Life is a marathon, and to win the race, you have to look into the legends playbook to find inspiration.

If you desire to achieve big things in life, you need to take a radically different approach to life. Chances are, it could shift things in your favor despite the odds. To rebel against an average life, what's better than seeking advice from rebel billionaires themselves?

Entrepreneurs are not strange creatures; they are the normal human beings who had faced endless challenges, encountered failure, stress, and roadblocks along the way but didn’t give up.

They have more than motivation, strong emotional intelligence, persistence, perseverance, and leadership skills to achieve their goals. If you want to become like them, you need to be pushing yourself beyond your own perceived limits.

Here are some life-changing pieces of advice from the rebellious billionaires who didn’t give up in their journey and achieved their milestones.

• Bill Gates

Being the world’s second-richest person and someone who is actively involved in efforts to lessen poverty and health burdens for billions of people, Gates has shared best nuggets of wisdom for people many times in his interviews and twitter threats. He doesn’t only spark a computer revolution, but his words also ignite the passion for living and achieving your dreams.

In his twitter thread, in 2017, Gates advised students to think about who they spend time with deliberately. It helps them in the pursuit of growing and getting better.

It echoed in my mind what he said in his 7th advice,
“Surround yourself with people who challenge you, teach you and push you to be your best self.”

Mark Zuckerberg

The social media king and the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is the person who had achieved milestones of successes in just 33 years of his life. His personal worth is estimated to be 38.6 billion dollars.

He is not just an American computer programmer or an internet entrepreneur, but more than it. He is a philanthropist, visionary and undeniably quotable. In his life’s journey, what he has learned so far, he always shares his success strategy in his speeches.

He stands out as inspirational fodder for anyone determined to succeed. While speaking impromptu at Harvard commencement 2017, he was brutally honest when he talks about finding your purpose.

“Finding your purpose isn’t enough, instead create a world where everyone has a sense of purpose. The purpose is that feeling that you are a part of something bigger than your selves. A yearn of needing and yearn of having something better to work for; Purpose is what creates true happiness.”

Steve jobs

Steve Job is more than just being the founder of Apple. He is an innovator, genius, entrepreneur, imitator, designer, and an influencer. Steve Jobs tended to generate opinions from across the spectrum, but being inspirational remains a steadfast quality in the Apple founder.

Thanks to his many lectures and speeches, here is one piece of advice that help you reach your career goals. Be inspired by them, and strive to make your dreams come true.

In his speech at the Stanford commencement ceremony, he shares three stories of his life; I am sharing the advice he gave to the graduates in his first story.

It was about connecting the dots, he said,

“You can't join the dots looking forward, you connect them only by looking backward. So you must have to trust that these dots will somehow connect in your future. Trust in your gut, destiny, life, and karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots connect down the road, will enhance your confidence to listen to your heart even when it directs you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference.”

Walt Disney

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney, the founder of “The Walt Disney Company” which has annual revenues of approximately $35 Billion, was not born a billionaire, he paved his own path of success. He is a film producer, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, international icon, and philanthropist.

Although there is a ton to learn from Walt Disney, the one that ignites my passion for success is this one

“If you wish for it, you can achieve it. Always remember that my whole journey was started with a dream and a mouse.”

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was an author, scientist, diplomat, inventor, and philosopher, and you can say The Leonardo Da Vinci of the 18th century.

Benjamin Franklin is the most impressive American of all time. He invented bifocals, fire brigade, printed books, magazines, paper money, a lightning rod, a stove, and also served as postmaster. He started a library and a university, and both exist to this day.

One of his main pieces of advice was something never to stop learning, he said,

"An investment in education always pays the best interest.”

Franklin scheduled time every day to “prosecute the present study.” That is, he always had something that he was studying, something new to learn. He was always seeking to better himself, to further his knowledge and skills.

The final word

These pieces of advice will change your life if you find inspiration from them and incorporate them into your life. Remember that only “you” can change your situation. Learn from your mistakes and keep moving. Although I am not like these legends, one piece of advice I also want to share with you guys what I have learned so far in my life is

“Get back up every time you fall, no matter how many injuries you had in your last fall, get back up and fight back. Stand like a mountain against all your obstacles and let not criticism demotivates you.”

Stay motivated!

Author's Bio: 

Madiha Jamal is a passionate content writer at PennySaviour.She has experience of writing on divergent topics. She has written blogs on marketing, health and fitness, lifestyle, and self-growth. Diving deeper into the internet and taking out pearls of information, is her hobby. You can call her a research worm. She loves to read and solve puzzles. She likes to hunt down information and use them in her writing so that readers will get benefit from it. She is a nature lover and a travel enthusiast.