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Elon Musk Life Purpose EXPLAINED

Finding Your Purpose in Existential Crisis

Anthony Galli
Oct 10, 2017 · 6 min read
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“We were running on fumes at that point. We had virtually no money… a fourth failure would have been absolutely game over. Done.” — Elon Musk

“I never thought I was someone who could be capable of a nervous breakdown. I felt this was the closest I’ve ever come. Because it seemed pretty, pretty dark.” — Elon Musk

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

When the going got tough, why did he choose to fight on instead of give up?

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“I think it’s important to have a future that is inspiring and appealing. There has to be reasons you get up in the morning and want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future?” — Elon Musk

“If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing.” — Elon Musk

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What’s your heaven and hell?

“I came to the conclusion that we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask. Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.” — Elon Musk

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“The problem is we think we have time.” — Buddha

“We are mistaken that technology automatically improves. It does not automatically improve. It only improves if a lot of people work to make it better. And actually by itself it will degrade.”

And then to achieve our vision faster we should, like Elon Musk, set ambitious deadlines.

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“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 morning and enjoy working.” — Elon Musk

“The idea of lying on a beach as my main thing just sounds like the worst. It sounds horrible to me. I would go bonkers. I would have to be on serious drugs. I’d be super-duper bored. I like high intensity.” — Elon Musk

In conclusion, Elon Musk’s purpose is about setting ambitious deadlines to speed faster toward his heaven.

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Anthony Galli

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American Essayist, Freethinker, Idea Adventurist | www.AnthonyGalli.com

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A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

Anthony Galli

Written by

American Essayist, Freethinker, Idea Adventurist | www.AnthonyGalli.com

Mission.org

A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org

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