Hello readers, we all want to be successful in life. It is no rocket science that to achieve success all we need to do is follow certain rules that successful people have used in their lives.
A good example we can emulate is Elon Musk. As of the publishing of this work, Elon has achieved milestones that seem as fantasy. Imagine being given the title of Fellowship of the UK Royal Society (FRS), being the CEO of SpaceX, a founder of a Boring Company, co-founder of NEURA-LINK and a board member of Open AI or co-founder of the popular PayPal. And if that is not enough, you make it to the 28th richest man on earth (2020). What other achievement would you ask for. But Elon Musk seems unstoppable for he is known not to give up. So what are his secrets to achieving all this things?
5. Learn to Read to Lead
Elon musk is one person who holds the notion that the
easiest way to learn to do a new thing is through read books.
However, he discourages the act of just reading a book for pleasure. Elon only reads when he wants to learn a new skill, a new method, understand a concept etc. if you think what you learn in college is enough, Elon musk thinks that is just a fraction.
This secret of reading books on regular basis is also used by other successful people in business including Bill Gates, Warren Buffet among others.
There is a Swahili proverb that says KIZURI CHAJIUZA NA KIBAYA CHAJITEMBEZA. When translated, this means that a good products is capable of selling itself on the market.
Musk thinks that’s the secrets to good sales is to make a product that customers will love and then spread the word to others. This secret seem to be true considering the booming sales of the electric cars made by Tesla.
3. You cant Change the World by working 80 hours a Week
There are those who argue that working overtime means that
you were unproductive during official hours. Elon Musk does not like that line
of thinking. For him, a person needs to dedicate an average of 100 hours in a week
to be able to achieve significant goals.
Musk has been known to work from early in the morning to the late hours at night and when there is a lot of work, he sleeps on the company.
2.Plan to fail as you plan to succeed
Musk is not the person who will fill his head with just the
hope of good results. According to his ideologies, success goes hand in hand
Musk was once quoted saying that although he knew Tesla could
fail, he needed to try his best because the he felt it was important to make
To Musk, if something is important, he will go ahead and do it even if the chances of success seem minimal.
- Take big risks when you are still young before it’s too late
There is no better person to talk about risk taking than the
man who did what NASA thought was impossible to be done.
Since landing on the moon, NASA started following a downward
sloping trend in the quest to explore other planetary beings. However, Elon Musk
thought that anything was possible if there was a good plan like reducing the
cost of rocket travel.
After getting his share from PAYPAL Musk decided to use the
money in an investment that even the government thought was unwise. But several
years later, space X and Tesla are a success.
Elon says that at the time of this ventures he was young and
therefore had more room to take big risks.
Musk has been quoted saying that “as one gets old, obligations increases due to family and children which means that taking risk at such a time means disrupting very many things and people”.
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