19 Quotes by Elon Musk
Pursuing your dreams requires courage and Elon Musk has loads of it. From a very early age he showed signs of entrepreneurship. He even dropped out of Stanford to start his own company, Zip2, which was sold in 1999 for $340 million (approx.) in cash and stock.
Later on he founded PayPal, which became world’s first online payment system which was later sold to E-Bay for a whopping $1.5 billion.
Elon Musk continued to innovate with his Tesla Motors and Space X with a dream to commercialise electric cars and set-up civilisation on mars.
19 Quotes by Elon Musk:
1. “Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” – Elon Musk
2. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk
3. “It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.” – Elon Musk
4. “Life is too short for long-term grudges.” – Elon Musk
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.” – Elon Musk
6. “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.” – Elon Musk
7. “Great companies are built on great products.” – Elon Musk
8. “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.” – Elon Musk
9. “I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk
10. “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.” – Elon Musk
11. “I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk
12. “If anyone thinks they’d rather be in a different part of history, they’re probably not a very good student of history. Life sucked in the old days. People knew very little, and you were likely to die at a young age of some horrible disease. You’d probably have no teeth by now. It would be particularly awful if you were a woman.” – Elon Musk
13. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” – Elon Musk
14. “Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.” – Elon Musk
15. “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.” – Elon Musk
16. “I think the high-tech industry is used to developing new things very quickly. It’s the Silicon Valley way of doing business: You either move very quickly and you work hard to improve your product technology, or you get destroyed by some other company.” – Elon Musk
17. “I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.” – Elon Musk
18. “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” – Elon Musk
19. “Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.” – Elon Musk