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Bill Gates is the key figure of the 20th century whose phenomenon has been studied numerous times and even today his biography provides a source of inspiration for a contemporary generation of youngsters who dream of achieving success one day. He is a textbook genius who was allowed to pursue his computer interests instead of coming to school classes. At the age of 15, he built a software program on the General Electric Machine to optimize road traffic and sold it for $20,000! Here we will have a look at Bill Gates’ early life and will see how it led subsequently to a road of success and worldwide celebrity status. What can we learn from Bill Gates’ story? We will see that despite all this recognition, he has not lost his interest in people and he has even rediscovered himself to the world as one of the most generous charity donors in history.

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The exam session is slowly creeping up on us… It’s that time of the year again when all our hard work from the semester will be put to the test. Our thoughts are preoccupied; it’s preventing us from getting a good night’s sleep. We have so much to read but so little time! Any slip up, and there might be consequences! But hey, don’t let that bum you out. We’ve taken our time to list out some tips on how to mentally prepare for an exam. Check them out.

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There are two types of motivation: internal and external. I presume we all know what external motivation is: I will earn a lot of money; everyone will like me more, and I will finally eat this piece of cake that has been waiting in the fridge for a whole hour when I was studying. But internal, on the other hand, makes the process the goal itself – for example, you’re performing an operation on a patient, but you’re not doing it because you’ll be paid a lot of money, but rather because you want to improve patient’s life and better your technique. Long story short – study not for a grade, but rather for yourself.

One of many researches has shown that people with weak external and strong internal motivation achieved better success than the ones having high external motivation levels. Apparently, genuine interest and ambitions guide the person better than a will to get rich and famous. Of course, no one says that external validation does not work completely—but the fact remains: internal just works better. In the 21st century, the carrot-and-stick motivation to do work well and get rewarded is not enough in many cases, as you have to take higher risks and create something in more cases than not. Having a higher purpose other than money or grades yields more productive results.

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