Inspiration

19 Inspirational life quotes said by Elon Musk

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1. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”
2. “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. I think that is what Apple has shown. 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.”
3. “What makes innovative thinking happen?… I think it’s really a mindset. You have to decide.”
4. “A company is a group organized to create a conduct or service, and it is only as good as its people and how excited they are about creating. I do want to recognize a ton of super-talented people. I just happen to be the face of the companies.”
5. “I’ve actually not read any books on time management.”
6. “I would just question things… It would infuriate my parents… That I wouldn’t just believe them when they said something ’cause I’d ask them why. And then I’d consider whether that response made sense given everything else I knew.”
7. “It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.”
8. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”
9. “When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.”
10. “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.”
11. “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.”
12. “If something has to be designed and invented, and you have to figure out how to ensure that the value of the thing you create is greater than the cost of the inputs, then that is probably my core skill.”
13. “I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.”
14. “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.”
15. “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.”
16. “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.”
17. “I don’t believe in process. In fact, when I interview a potential employee and he or she says that ‘it’s all about the process,’ I see that as a bad sign. The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.”
18. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.”
19. “I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.”
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