55 Elon Musk Quotes Will Inspire Your Success and Innovation

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Looking for Elon Musk Quotes? Elon Musk is one of the most brilliant entrepreneurs in the world with a wealth of US$11.5 billion.

His entrepreneurial journey started when he was a kid. He sold a self-made video game called “Blastar” to a magazine for $500 when he was a 10-year-old boy.

At the age of 24, He dropped out of Stanford to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations. In 1995, He founded a company called Zip2. Zip2 was later sold to Compaq Computer for $307 million.

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In 1999, Elon and Kimbal Musk used the money from their sale of Zip2 to found X.com, an online financial services/payments company. An X.com acquisition the following year led to the creation of PayPal as it is known today.

Musk founded his third company, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, in 2002 with the intention of building spacecraft for commercial space travel. He got a $1.6Billion contract from NASA in 2008.

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Here are Inspirational and motivational quotes from Elon Musk, that will motivate and gives you a lesson of success and innovation.

Elon Musk Quotes

1. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is a disaster.” – Elon Musk

2. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” – Elon Musk

3. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk

4. “You want to have a future where you’re expecting things to be better, not one where you’re expecting things to be worse.” – Elon Musk

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Elon musk quotes

5. “There’s a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.” – Elon Musk

6. “I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time-solving engineering and manufacturing problems.” – Elon Musk

7.Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” – Elon Musk

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Elon musk quotes

8. “It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.” – Elon Musk

9. “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.” – Elon Musk

10. “A brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.” – Elon Musk

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Elon musk quotes

11. “Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. … Hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.” – Elon Musk

12. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why.” – Elon Musk

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Elon musk quotes

13. “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.” – Elon Musk

14. “If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if you – the probable outcome is a failure.” – Elon Musk

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Elon musk quotes

15. “I think you should always bear in mind that entropy is not on your side.” – Elon Musk

16. “What makes innovative thinking happen?… I think it’s really a mindset. You have to decide.” – Elon Musk

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17. “Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.” – Elon Musk

18. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” – Elon Musk

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19. “I think most of the important stuff on the Internet has been built. There will be continued innovation, for sure, but the great problems of the Internet have essentially been solved.” – Elon Musk

20. “I’ve actually not read any books on time management.” – Elon Musk

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21. “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. This improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100-hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.” – Elon Musk

elon musk motivational quotes
Elon musk motivational quotes

22. “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies.” – Elon Musk

23. “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.” – Elon Musk

24. “Constantly think about how you could be doing things better and keep questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk

25. “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX… It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.” – Elon Musk

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26. “If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules.” – Elon Musk

27. “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

28. “You have to be pretty driven to make it happen. Otherwise, you will just make yourself miserable.” – Elon Musk

29. “Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.” – Elon Musk

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quotes by Elon musk

30. “Good ideas are always crazy until they’re not.” – Elon Musk

31. “Don’t confuse schooling with education. I didn’t go to Harvard but the people that work for me did.” – Elon Musk

32. “If something is important enough you should try, even if the probable outcome is a failure.” – Elon Musk

quotes by elon musk
quotes by Elon musk

33. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.” – Elon Musk

34. “Take risks now and do something bold. You won’t regret it.” – Elon Musk

35. “If you need inspiring words, don’t do it.” – Elon Musk

36.Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” – Elon Musk

37. “Your Will is the most accurate way to predict the future.” – Elon Musk

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Elon musk inspirational quotes

38. “The path to the CEO’s office should not be through the CFO’s office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design.” – Elon Musk

39. “Great companies are built on great products.” – Elon Musk

40. “I don’t think it’s a good idea to plan to sell a company.” – Elon Musk

elon musk motivational quotes
Elon musk motivational quotes

41. “If you’re a co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed… No task is too menial.” – Elon Musk

42. “There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future? If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing.” – Elon Musk

43. “Rockets are cool. There’s no getting around that.” – Elon Musk

44. “My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.” – Elon Musk

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quotes by Elon musk

45. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” – Elon Musk

46. “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” – Elon Musk

47. “Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.” – Elon Musk

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48. “I do think there is a lot of potentials if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.” – Elon Musk

49. “You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be… better.” – Elon Musk

50. “Life is too short for long-term grudges.” – Elon Musk

51. “It’s very important to like the people you work with, otherwise life [and] your job is gonna be quite miserable.” – Elon Musk

52. “A company is a group organized to create a product or service, and it is only as good as its people and how excited they are about creating. I do want to recognize a ton of super-talented people. I just happen to be the face of the companies.” – Elon Musk

53. “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

54. “I would just question things… It would infuriate my parents… That I wouldn’t just believe them when they said something ’cause I’d ask them why. And then I’d consider whether that response made sense given everything else I knew.” – Elon Musk

55. “I wouldn’t say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.” – Elon Musk

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