Updated: Mar 27, 2019
Mostly everyone knows, who Elon Musk is?
But still, Who is Elon Musk?
He is a business magnate and an investor.
Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation both on earth and in space.
He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc. and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; and co-founder of PayPal.
This guy is incredible. He is the self-made 54th Richest man in the world.
No matter what people say, we can learn a lot from him.
Below are few points, I observed in him and I think it must be learned by all of us.
Work Work Work
There is no shortcut, if you want to be successful, work hard, work more.
When on average people work 48 hours a week, Elon works 120 hours a week. (Approximately 17 Hours a day)
He once said that “If there was a way that I could not eat, so I could work more, I would not eat. I wish there was a way to get nutrients without sitting down for a meal.”
Reading is no Choice!
Reading habit is no choice for successful people. Almost every successful person have a habit to read.
They read more, and more, and more.
They will always have some book with them.
At the age of 8-9, Elon used to read 10 hours a day.
At one point he ran out of books in the library of his hometown. Musk still gives all the credit of building a rocket to his reading habit.
Think out of the Box
Have you ever thought that one can build a rocket which can be reused or we create hyperloop tunnels which will reinvent transport by eliminating barriers of time and distance? This incredibly out of the box thinking made Musk a remarkable entrepreneur. He could imagine and work on things which no one ever thought of...
Do or Die
This seems like an overrated statement but it is true for Elon.
When Elon founded SpaceX, he invested a lot of money which he got from the PayPal into SpaceX.
The company’s first three launches failed terribly which sparked doubt in many investors. They only had enough money for one more launch; they were almost on the verge of bankruptcy. If the launch doesn’t get successful, then Musk was all gone.
Eventually, it did get successful but here is what we have to learn. He was going to become bankrupt but he didn't give up, he was willing to try one last time before he was gone forever.
Get into the Skin of Things.
When Elon gets into something, he develops just this different level of interest in it than other people.
That is what differentiates Elon from the rest of humanity.
SpaceX or Tesla or Paypal, these all are the best examples. This habit made him what he is today, which disrupted the whole rocket industries and cars industry.
Don’t work for Money.
Elon was fond of video games, he says “I really like computer games, but then if I made really great computer games, how much effect would that have on the world,” he said. “It wouldn’t have a big effect. Even though I have an intrinsic love of video games, I couldn’t bring myself to do that as a career.”
That’s how we know that money was never in his intention, he just wants to do something good for the world. Money is the outcome for him.
This is why Elon works on some serious global issues through Tesla, SpaceX and Sun City Solar.
How to Fail Successfully
Musk is a go-to-guy to learn how to fail successfully.
He has seen a lot of failure in his life.
But he believed in two things, If something is important enough you should try, even if the probable outcome is a failure. If things are not failing, you're not innovating enough.
He stands up more powerfully after his every failure. He used his failure perfectly to learn and never make those mistakes again.
Elon is a remarkable personality. I personally recommend reading his biography by Ashlee Vance.
His journey till date is like a roller-coaster. Starting from bullying in school and going through a near-death experience to losing his son.
No matter what the future is for Elon Musk, but we definitely can learn a lot of things from him.