Success is very much the intersection of luck and hard work.
There are a lot of people building small ideas now. There’s an idealization of being an entrepreneur, but the most important thing is to have a really great idea.
One of the purposes of life, and selfishly what makes people happy, is building things that are impactful.
The only reason you should be an entrepreneur is because that’s the only way the idea will come into the world.
Mindfulness has helped me succeed in almost every dimension of my life. By stopping regularly to look inward and become aware of my mental state, I stay connected to the source of my actions and thoughts and can guide them with considerably more intention.
Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004. On February 5, we were feeling pretty confident, even from observing the first few hours of usage. Students used it like crazy. They’d sign up then spend the next 3-4 hours on it. Then we’d go to lecture hall and see it on every computer screen there.