“You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great
“You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great, and that’s what being a spacefaring civilization is all about”. “It’s about believing in the future and thinking that the future will be better than the past. And I can’t think of anything more exciting than going out there and being among the stars.” Elon Musk – International Astronautically Congress in 2017
Elon Musk is the founder of SpaceX, co-founder of Tesla, founder of Neuralink, co-founder of Solar City and co-founder of X.com which eventually became PayPal, and who now has a net worth of about $15 billion. In this successful story, who is Elon Musk? I think you know about him now. In this section, we talk about how Elon musk become a good entrepreneur.
After secondary school, he decided to leave his home and, without the support of his parents he wants go to the United States. When he was in college, he wanted to be involved in things that would change the world. I think that’s the point he wants to be a thinker and change world and decided to leave his home. He always says that he doesn’t want more money. He always wants to give new idea and things to the world. Musk was motivated by those thoughts. All successful entrepreneurs have inspired by someone. So Musk also has a person. Not only one person there are so many people inspired by musk. During a Q&A session at South by Southwest, Musk was asked, “Everyone in this room is inspired by you — who are you inspired by?” “Well, Kanye West, obviously,” Musk quickly replied. So Kane West is also known as an American rapper, singer, songwriter and fashion designer. Not only the person, but Elon Musk is also a book lover from his childhood. Books have always been important to Musk: inspiring him as a child, giving him heroes as a young adult, and helping him to learn rocket science while launching SpaceX. Those books that he reads give a motivation to him to become a good entrepreneur and innovate new things and give the fresh idea to the world and those books caused to start “Space X” company. Here are some books that he read and motivated him.
“The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien – This book shaped his vision for his future self.
‘Benjamin Franklin: An American Life’ by Walter Isaacson. In Franklin’s biography, “you can see how Franklin was an entrepreneur,” Musk says in an interview with Foundation. “He was an entrepreneur. He started from nothing. He was just a runaway kid.” In that same interview with Foundation, Musk says he learned a lot from another biography by Walter Isaacson: “Einstein.” As with “Franklin,” this books tells the story of a genius who transforms the world with his intelligence and ambition. Now you can clearly understand how Musk become a successful entrepreneur. In his interviews, he explains how books help him to think of new ways and change the world. That’s why I say that books are the main reason for Musk to become a successful entrepreneur.
Even before Musk became the world’s greatest supplier of spectacular explosions there are a lot of frailer in Elon Musk life and those frailer give him a motivation to start more companies and innovate new products that people have never thought. Before he managed to revolutionize every industry he touched, he got ousted as CEO of Zip2, the first company he created. Not long after that, he also was also forced to step down as CEO of PayPal. He was rejected twice by Russian generals when he tried to buy their derelict space rockets. SpaceX almost went bankrupt after first three of his rockets exploded at launch. Shortly after, Tesla Model S also began to have problems with spontaneous battery combustion. After all these frailer musk says that “A failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating.” That’s why I said that musk motivates more after a frailer. After every failer, he introduced a new thing or idea to the world.
“I will go if I can be assured that SpaceX would go on without me,” he said. “I’ve said I want to die on Mars, just not on impact.” “Life cannot just be about solving one miserable problem after another, that can’t be the only thing,” he says. “There need to be things that inspire you, that make you glad to wake up in the morning and be part of humanity.”
These statements show us that Musk has a good motivation. He motivates every day by his business and his work. And also musk has dreams. That dreams give him a good inspire to innovate new things and start a new product.