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Via Your TangoHe knows what he’s talking about.

Elon Musk is a man of many talents. You might recognize his name as the CEO and founder of SpaceX, Co-founder, CRO and product architect of Tesla Inc. and founder of a website that later took on the name PayPal.

Impressed yet? He has quite the resume, as you can imagine.

If you’re still unfamiliar with these three names here is a little bit of background:

Tesla Inc. looks toward alternative forms of energy to power various products. They are most notable for their plug-in electric cars.

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PayPal — a worldwide online payment system that supports the electronic transfer of money as an alternative to traditional paper exchanged such as cash and checks — has become a household name.

SpaceX is an American aerospace manufacturer who’s goal is ultimately to make the cost and reliability of access to space more accessible and to enable the colonization of Mars. (WOW.)

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Impressive right?

Elon Musk — Canadian-American business man, investor, engineer and inventor — was a member of President Donald Trump’s Economic Advisory Councils.

That is, up until today — when he quit after Donald Trump announced his intentions to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, which is an agreement within the United Nations dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finances.

Musk followed through with his previous warnings, stating that “Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.”

It is quite clear that Elon Musk is an intensely smart individual who genuinely cares about the United States and the future state of the world.

Maybe we could all use him on our own advisory councils, not just President Trump.

So if you want to gain some more inspiration and motivation from one of the most powerful, intelligent people in the world, here are 11 Elon Musk inspirational quotes ranging from business advice, to motivation, to taking risks, guaranteed get you moving.

1. On taking risks.

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

2. The perfect motivation.

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

3. On business.

If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion. — Elon Musk

4. On taking necessary risks.

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

5. On life.

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. — Elon Musk

6. On following your dreams.

Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell. — Elon Musk

7. On taking the first step.

The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur. — Elon Musk

8. On your goals.

People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the mornign and enjoy working. — Elon Musk

9. On innovating.

When somebody has a breakthrough innovation, it is rarely one little thing. Very rarely, it is one little thing. It’s usually a whole bunch of things that collectively amount to a huge innovation. — Elon Musk

10. On teamwork.

Talent is extremely important. It’s like a sports team, the team that has the best individual player will often win, but then there’s a multiplier from how those players work together and the strategy they employ. — Elon Musk

11. On bettering yourself.

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

 

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