Amazon.com 1997 Shareholder Letter (Jeff Bezos)

Everyone serious about a career in finance should read this.

Done is better than perfect
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well
3 Goals for the Next 2 Years
  1. Learn Chinese > find program > attend and practice
  2. Stay in shape > find gym > create personal fitness goals > execute daily
  3. Pay off debts > create budget > stick to it
Purpose is not something you find; it’s something you define.
Trust but Verify.
Just because you stumble doesn’t mean you have to fall.
Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.