“A tennis ball, a circle, and the number 30,000 ”— drew houston

Dropbox cofounder’s commencement speech at MIT

The tennis ball is about finding the thing you’re obsessed with. The most successful people and successful entrepreneurs I know are all obsessed with solving a problem that really matters to them. I use the tennis ball for that idea because of my dog, who gets this crazy, obsessed look on her face when you throw the ball for her.

The circle is really about the idea that you’re the average of your five closest friends, so make sure to put yourself in an environment that pulls the best out of you.

And the last is the number 30,000. When I was 24, I came across this website that says most people live for about 30,000 days. So you have to make every day count

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