Billionaire businessman Elon Musk has made several news headlines but for good reasons as usual. He recently acquired the social media application Twitter and then, and he’s been very interactive on the platform inspiring his followers.
The Tesler CEO and co-founder of Paypal, Elon, inspires everyone who knows him. His deeds and words are boosters of the mind and we have put together some of these quotes.
Inspirational Elon Musk Quotes
“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”
You have to inconvenience yourself to attend to the important things. There’s a price to pay for every achievement and this price comes with so many inconveniences.
“What makes innovative thinking happen?… I think it’s really a mindset. You have to decide.” – Elon Musk
The mind is an attractive force. We attract what we think and so, if you have a positive mindset, you will see only positive outcomes. If you are keen on innovation, be positive about the outcome and do not relent. What’s your mindset?
“I’ve actually not read any books on time management.” – Elon Musk
If you’re a poor time manager, it will be difficult to achieve anything meaningful. One of the secrets of the wealthiest men in the world is time management. They plan their day from when they wake up to when they go to bed. In addition, they make judicious use of their time.
“It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.” – Elon Musk
Some people talk about passive income streams but there are several people who are successful with just a source of income. If you do not have a passive income stream, ensure you’re in charge of that one stream of income you have. You really do not need to have a plethora of options.
. “My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.” – Elon Musk
It’s okay if you do know your talent. All that matters is that you put in the hard work. Hard work beats talent all the time where talent isn’t enough.
“I wouldn’t say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.” – Elon Musk
We attract what we fear. As humans, we are all vulnerable and have likely experienced fear. However, you can subject this emotion to control and overcome it. Let it not be your predominant emotion.
“I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.” – Elon Musk
This quote lays credence to the fact that our words are powerful. Words are seeds and they become exactly what we say. If you want to see positivity, always say positive things. It might take time, but everything we say is what we see.
“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.” – Elon Musk
Your thoughts/mindset and affirmation matter a great deal to how your day can go. If you want to be successful, imagine success alone from the start of your day.
“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.” – Elon Musk
Feedbacks point to growth, stagnation or regression. If you want to know how well you’re doing, you should have a feedback loop. It will show you what you need to do better to achieve your goal.
“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is a disaster.” – Elon Musk
Change is constant in life. There are things that you have not planned that will happen and what do you do when it comes, embrace them if you cannot do anything to change the situation.
“People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” – Elon Musk
It is easier to see a project when you’re passionate about it. Passion keeps you motivated and undeterred. Even in a career or business, if you lack passion, you may be unproductive.
“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.” – Elon Musk
Do you have a goal or you’re just working for the sake of it? If you know why you’re working and what you’re working for, you’ll be more productive.
“It’s very important to like the people you work with, otherwise life [and] your job is gonna be quite miserable.” – Elon Musk
Your team will only be productive if there’s no fight or hatred among members. Of course, there will disagreements but it is important that you have a good working relationship with everyone.
“When somebody has a breakthrough innovation, it is rarely one little thing. Very rarely, is it one little thing. It’s usually a whole bunch of things that collectively amount to a huge innovation.” – Elon Musk
It takes phases of achievements and small goals to accomplish anything meaningful. Ensure you break your goals into long and short term, then take little steps to achieve the same. Every innovation got accomplished with little and tangible goals.
“Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” – Elon Musk
Persistence means, continuing or being undaunted despite challenges. You may fail or face obstacles in a bid to achieve anything but don’t give up if that’s the case.
“If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.” – Elon Musk.
It takes a whole lot of structure to put a company in place. You must have the human resource and financial resources to make it work.
“There’s a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.” – Elon Musk
Most risk-takers eventually get rewarded especially if they took a calculated risk. Before taking a risk, find out the cost, and the pros and cons to know if it is worth it. However, there is merit in taking risks.
“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” – Elon Musk
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with failure. It is a learning curve and feedback for what wasn’t done right. In fact, failure can be a part of success if you do not give up.
“Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.” – Elon Musk
If you have decided to be an entrepreneur, be ready to face daunting challenges. You will be tempted to give up but it’s up to you.
“Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.” – Elon Musk
Know when to quit, please. When you get feedback from your evaluation, do not border to continue if you see a dead end. It is not bad to start over again.
“Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. … Hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.” Elon Musk
Do you like to take criticism or do you want people to only cheer you up? You cannot know it all and so, ensure you solicit feedback from friends and associates. Use their feedback, whether positive or negative to measure your growth.
“You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be… better.” – Elon Musk
If you want to stand out, then you must do things differently.