“When you think about things that you will regret as an 80-year-old, it will almost always be things you did not do. Very rarely, you will regret what you did but did not work, did not work or whatever” – He said Jeff Bezos in an interview with the CEO of the Axel Springer media group, Mathias Doepfner.
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According to Bezos, this extends not only to business decisions, but also to personal life. Amazon owner fortune is $ 130.5 billion, according to Forbes magazine. “It’s like: ‘I love that person but I never told her about it.’ 50 years later you sit and think, ‘Why didn’t I tell her this? Why didn’t I try?’ – adds Bezos.
Bezos notes that it will be a regret that makes it very difficult to be happy. A businessman in his youth left his job on Wall Street to start selling books online using a small Amazon website. In retrospect, it was a great decision. Meanwhile, Bezos and his wife MacKenzie made risky decisions that not everyone agreed with.
“It was a really tough choice, but in the end I decided I had to try” – Bezos said in a 2010 speech at Princeton College. The businessman chose a more risky path, and years later he cannot complain. He emphasized that his loving and supportive loved ones helped him make difficult decisions over the years. He informed his wife about his crazy plan a year after the wedding. It took place in 1994, when hardly anyone knew what the internet was.
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The wife immediately agreed to Bezos’s proposal, supporting his decision. He drew similar strength from his parents and grandparents. The feeling of closeness made it possible for him to make important business decisions. “When you have loving people in your life, you are able to take risks” – Bezos added.