35 Elon Musk Motivational Quotes Will Inspire You

Elon Musk Quotes
Elon Musk Quotes

Success Quotes

You should take the approach that you’re wrong. Your goal is to be less wrong.

You get paid in direct proportion to the difficulty of problems you solve.

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.

It is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.

Constantly seek criticism. A well thought out critique of whatever you’re doing is as valuable as gold.

If you need inspiration, don't do it.

Constantly think about how you could be doing things better.

Every person in your company is a vector. Your progress is determined by the sum of all vectors.

Stop being patient and start asking yourself, how do I accomplish my 10-year plan in 6 months? You will probably fail but you will be a lot further ahead of the person who simply accepted it was going to take 10 years.

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Quotes on education

Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.

Don't confuse schooling with education. I didn't go to Harvard but the people that work for me did.

I was raised by books. Books, and then my parents.

Education is basically downloading data and algorithms into your brain.

Quotes about future

I'm not trying to be anyone's savior. I'm just trying to think about the future and not be sad.

Life needs to be more than just solving problems every day. You need to wake up and be excited about the future.

If you're not concerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea.

I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness, to make sure it continues into the future.

Quotes for students

The first step is to establish that something is possible then probability will occur.

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

One of the really tough things is figuring out what questions to ask. Once you figure out the question, then the answer is relatively easy.

When I was a little kid, I was really scared of the dark. But then I came to understand, dark just means the absence of photons in the visible wavelength--400 to 700 nanometers. Then I thought, well, it's really silly to be afraid of a lack of photons. Then I wasn't afraid of the dark anymore after that.

I could go and buy one of the islands in the Bahamas and turn it into my personal fiefdom, but I am much more interested in trying to build and create a new company.

If you buy a ticket to hell, it isn't fair to blame hell.

Science is discovering the essential truths about what exists in the Universe, engineering is about creating things that never existed.

If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules.

Working hard to make useful products and services for your fellow humans is deeply morally good.

Quotes on investing

I mean, I think that if people are concerned about volatility, they should definitely not buy our stock. I’m not here [on an earnings call] to convince you to buy [Tesla] stock. Do not buy it if volatility is scary. There you go.

Buy and hold stock in companies where you love the product roadmap, sell where you don’t.

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour.

Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.

One of the biggest mistakes we made was trying to automate things that are super easy for a person to do, but super hard for a robot to do.

My children didn't choose to be born, I chose to have children. They owe me nothing, I owe them everything.

If you punish people too much for failure, then they will respond accordingly and the innovation you will get will be very incrementalist. Nobody's going to try anything bold for fear of getting fired or punished in some way. The risk/reward must be balanced, in favor of making bold moves.

At SpaceX, we specialize in converting things from impossible to late.

Possessions weigh you down.


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