Last weekend I read Mark Cuban’s short book How to Win at the Sport of Business, and loved it.
It’s really a collection of his blog posts strung together in a manner that tell the story of how he rose in the world.
The most important message that I took away from that book was to work really really hard. There were plenty of other things too but this one resonated the most with me.
Then this week I came across this interview of Mayor Bloomberg and he pretty much said the same thing.
Here is what he said:
I am not smarter than anybody else but I can out work you â€“ and my key to success for you, or anybody else is make sure you are the first one in there every day and the last one to leave. Donâ€™t ever take a lunch break or go to the bathroom, you keep working. You donâ€™t ever know when that opportunity is going to come along.â€ He continues, â€every opportunity I ever had, it was I think an awful lot of them was because I was there at the time. And that is the one thing you can control. You canâ€™t control your luck, but the harder you work, the luckier you get.
Here is the video:
Pretty amazing stuff!