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

Elon Musk, Who doesn’t know him? Well, if you don’t, Elon Musk is the co-founder of world’s largest payment processing company PayPal, Tesla Motors, Solar City, ZIP2, and SpaceX.

He is one of the most brilliant entrepreneurs the world has ever seen. With a wealth of US$11.5 billion, Elon is the world’s 83rd richest, and 21 most powerful person.

Elon started his entrepreneurial journey when he was just 10. At the age of 12, he sold a self-made video game called “Blastar” to a magazine for $500. 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.

SpaceX, which was founded in 2012, got a $1.6Billion contract from NASA in 2008. Elon also released plans for fast transportation system called Hyperloop. All these simply suggests that he is bad-ass, and has a great mind at work.

Here are 20 Inspirational and motivational quotes from Elon Musk, that will motivate and teach you more about success than your college books ever did.


20 Inspirational and Motivational Elon Musk Quotes


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

Elon Musk Quotes

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

Elon Musk Quote on Persistence

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

Elon Musk Quote on Failure

Optimism, pessimism, f*ck that – we’re going to make it happen.

Elon Musk Quotes

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

Elon Musk Quotes

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 Quote on Future

Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.

Elon Musk Quote on Brands

Great companies are built on great products.

Elon Musk Quotes

Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.

Elon Musk Quote on Change

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

Elon Musk Quotes

As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies.

Elon Musk Quote on Hiring

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

Elon Musk Quote on Feedback

Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.

Elon Musk Quote on Entrepreneurship

People work better when they know what the goal is and why.

Elon Musk Quotes

I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.

Elon Musk Quotes

I think you should always bear in mind that entropy is not on your side.

Elon Musk Quotes

I think most of the important stuff on the Internet has been built.

Elon Musk Quotes

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 Quotes

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 Quotes

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

Elon Musk Quotes

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