Published on October 1st, 2012 | by djprophetic0
The # 1 Reason Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg is successful.
The # 1 Reason Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg is Successful
Have you ever started something but couldn’t finish it because it wasn’t perfect in your eyes? Maybe it was a website, a song, a book, a piece of artwork, or a literary work. Whatever the case- what made you do that? Are you a perfectionist? Do you have to have things just right before you display it? I think we all suffer from analysis paralysis syndrome in some aspect of our lives. Analysis paralysis means that you scrutinize, over analyze, or over-think a situation to the point that you never make a decision or take action. Avoiding this common mistake is what has built Facebook into the empire it is today!
If you haven’t heard of Mark Zuckerberg you must live in a stone brick bubble. (Emphasis Intended) Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook, the largest online social network in the world, which was valued at 104 billion dollars. The social network boasts over 900 million users as of April 2012, and also made 3.7 billion dollars in revenue and 1 billion dollars in profit in 2011. What is Mark Zuckerberg’s most important key to all this success? Well, it is actually plastered on the walls in the Facebook Headquarters based in Palo Alto, CA. (See Picture below)
In Mark Zuckerberg’s letter to his shareholders he mentioned this concept called the “Hacker way” in which he tells the Facebook web developers to get “[…]smaller iterations rather than trying to get everything right all at once…” We have the words “Done is better than perfect” painted on our walls to remind us to always keep shipping” says Zuckerberg. If this principle has worked for Mark Zuckerburg, it will certainly work for you. What do you keep holding back from being done because it is not “perfect”? The bible says “Farmers who wait for the perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. (Ecclesiastes 11:4) Lets stop waiting for the perfect conditions, and just put our hands to the plow!
Sources: Aol Original and Startup Lessons Learned