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35 Motivating Elon Musk Quotes To Be Successful

Elon Musk quotes are incredibly beneficial and helpful when it comes to making practical decisions. Elon Musk is the founder of Tesla and SpaceX. Musk became a multimillionaire in his late 20s after selling  Zip2 (his startup company). He also made headlines after his company, SpaceX, launched a rocket that would send the first commercial vehicle to the International Space Station (ISS). In January 2021, Musk reportedly surpassed Jeff Bezos as the wealthiest man in the world.

By 2008, Elon Musk successfully established SpaceX and NASA gave the company the contract to transport cargo to the ISS. The company successfully delivered thousands of pounds of supplies where Musk quoted “I feel very lucky. … For us, it’s like winning the Super Bowl.”

Elon Musk has also faced his fair share of setbacks over the course of his career. However, he used his setbacks as opportunities to learn and improve. This dynamic personality of his is admirable and provides me with inspiration. So with that being said, here are 35 of the most encouraging Elon Musk Quotes to inspire you and guide you throughout your journey to success. I believe you will add Elon Musk Quotes to your must-to-be-read list as I did.

35 Most Inspiring Elon Musk Quotes To Become Successful

  1. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour.”
  2. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is a disaster.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”
  10. “If you’re 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.”
  11. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”
  12. “Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.”
  13. “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.”
  14. “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.”
  15. “Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.”
  16. “What makes innovative thinking happen?… I think it’s really a mindset. You have to decide.”
  17. “Life is too short for long-term grudges.”
  18. “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.”
  19. “Great companies are built on great products.”
  20. “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.”
  21. “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.”
  22. “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.”
  23. “I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems… It’s got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious.”
  24. “I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future.”
  25. “I will never be happy without having someone. Going to sleep alone kills me.”
  26. “You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be… better.”
  27. “I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.”
  28. “It’s very important to like the people you work with, otherwise life [and] your job is gonna be quite miserable.”
  29. “Starting a business is not for everyone. Starting a business – I’d say, number one is have a high pain threshold.”
  30. “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.”
  31. “I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time-solving engineering and manufacturing problems.”
  32. “Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.”
  33. “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.”
  34. “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX… It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.”
  35. “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.”

Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.

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