‘Screw It Lets do it’ is a short and quick read that reveals the lessons that helped Richard Branson through his business and personal life. Richard Branson is an entrepreneur, Investor, Author and Philanthropist who founded the Virgin Group.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. Take the first step, there will be many challenges. You might be knocked back but, in the end, you will make it.
Richard Branson always believed in motto ‘Screw it Let’s Just Do It’. It doesn’t matter what it is, or how hard it might seem.
He shares the 9 life lessons on how to achieve your goals and become successful in your life.
1. JUST DO IT!
If you want to achieve something, you must not only plan and prepare well, but above all you should have faith in yourself, help each other and never give up. Whatever your goal is big or small, you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.
2. HAVE FUN!
Life is all about working hard and having fun. When you have goals and a positive outlook on life, you have something to aim for. Make the goal to have fun and your passion will drive success. If you are doing something that is not having fun, move on. Concentrate on having fun and the money will flow.
“My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ’Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.’“
3. BE BOLD
You should set your goals and stick to them. Success is more than luck. you have to believe in yourself and make it happen. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Be glad when you win. Don’t have regrets when you lose. Never look back because you can’t change your past. Whatever your dream is go for it. Always beware if the risks are too random or too hard to predict, but remember, if you opt for a safe life, you will never know what it’s like to win. Have no regrets, think big and go for it.
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
4. CHALLENGE YOURSELF
Everyone needs something to aim for. you can call it a challenge or a goal. If you challenge yourself, you will grow. your life will change. your outlook will be positive. It’s not always easy to reach your goals but that’s no reason to stop. Say it to yourself, ‘ I can do it. I’ll keep on trying until I win.’ Always challenge yourself to look for new things and new ideas. Search is fun.
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
5. STAND ON YOUR OWN FEET
Always believe in yourself. Be the captain of your ship and master of your fate. Chase your dreams but stand on your own feet.
6. LIVE THE MOMENT
Love your life and always live it to the fullest. Enjoy the current moment. Make every second count. Reflect on your life. Money is important. But the bottom line is money is just a means to an end, not an end in itself. And what is going on now is just as important as what you’re planning for the future.
“My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.”
7.VALUE FAMILY AND FRIENDS
We all need a strong support family and friends. Always be loyal to your family and friends. Without your loyal family and friends, you will be lost.
“I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We were a family that would have killed for each other – and we still are.”
Be polite and respectful to everyone around you. Don’t just try to impress. Always be fair in all your dealing. ‘Don’t cheat – but aim to win.’ This rule should extend to your private life. Keep the motto, ‘Never to anything if it means you can’t sleep at night.’ Look after your reputation and your family name. Money means nothing if you’re not trusted.
“Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.”
9.DO SOME GOOD
Create the change you want to see and be genuine i.e. Not just to look good. Change the world and make a difference by helping others genuinely. Irrespective of your title, status, and success or failure, you can always do what you can do to help others.
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”Richard Branson