Everybody wants to succeed in life. Some people believe that success comes from taking risks or chances .Others think that people succeed thanks to their talent. What are the ways to be successful?
Firstly, the most important thing to be a success is working hard. I agree with the words of the well-known scientist Thomas Elva Edison: “Genius is 1% of talent and 99% of perspiration”. The famous inventor, engineer, businessman, entrepreneur Elon Musk set a good example by working super hard. He works more than 100hours a week. He created such businesses as Pay Pal, Tesla Motors and Space X. Moreover, his company Space X became the first privately-funded company to launch the most advanced rocket in the world Falcon Heavy into the orbit with a Tesla Roadster toward Mars.
Another essential feature is to set goals and to achieve them. Besides, a person should be imaginative and creative in order to be competitive. Apart from this, one has to be persistent, ambitious and determined to make his dreams come true. As they say, “Success comes in cans, not in cant’s”. Elon Musk proved this. As Sir Richard Branson said: “Whatever skeptics have said can’t be done, Elon has gone out and made real. Remember in the 1990s, when we would call strangers and give them our credit-card numbers? Elon dreamed up a little thing called PayPal. His Tesla Motors and SolarCity companies are making a clean, renewable-energy future a reality…his SpaceX’s reopening space for exploration..” He’s also been working on Hyperloop, a high-speed, solar-powered transportation system, capable of transporting from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes. Now Elon Musk is planning to send people to Mars on board Starship by 2024. His goal is to change the world for a better place to live.
One more piece of advice from Elon Musk is to make a great product which must be better than any other one.
The path to success is always challenging. That’s why it’s necessary not to give up. It’s one of the keys to success of Elon Musk. In spite of the fact that Space X three rockets crashed, he didn’t give up, but continued working and as a result the fourth rocket was successfully launched. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” As Elon Musk said in one of his interviews. He advised to take risks and look for problem solvers.
My favorite Elon Musk’s advice is “You have to really love what you do. If you don't, life's too short". It’s really important to have a burning passion for what you do.
What every successful man and woman have in common is that they all read a lot. Bill Gates, Elon Musk have always been avid readers. For example, Elon Musk, aged nine, even turned to Encyclopedia Britannica when he’d run out of books. When he was a teenager, he read “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and it influenced him greatly. His favorite book was “Foundation” by Isaak Asimov. He enjoyed Walter Isaak’s biographies of Jobs and Franklin which he recommended to read to everybody. Bill Gates said:” I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.”