Success Doesn’t Come Right Away

Success Doesn’t Come Right Away

We often hear stories about illegal immigrants going to great lengths to cross the border. But we don’t always hear about the perseverance required of an immigrant attempting to move to the US legally.

Take Eric Yuan. Before he became the founder of Zoom, Yuan applied for a visa to the US from China nine times before he was approved. The process lasted two years.
Had Yuan not had the tenacity to keep trying, he never would have moved to Silicon Valley to work for a communication startup. And he never would have learned what he needed to learn to later found Zoom.

Today, Zoom is a wildly popular business tool used by more than half of the Fortune 500, and its net promoter score is consistently high.

When you’re persistent and refuse to take no for an answer, eventually, you’ll probably achieve what you set out to do.

I see this all the time in my work with company leaders and ambitious candidates at Prestige Scientific. There’s a certain spark in the eye that tells me if someone is serious.
And if they are, they often get what they want.

By Michael Barros, Managing Partner, Prestige Scientific, Inc.