MUSK - Greatest human NFT of our time
Updated: Feb 18
These simple rules can turn an ordinary person into greatest of all time (GOAT).
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” - Benjamin Franklin
For quite a while now I have been fascinated by Elon Musk’s ability to accomplish incredibly difficult things and often at a ridiculously fast pace.
At one time his net wealth made him the richest person on earth.
Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Elon Musk is a pretty productive guy.
And, as someone who loves digging in to see what makes successful people tick, I recently started to wonder what are the habits, practices, and mindsets that drive Elon Musk’s ability to get things done.
These 20 rules are things that anybody can put into practice in their own lives. So let’s jump right into it.
1. Read, Read and Read
Reading helped Elon Musk gain knowledge in rocket science, which eventually helped him build SpaceX. You might be wondering why he has to do it. That how he builds his wealth instead of activities which wastes time.
“The difference between cheap dopamine and good dopamine is progress” - Dan Koe
I know it’s not easy to commit an hour every day, but you can start with reading books for 20 to 30 minutes a day. It could be fiction, non-fiction, magazine, newspaper, whatever you like.
Experimentation is the key to applying your reading and thoughts to real-world situations. You must put these ideas you’ve digested in your head into practice and bring them to life. Don’t worry about failing! Even if your experiment is a complete failure, you may still learn a lot from it.What’s fascinating is that Musk remains willing to lose it all.
3. Be fast
Everything he does is quick, according to Brogan. He pees quickly. Three seconds and out, just like a fire hose. He truly seems to be in a rush.
4. Batch your tasks
Unlike multitasking, switching between tasks does not cause you to lose your flow. Instead, you work together on the things that require a similar perspective. For instance, Musk handles all correspondence (emails, Slack, etc.) at once.
5. Set yourself impossible goals
“He says, ‘I need the impossible done by Friday at two P.M. Can you do it?’ Then, when you say yes, you are not working hard because he told you to. You’re working hard for yourself. It’s a distinction you can feel.
6. Stay optimistic
"I'd rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and correct," stated Elon Musk once. Being optimistic can help you, remain persistent, motivate your team and enjoy what you are doing.
7. Set stretch goals
Stretch goals are aims that sound unrealistic at first. Double anything you believe is possible! The urge to go further motivates you to develop the abilities required to get there.
8. Share your goals
Everyone feels interested in the outcome when you reveal your goals. Your family will provide better support, your co-workers will work harder, and your audience will trust you more.
9. Start with critical work
Prioritize tasks that: Unblock your time, unblock others' time, Make a visible impact. For many that could be going through your email and setting tasks in motion. For me, it's streamlining my calendar and reviewing my emails.
10. Communicate in a way that works for you
Musk prefers email because he is good at it. If you're more persuasive in person, then push for that instead and Communicating in a way that works for you is crucial to getting your point across.
11. Eliminate acronyms
Acronyms are supposed to save time and help you work faster. But more often than not, they can lead to misunderstandings. So if it's not a well-recognized acronym, just drop it like it's hot!
12. Seek negative feedback
Choose a conflict and have a third person deconstruct it for you. Inquire of them what you did incorrectly and how you might improve. In the long run, it may be highly beneficial even though it first hurts.
13. Shower every day
Musk was probably joking but if you look good, you'll feel good. Showering first every morning: Fills you with energy Makes you more alert Boosts your confidence.
14. Think outside the box
Good ideas are always crazy until they’re not.
15. Market your ideas - Sales
The brightest minds of my generation are pondering how to get viewers to click on adverts.
16. Strive for progress - Change the rules
If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules. Guidelines are built to help you work better. If they are inhibiting progress or are evidently wrong, then just ignore them. Choose your common sense, and make sure the guidelines get changed.
17. Search for meaning - First Principle Thinking
There needs to be a reason for a grade. I’d rather play video games, write software, and read books than try and get an A if there’s no point in getting an A. If you told him that you made a particular choice because ‘it was the standard way things had always been done,’ he’d kick you out of a meeting fast.
18. Ask good questions
Finding the right questions to ask is one of the very difficult things, he points out. Once you understand the question, the solution is rather simple. I came to the conclusion that, in order to better comprehend what questions to ask, we should aim to broaden the breadth and size of human awareness. The young Musk then developed his incredibly rational goal statement. The most rational course of action is to work toward greater global understanding.
19. Be stubborn
One thing that Musk holds in the highest regard is to resolve, and he respects people who continue on after being told no.
20. Suffering is good
Musk finds it upsetting that his children won't experience the same hardships as he did. He believes that going through pain helped shape who he is and given him more stamina and willpower. He stated, "They could have some challenges at school, but schools today are very protective. "You are sent home if you call someone a name. When I was in school, it was considered irrelevant if you were hit and there was no blood. "Shrug it off. It was alright even if there was a tiny amount of blood. What will I do? engender unnatural adversity? How do you go about that? Limiting their video game time is my biggest challenge since they want to play all the time. They must read more books than play video games, according to the guideline. They cannot also engage in absolutely pointless video game play.
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