ELON MUSK QUOTES ON WORK

“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.”

“Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. This improves the odds of success.”

“Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.”

“I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?'”

“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.”

“You have to have a very compelling goal for the company. Ideally, that goal should appear almost ridiculously ambitious.”

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

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

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

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

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

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“Great companies are built on great products.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“A company is a group organized to create a product or service and then build a financial model that sustains it.”

“I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.”

“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.”

“In order to make the right decision, you have to understand something about technology and the nature of the technology.”