CNBC recently compiled some quotes Mark Zuckerberg gave to the Harvard Crimson in the early days of Facebook – or, as it was called back then, The Facebook. While this CEO’s rise to fame has been chronicled heavily in print and in movies like The Social Network, the quotes reveal a less confident, more humble side of this Internet mogul. A side that was really not sure his idea would take off at all.
We took a few of the quotes reprinted by CNBC to show you how even one of the biggest successes in the world can doubt his creation and its potential reception. If you’re struggling to regain your footing in this commercial real estate market, or if you’re wondering whether your latest out-of-the-box idea is fit for consumption, just remember, we all have those moments of doubt.
Maybe your idea or sales strategy is golden. Maybe it’s one of the other millions of ideas that fall by the wayside. Either way, know that it takes a whole lot of belief, hard work and yes, sometimes failure, to succeed. We think it was Michael Jordan who said it best: “I’ve failed over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.”
Zuckerberg’s Early Thoughts on Facebook