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Bar Bat Mitzvah Magazine 2018

Bill Gates A humble

Bill Gates A humble leader Bill Gates Most people don’t know how to accept criticism. They feel like they’re right and deny that there could be any problems. What they don’t realize is that they are actually stunting their own ability to make good decisions. Bill Gates loves criticism. He surrounds himself with people who understand his weaknesses. Before making any decision, he filters his ideas through them and encourages them to evaluate if his decision was affected by his weaknesses. He understands that only when he takes criticism from his peers, will he come to the ultimate truth. Q: How could someone’s weakness affect his decision? A: For example, you want to become a singer or an actor. This is something you believe in and are passionate about. A good friend, who knows you well, would tell you what your true motives are. Do you want to become a singer because you have a great voice or because you seek attention and like to be in the spotlight? Your friend can open your eyes when you make a decision because he provides you with another perspective. Qualities of a Great Leader “I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you work to address the world’s deepest inequities. On how well you treat people a world away who have nothing in common with you but their humanity.” This is the kind of caring and empathy that causes people to stand behind a leader. Bill Gates is the type of person who isn’t working toward his own goal for personal gain; he is working to help others grow. This is a key quality that successful leaders often embody. Bill Gates on being an Introvert Bill Gates was asked how he overcame his socially awkward teenage years. “How did you eventually find a solid self-identity and confidence within yourself?,” Elleena Yang asked. “Did achieving financial security, success and fame boost your self-confidence? What drives and motivates you to get up every morning and, more generally, how can the average person figure out their driving force and their inspiration and passion?” “Well, I think, I mean, some self-confidence is different than finding your passion. From a young age, ideally you will have adults in your life, preferably your parents as part of that, some of your teachers, people around you, who like you and they’re behind you and they will back you, no matter what goes on, and that gives you enough confidence to go off on a quest and during that quest you try different things out. If you’re lucky when you’re very young, you find something you’re passionate about. I did when I was 13 years old. I found computers and software. It took me another five years to figure out that was my life’s primary work, but that’s a lucky thing. Other people, you know, get up into their 20s or even later before they find what they’re passionate about, but proceeding with a certain set of self-confidence, that there are people who care for you, you care for them, 108 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Magazine Source: Go on TorahContest.com/sources continued on p. 110

In Cherished Memory of Grace & Abe Hidary A”H Parents that exemplified Integrity, Generosity, Humility and Charm. We miss you both every day. Love, Miriam & Stephen, Esther & Jack, Vivien & Morris, Rochelle & Ely. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Magazine 718-909-6060 View magazine online at BMmagazine.com 109

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