2 Things That Make Elon Musk Successful – Revealed By His Friend

Everything he touches turns to gold. Yes, I am speaking about Elon Musk. He is incredibly good at so many things. We don’t know why he is good at everything he tries? To know that, you have to read this article completely.

Recently, Elon Musk’s first wife and former college roommate revealed why and how Elon Musk is a successful entrepreneur. They said that his focus and intensity is what makes him stand out.

As we all know Elon Musk is not like us, he is a different person. He came with an idea to build tunnels underneath city streets to solve traffic issues. This idea sparked when he got stuck in traffic. Believe, he works 120 hours a week to ensure that production goals are met.

Musk is Incredibly Intelligent

Musk is Incredibly Intelligent

Now, he is working on colonizing Mars with his troops. Generally, people use technology to explore things in space. But Elon Musk creates technology to explore things. It’s not an easy thing to develop an electric vehicle industry from scratch. For Elon Musk, it might be easy.

There are incredibly intelligent people all over the world. But all those people are not as successful as Elon Musk. Farooq is a former roommate of Elon Musk who admires Elon Musk just like us. During his college days, Musk brings intense focus to the task at hand.

Would you believe this? Elon once dated his first wife Justine Musk during college days. She scored 97 on an exam and showed the score to Musk. Do you know what Musk did? Musk met the professor and persuaded to get a test score of 100 and he succeeded. Musk is that competitive.

Focus and Determination: The 2 Things

Focus and Determination: The 2 Things

“It shall be mine”, Musk’s most uttered dialogue.

He spent 24 hours of his 47th birthday fixing malfunctioning robots in his factory. That’s the kind of determination one should have. In the third quarter of 2018, he churned out 50,000 cars. The beauty is, the next year he made 1,00,000 cars in the 3rd quarter.

One thing we can learn from this Musk’s story. If you focus on one task from start to finish without any deviation, you will surely outsmart anyone who competes against you. Focus and determination, that’s the key so many people are struggling to find.

‘NO’ – Musk Hates That Word

He is a person who won’t accept a no. Though he heard that 2 letter word so many times, it seems to stop Elon Musk is impossible. He believes in one thing” You can achieve anything if you hear the word ‘no’ often.

‘NO’ - Musk Hates That Word

Some investment experts and stock analysts predicted that Tesla cars won’t be profitable for Elon Musk. Tesla is profitable in some quarters and we can see a humongous growth approaching Tesla. Experts criticized Tesla’s business model and termed it as “a hot mess”.


Though he proved that the comments and criticism mattered to him, that didn’t slow him down. Everybody wants to keep naysayers at bay and I don’t deny the fact that I want to. Sometimes their advice helps us to avoid pitfalls. Most of the times, it does harm more than good.

Elon Musk is an expert in dealing naysayers. His focus and determination coupled with the ability to learn things deeply set him apart. Something we should learn Elon Musk who is one of the world’s richest entrepreneur.

Disclaimer: This information is covered based on the latest research and development available. However, it may not fully reflect all current aspects of the subject matter.

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