The world’s most pioneering entrepreneur, Elon Musk is no new name to us. Born in South Africa and later moved to the US, Musk created a name for himself as a part of the “PayPal Mafia” of the early 21st century before moving on to his newer ventures, primarily Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

Elon Musk has often stated that his goals and visions are beyond Earth. His popular missions are to¬†reduce global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reduce the “risk of human extinction” by “making life multi planetary”¬†by setting up a human colony on Mars.

But Elon Musk is an entrepreneur at heart, and therefore we he has a lot to teach us too, given the successes as well as failures that have come along with his entrepreneurial fame.

Here are some of his quotes that help give us some insight on what being an entrepreneur means:

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Don’t be afraid to take the jump.

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Everyone has the potential to be extraordinary. You just need to believe in yourself.

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Prioritize and work on them. However tough it might seem at first.

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Dream about your highest potential and look to achieve it. Find your passion and stick with it, however bumpy the road. Odds are, it’ll smoothen out along the way.

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The phrase “I give up” should not be part of an entrepreneur’s vocabulary.

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Don’t be afraid to try new things because of the impending doom of failure. Those who fail, end up learning better and creating better.

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Being an entrepreneur is a 24 hour job. You must constantly think about your product, ways to improve it and succeed. You need to have a one-track mind towards the eventual goal.

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Being a people-person is as important as being skilled at technical work. Personalities are very important while doing business with others and within the organization. Choose wisely, because bad personalities can bring the whole startup down.

 

So, there you go! Lesson’s from the master innovator himself. Now it’s time for the entrepreneur in you to implement these tips. Good luck!

 

 

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