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Elon Musk quotes for the futuristic entrepreneur

There’s no doubt that the cutting edge businessman continually has his eye on tomorrow. Are these Elon Musk quotes actually a glimpse into the not too distant future?

Tech guru and titan of things to come, Elon Musk has his hands in a lot of disruptive markets. From space exploration, driverless cars, to even AI in the human brain, he’s a force to be reckoned with.

What’s next, time travel?

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Elon Musk quotes for tomorrow’s success

Keep it up

Pursuing a dream can be daunting. However, staying motivated is key.

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

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”

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Spacing out

Although The Jetsons no longer runs, they could be the standard of the future.

“What I’m trying to do is to make a significant difference in space flight and help make space flight accessible to almost anyone.”

“I Would Like to Die on Mars. Just Not on Impact.”

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On innovation

Although it can be hard to think outside of the box, it obviously has its merits.

“Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence.”

“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.”

“Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.”

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Risky business

Why are we so afraid to take a chance on ourselves?

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

“Something that can be helpful is fatalism, to some degree. If you just accept the probabilities, then that diminishes fear.”

“I don’t ever give up. I mean, I’d have to be dead or completely incapacitated.”

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The cold hard truth

We know that being an entrepreneur is tough. However, is it that bad?

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

“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.”

“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.”

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