Elon Musk is arguably one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our times – being involved with Paypal, Spacex, Tesla & Solar City.
Believing in the cause rather than the strategy to achieve that outcome.
You have to believe in why you want to do something. You have to believe in the cause so passionately that it does not matter whether you are going to succeed at it or not.
Willingness to bet it all. Willingness to die for it.
He has a very high tolerance for pain and he would go all in. He is relentless. He is willing to go all in and that is why his rate of success is very high. If that is the kind of conviction that you have for your startup, then you could see how you could be successful.
Hardcore work ethic.
He is famous for saying, ”If you work for 50 hours a week and I work 100 hours a week, I will do in 5 years what you will do in 10 years. So I will work 100 hours a week”.
Thirst for Knowledge and Reading.
He read a lot, went to the experts, sought out knowledge and that has always been a constant theme in his life.
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