decided to give, to show us what it takes to become successful and wealthy.

1) Start as Early as Possible.

Bill Gates was only 13 years old when he started working with computers. When you start something at an early point in your life, you become molded around it. Not only will you have a chance of becoming successful sooner than most people, but you would also be less likely to want to give up.

The time that you’re most influenced by others is when you’re younger, so if you’ve seen things on T.V or on the internet where others have become successful, this will be imprinted in your mind and you won’t have doubt about what you can or can’t do.

2) Enter in Partnerships.

Bill Gates was very fond of forming partnerships with people, people who were the top dog and that made Gates become the ‘Sidekick’. He was happy with this, because it unlocked new opportunities for him and the potential to learn from other successful entrepreneurs who could teach him a thing or two..

3) You Will Not Make $80,000 a Year Right out of High School.

Let’s be honest, you’re not going to make $80,000 a year straight out of high school, so if for some reason you think you will, stop kidding yourself. No matter how much education you have, you still need experience to work your way at the top.

4) “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Bill Gates.

Bill Gates became a boss at a fairly early age. He deserved it, and it put him in an excellent position with pure control over his success.

5)“If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.” – Bill Gates

Mistakes are made to be learnt from. You now know what or what not to do in the same situation when it rolls around for a second time and believe me, in most cases it will roll around again.

6) Be Committed and Passionate.

I think this is always included by every entrepreneur as a good bit of advice. You need to be committed to what you love and have great passion for what you do.

The successful people in this world make it look so easy because they absolutely love what they are doing. If you’re finding things too stressful and too hard, then I’m not sure you’re working on the right thing.

7) Life is the Best School, Not University or College.

No matter how many books you read, no matter how many tests you take, nothing from university or college can properly prepare you for life in the real world.

“If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.” – Bill Gates

8)“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.” – Bill Gates

It’s true, people who you’d probably class as ‘nerds’ are actually the ones who will work the hardest, be the smartest, and be determined to succeed.

9) “Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.” – Bill Gates You need to stop getting sucked into Television and believing that what you’re seeing in some cases may actually be what people do in real life.

10) “Life is not fair. Get used to it.” – Bill Gates

No matter how hard you work in life, there will always be times where things don’t go your way, perhaps through no fault of your own. Things that you cannot control. You will get knocked down, but you need to be able to stand up.

Life isn’t fair. It’s a test, a game, a risk. If you fall down and don’t bother getting back up, you don’t deserve to be successful. Winners know that life isn’t fair and they will keep getting back up until they’ve made it.