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Elon Musk's Ten Rules for Success

I am always amazed when I watch interviews with this man. He has been a really in inspiration to me. I admire him for his determination and ability to just keep inventing new things. I also admire him for overcoming struggles early on. Did you know that when he and his brother started their first company they shared a computer in an office they lived in? During the day Elon worked keeping the website up and at night he wrote code. They showered at the YMCA! Awesome right? Elon Musk said this made it difficult to date. Can you imagine the humble beginnings of this man. As a young person he wanted to change the world. I think with Tesla, PayPal, and his space company that he most definitely has done a fantastic job of doing so. I thought that since it inspired me so much that I would share his top ten rules for success!

  1. If others put in 40 hours then you should put in 80. Work like hell. Work every moment of the day.

  2. Have a high threshold for pain.

  3. Critical thinking. Analyze things which people believe to be truths. Don't assume things because of convention.

  4. Add value to society. It doesn't matter if its a game app or a motivational speech. Don't worry about changing the world. Worry about improving it.

  5. Don't be afraid to take a risk. You sometimes have to take a risk to make it in business.

  6. Attract great people. Make sure that you have great people on your project to share the load.

  7. Constantly seek criticism. Seek this from everyone. Always ask your friends to tell you what they think.

  8. Overcome critics.

  9. Don't follow the trend.

  10. Don't fear failure.

I hope that you enjoyed these as much as I did. I hope this makes you want to look at successful people in a new light. There is always so much to learn from them. Before I go I will share a quote by Elon Musk.

"I take the position that I'm always to some degree, wrong and the aspiration is to be less wrong" Elon Musk

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