Top 11 quotes and rules of success from Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg. He is the Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder of the Social Media giant, Facebook. Mark is one of the richest men in the world with a net worth of 70.7 billion USD (2017). Here are my top 11 quotes and rules for success. Enjoy.

Believe in what you are doing and Work Hard

“People can be really smart or have skills that are directly applicable, but if they don’t really believe in it, then they are not going to really work hard.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Do what you are passionate about

“Find that thing you are super passionate about.”

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Take the risk, make mistake and you will succeed

“You are better off trying something and having it not work and learning from that than not doing anything at all.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“So many businesses get worried about looking like they might make a mistake, they become afraid to take any risk. Companies are set up so that people judge each other on failure.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Do something you care about even if you are not making money

“The most important thing that entrepreneurs should do is pick something they care about, work on it, but don’t actually commit to turning it into a company until it actually works.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Start simple and grow gradually

“I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Have a reason why you are doing what you are doing

“Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Think long-term

“I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.” – Mark Zuckerberg

You will always have critics. Learn from them

“This is a perverse thing, personally, but I would rather be in the cycle where people are underestimating us. It gives us the latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Create a good company culture

“One of the things that I do focus on at Facebook is making sure the culture is very friendly and that people hang out. So instead of having 20% of people’s time working on projects, I make people hang out with each other.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Do something important

“The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’ … Unless I feel like I’m working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I’m not going to feel good about how I’m spending my time.


Don’t let people who you look up to, whether it is your boss, parents, spouse or friends tell you that you can do it. If you strongly believe in your goals and dreams, just go ahead and do it!

You can’t out of life alive. Follow your dreams, believe and succeed.

Now it is your time to define your Why. If you can take it, you can make it. You can do it!

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