Jack Ma : I doubt myself, but I never doubt my faith.
“How do you interpret the word faith? Have you ever doubted yourself? How did you overcome it?”
“I often doubt myself, but I never doubt my faith.” Answered Jack Ma-Alibaba Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, on the “The Talk between Jack Ma and the 80s” conference held by Yumi society. This former English teacher raised by the West Lake in Hangzhou, led Alibaba group break into the New York Stock Exchange in September 19, 2014, over $ 20 billion in financing, becoming the largest IPO in the history of the Internet.
People say that the power which supported the success of Ma called “faith.”
Philosopher: Faith is a state of mind contrary to doubt.
Some say that faith is to believe that things are going the way you planed. Some say that faith is the only guarantee to help you walk forward on a unknown journey. However, the confusing part is when you walk on a unknown journey, there is not only faith along with you, often the doubt shows its face too.like the shadow of the belief, it is faith’s twin sister, and it seems that the twins will never separate.
The American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce once said that faith was a state of mind contrary to doubt. “Doubt is an uneasy, unsatisfactory state, we strive to break from it and try to enter the belief state, since the latter is comfortable and satisfying.” At the same time, doubts and beliefs is the idea of two mutually transition state. Produces faith, which means the elimination of doubt. And began to suspect also marks the faith’s start. “Since faith is a rule of action, its application also contains further doubt and further thought. Faith is an end of ideology, it is also the starting point for a new idea . “
Obtaining convictions is to build habits. The so-called belief that an action guide, a provision according to which the provisions in the time comes, people will act in a certain way to go: “Our beliefs guide our desires and determine our actions.” Therefore, “Faith is indeed largely demonstrated in our nature in establishing our actions.” The essence of faith is to establish a long-term commitment to one’s behavior.
Triple feature of faith: “First, it is something we are aware of; second, it quell the anxiety of doubts; and third, it contains an action to establish the nature of our rules or In short, a habit. “Pearson believes faith is conscious, it is the fact that on the basis of empirical basis, is relatively skeptical in terms of state, is the result of inquiry. It can bring people psychologically and spiritually quiet satisfaction.
Travel- conviction to journey
How many times, we hesitate and doubt before embarking; how many times, we are thankful for not giving that departure up. Right before every departure, we have to buy bus tickets, train tickets, ship tickets, or even airline billets, the unforgettable moment when we clicked the confirm button and took a deep breath. Every return in the way back we are laden with harvest, joy and fresh ideas, and we feel so proud in the deep part of heart for the original decision. The belief accomplished the journey.
Travel is the conviction to journey. Detached from the complicated urban life, packed up to go look for things in the world outside the office. In every step of the impressive advances of freedom. Each destination is pioneering a new freedom of territory, are open to explore self, and it makes the next start become more hopeful.
Work is part of life, so as the travel. To pursue the life by working is the normal pattern for the people in the modern society. On the other hand, people start getting out of the office, and step into the nature, and explore an unfamiliar area to find more freedom outside of the work. When life becomes tied body chains, travel became the means of pursuing freedom. It Is because of the pursuit of the freedom which makes every traveler gathered on the same road.
Loneliness is a part of life. Loneliness provides an precious opportunity to make people think about their-own life. What faith do is to let people face it, to feel it, and to accept it.
Happiness is a journey of faith. life is a journey. 36,000 days of one human-being’s life, is to bring people into the world full of experience, to make people feel deeply, to live consciously. It is the faith who accomplish the journey of the life.
Marriage-faith to love
If travel is to pursue the liberation, on the contrary, marriage is to commit themselves to another people and to walk together hands in hands into the next level of life, because they believe that love will bring the happiness to life. For better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honor , and cherish。
life is not always full of flowers and applause, but also full of muddy footprints. There is someone who would share sadness and the happiness, who will pursue the meaning of the life together, who would become the soulmate and comfort your loneliness.
Truly, the marriage is a kind of band who need to sacrifice the personal freedom. But the marriage make the couple believe that, to give up a part of freedom today, and tomorrow will bring more joy in life.
Love is the growth or the decline. Only faith can make two people voluntarily share the life hands in hands, and grow together. Love is the common burden, only faith can make the couple hold hands in sharing the pain and the joy of life. Love requires growth, the power of its growth comes from the couple’s belief: they believe in love and willing to put the effort.
Ultimate happiness- to trust
if you are alone, face the loneliness. When you are with someone, then believe in love. Always believe in hope. To believe hope is a guide who exclude the darkness, it is the power to force people go forward, it is like the bride’s dreaming wedding dress. Always believe that tomorrow, there is always the sun rising tomorrow. always believe that there will be a different view in different journey.
Most importantly, ro always believe in happiness. The world is so wild that there must be some space for your small happiness.