Elon Musk is a very inspirational individual. He came from humble beginnings and is now a billionaire and serial entrepreneur who is the founder of Paypal and SpaceX, Tesla Motors among other businesses and ventures.
Musk does not only create successful businesses, he also gives back with the Musk Foundation. Through this foundation he has donated millions of dollars to different causes around the world. He is also involved with many different charities and foundations.
Each of the quotes below are very inspirational and motivational and they will inspire you to take massive action and get of your ass. The man has overcome many advertises and difficulties.
He is a very determined person and has an awesome insight on business and life. You can learn a lot from this man and how he has enhanced his image and empire. These quotes will get you motivated like hell.
1. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”
The business you have been working on for a long time, if it is important enough for you, you will carry on working on the app even if your not at the stage you want to be yet. You will probably face difficulties and hard ships in your business and life but you have to carry on and not let it beat you.
If you don’t already think like that you have to change your mindset to thinking like an entrepreneur. You have to think like you cannot give up. You have to overcome all obstacles.
It may be hard for you at the moment but all hard times do go by and your business will become successful.
If you would like to know how you can develop an entrepreneurs mindset, check this article out.
2. “If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if you – the probable outcome is failure.”
You should never give up on something that you think is important. It doesn’t matter what it is, whether it is a business, relationship or in life. Never, ever give up.
You can never fear or be scared of failure. Even if you do fail, there are plenty of things that you can learn from it. Even Elon had many failures in his life.
Musk financed Space X to have enough money for it’s first three launches. Each of the three launches failed. The company then managed to scrape together enough money for it’s fourth launch which proved to be a success.
Another instance Elon was raising money by doing a round of funding for Tesla Motors in the summer of 2008. After the financial crisis happened many car companies like GM like bankrupt and the same almost happened to Tesla Motors.
Elon had to put everything together including all his savings as well as getting money from friends and family and getting funding to save the company from going bankrupt.
The thing you should take away from all this is never give up, always try and don’t fear failure.
3. “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.”
You should know what your goal is and what you are aiming for in your business. It is like a ship without map or compass will not know which direction to go. Your goals is like your map or compass. With your goals in place you will know which direction to go and what to do to get there.
You should enjoy and love to do what you are doing. Getting into something that you are not passionate about is sometimes not worth it. You often will not be interested and might not get the results you want.
The businesses that Elon is involved with are the ones he is passionate about. He enjoys computer programming and is involved with many different businesses where he can make full use of this.
4. “I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”
Always try improving your idea. Always try improving your business. Constantly ask your customer or consumers what it is you can do to improve your product or service. If you make things better you will start to make more customers happy thus making more money.
Ask yourself how you can improve your business. Analyse what you are doing good, what you are doing bad and what you can improve and make better. Start testing different things and making changes to your business and see what works better.
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Elon is constantly asking himself what he can improve on his businesses. He is always changing things about and making things better. That is why Elon Musk’s businesses are so successful
5. “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.”
When you wake up in the morning think positive. Work on changing the world, improving the world and making the world a better place. Never ever think negative otherwise you are just going to have a crap day and start to get depressed.
Sometimes life can be hard and it can feel like everything is going against you. Sometimes things just don’t go right. Everyone does go through hardships in life. You just have to think positive and you will get through it.
Surround yourself with people that are more positive and optimistic instead of people that are pessimistic. This will change your mindset and make you think more positive and become a better person.