作者：沪江英语 来源：Quora 2015-04-01 11:48
How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson?我怎样才能和比尔·盖茨、史蒂夫·乔布斯、埃隆·马斯克、理查德·布兰森这些人一样成功？
Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things.
Extreme success is different from what I suppose you could just consider 'success', so know that you don't have to be Richard or Elon to be affluent and accomplished and maintain a great lifestyle. Your odds of happiness are better that way.
But if you're extreme, you must be what you are, which means that happiness is more or less beside the point.
These people tend to be freaks and misfits who were forced to experience the world in an unusually challenging way.
They developed strategies to survive, and as they grow older they find ways to apply these strategies to other things, and create for themselves a distinct and powerful advantage.
They don't think the way other people think. They see things from angles that unlock new ideas and insights. Other people consider them to be somewhat insane.
Learn to handle a level of stress that would break most people.
Don't follow a pre-existing path, and don't look to imitate your role models. There is no "next step".
Extreme success is not like other kinds of success; what has worked for someone else, probably won't work for you.
They are individuals with bold points of view who exploit their very particular set of unique and particular strengths.
They are unconventional, and one reason they become the entrepreneurs they become is because they can't or don't or won't fit into the structures and routines of corporate life.
获得2.2k好评的回答：@Julius Bier Kirkegaard
This probably never happened, but it is a saying story nonetheless...
Young Composer: "Herr Mozart, I am thinking of writing a symphony. How should I get started?"
Mozart: "A symphony is a very complex musical form and you are still young. Perhaps you should start with something simpler, like a concerto."
Young Composer: "But Herr Mozart, you were writing symphonies when you were 8 years old."
Mozart: "Yes, but I never asked anyone how."