Elon Musk, Who doesn’t recognize him?
However, if you don’t, Elon Musk is the co-founder of PayPal founded in 1999, the world’s largest payment processing company. He founded SpaceX in 2002, Tesla Motors in 2003. He also sold his start-up Zip2 to a part of Compaq computers.
He is one of the most outstanding entrepreneurs the world has ever come across. He became a multimillionaire in his late 20s when he sold Zip2 for $307 Million. With a total wealth of $93.9 billion, Elon is the current world’s 5th richest person and 6th most powerful person.
Elon had a great mind even as a kid. He was only 10 years old when he started his entrepreneurial journey. He sold a self-made video game named “Blastar” for $500 to a magazine, at the age of 12. At the age of 24, he dropped out of Stanford University to make his career as an entrepreneur.
In 2008, SpaceX received a $1.6Billion contract from NASA. Elon has also delivered plans for Hyperloop, the fast transportation system. All these exceptional work by him simply suggests that he is a phenomenal entrepreneur and is inspiring many young entrepreneurs at the same time.
Take a look inside the mind of an intellectual with these quotes from the genius himself.
1.“If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if you – the probable outcome is a failure.”
You only start failing when you stop trying. Keep trying regardless of the outcomes and don’t keep quitting as an option.
2.“I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.”
Take a step ahead and be amongst the people who make it happen instead of wishing it to happen or watch it happen.
3.“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”
Keep putting out good and keep working on things trying to make them better and keep in mind that you got this!
4.“I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.”
How can your established companies make people’s lives a lot better by getting things done is what matters at the end.
5.“I like the word ‘autopilot’ more than I like the word ‘self-driving.’ ‘Self-driving’ sounds like it’s going to do something you don’t want it to do. ‘Autopilot’ is a good thing to have in planes, and we should have it in cars.”
Keep on wondering about new things and what difference you can create. Things that are easy to define aren’t interesting, innovate, and think about something which someone hasn’t.
6.“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is a disaster.”
Open your arms to uncertainty and change because as they say, Change is Constant. You need to grow and go ahead with the change in order to avoid tragedies.
7.“Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.”
Perfection is important but persistence and determination are above all. Take your determination along with you wherever you go and just like a champion, refuse to give up!
8.“People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.”
Enjoying and loving what you are doing is the most crucial part as when you do what you love to do, you prosper, and the results are outstanding.
9.“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.”
Everything we do and every thought we think should be about creating a better future ahead. Think that the future is going to be amazing and it will surely be.
10.“You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be better.”
Doing things differently should be leading to something exceptional and the results should be outstanding. You should not just limit yourself to doing it differently without getting better at it.
11.“It’s very important to like the people you work with, otherwise life [and] your job is gonna be quite miserable.”
Carefully choose the people you work with because they are the most important asset of the organization but most importantly you should like the individuals you are working with for a satisfactory work-life balance.
12.“What makes innovative thinking happen?… I think it’s really a mindset. You have to decide.”
It all depends on your attitude and your mindset, with the right outlook you make great things happen.
13.“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.”
You would have heard, continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection and it is something that cannot be disagreed. Getting the right feedback is the key to getting better.
14.“People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.”
You can make the impossible happen, only if you are passionate about it. Allow your passion to become your purpose and you won’t need to chase perfection.
15.“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”
Don’t fear failure, it is a part of success. Failure isn’t fatal, you need to take chances to do things that no one has done yet.