After watching The Social Network for the first time (so late) a huge question came to me; are you motivated by money or passion? I begin to wonder what separates the "greats" from people who are just successful? What makes someone become known as the best in their field or craft? What leads someone to billion dollar ideas like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg?
Is that the secret? Everyone is motivated by different things, but is the secret to huge success to concentrate more on creating the best product you can, and not worrying about how much money it will generate? Do you stop looking for the secret to a billion dollar idea, and focus more on just creating an extremely amazing product?
Don't get me wrong, there is probably not that many people in the world that don't think about money, and of course that probably was a goal for them all, but which part did they focus the most on?
I know that for a lot of people it is hard to stay focused on their ideas and goals when money comes into play, because a lot of people never had. So I truly understand the struggle that a lot of people have. But if at some point people are able to get pass this thirst for something they never had, and concentrate on putting all they can into their craft, the money will come. The success will surely come.
One thing that stuck out to me in the movie was when Mark was asked what is the end goal of Facebook? He said there is no end. He said it is like fashion, it keeps going and re-creating itself. When you think like this, you are willing to put the work in to expand on your product or idea. When you think that the end is making money, you stop as soon as the money comes.
What motivates you...money or passion?