Dell Founder Michael Dell Showed Just How Much A Leap Of Faith Can Pay Off

Sometimes it pays to have a little faith in your abilities.

We've all had one idea (or multiple) that we felt could be successful but for some reason never moved forward with. But have you ever wonder what would've happened if you'd taken that chance? Well, perhaps tech entrepreneur and Dell founder Michael Dell can provide some inspiration. 


Recently, he took to Twitter to show Dell's first financial statement and how it finally convinced his parents that his dream could be a reality.

In 1984, when he was only 19, Michael Dell started PC's Limited with $1,000 and an innovative idea. Though it originally started in his dorm room, the company would be rechristened Dell Computer Corporation and grow from its humble beginnings into a Fortune 500 company by 1992. However, if his Twitter post is to be believed, his parents were a bit skeptical of his choices at first. His gamble paid off fairly early, though, with PC's Limited's first financial statement showing that the fledgling company turned a nearly $135,000 profit by July of its founding year. 

Dell Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014 and, as the company nears its 34th year of business, it shows no signs of slowing.

Like his contemporaries Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, Dell didn't opt to take the traditional path to his success. Instead, he let what he was passionate about and skilled at lead him toward his own path. While all of us aren't technological geniuses, Dell's tweet reminds us to have the faith to invest in our own ideas and the willingness to see them through. You never know what they could become.


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