Who is Elon Musk?
He is an engineer, industrial designer, technology entrepreneur, philanthropist, CEO, CTO, designer, and investor. He is the founder of SpaceX – (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation). It is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company.
Apart from this he also owns, Tesla, Inc (Tesla Motors, Electric Car Manufacturing Company), The Boring Company, Neuralink, and OpenAI. He was ranked 25th on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People in 2018. Right now, as on September 2, 2020, he is the 5th richest person in the world. His total net worth was estimated by Forbes to be US$93.3 billion (As on 2 Sept. 2020).
“I think the best way to attract venture capital is to try and come up with a demonstration of whatever product or service it is and ideally take that as far as you can. Just see if you can sell that to real customers and start generating some momentum. The further along you can get with that, the more likely you are to get funding.” – Elon Musk
It is quite a big introduction, now, let’s head over to motivational and inspirational quotes by Elon Musk that will inspire and motivate you to get up and start innovating something different, something unique.
Elon Musk Quotes
Don’t confuse schooling with education. I didn’t go to Harvard but the people that work for me did.
Good ideas are always crazy until they’re not.
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.
The first step is to establish that something is possible then probability will occur.
I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.
This is one of my personal favourite quotes, because it’s true.
If you’re a co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed… No task is too menial.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.
I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.
It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.
People work better when they know what the goal is and why.
Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
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.
My motivation for all my companies has been to be involved in something that I thought would have a significant impact on the world.
I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that.
You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.
A company is a group organized to create a product or service, and it is only as good as its people and how excited they are about creating.
I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.
Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
Again, another one, my personal favourite.