Referred to as the Nikola Tesla of our generation, Musk is an entrepreneur, business magnate, engineer, investor, and inventor. This guy knows his way with money. He became a multimillionaire in his late 20s when he sold his first start-up company, Zip2.
The founder of SolarCity, Tesla, and SpaceX believes in humanity and aims to change the world, and that’s not just wishful thinking. The man is working on decreasing global warming and establishing a human colony on Mars to prevent human extinction. Do you need more proof to believe that everything you’ll set your mind to is possible?
Here are 15 Elon Musk quotes to make you begin working on your dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem right now.
∼ When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
∼ It is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.
∼ The first step is to establish that something is possible then probability will occur.
∼ Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.
∼ I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.
∼ Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
∼ 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.
∼ Life is too short for long-term grudges.
∼ I take the position that I’m always to some degree wrong, and the aspiration is to be less wrong.
∼ People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
∼ I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.
∼ There’s a silly notion that failure’s not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
∼ I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.
∼ To make an embarrassing admission, I like video games. That’s what got me into software engineering when I was a kid. I wanted to make money so I could buy a better computer to play better video games – nothing like saving the world.
∼ Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.