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8 Lessons I Learned From Elon Musk



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  • Published On: 2021-10-30 01:30:13
  • Video Published/Author: Ali Abdaal
  • Video Duration: 00:15:19
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In this video, we’re going over 8 life lessons I learned from Elon Musk. Some are related to productivity, and others are about living a good life in general. If you’re interested in learning more about Elon, his biography by Ashley Vance is a pretty good read.

ALSO, this video is sponsored by CuriosityStream but is in support of #teamseas. All sponsorship revenue from this video is being donated to TeamSeas so that we can help clean up the seas and oceans around the world. Enjoy xx

TIMESTAMPS
00:00 Introduction
00:24 Success doesn’t automatically improve your life
02:34 Showers are the best thing ever
05:13 Reading is the best thing ever
06:33 Have a clear vision
08:32 The micro-scheduling method
09:33 Habits can change
11:23 Set stretch goals
13:32 Focus on what’s important

Resources Mentioned in the Video
https://a16z-live.simplecast.com/episodes/elon-musk-vlad-tenev-good-time-clubhouse
https://waitbutwhy.com/2013/11/life-is-picture-but-you-live-in-pixel.html
– Elon’s biography by Ashley Vance – https://geni.us/trv0JGA

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19 comments
  1. I am 25 and I want to model my life on this guy. I won't be him, I would be close to him. So that at Musk's age i.e. 50, I can look behind and say – yeah I had a plan, had work ethics and zeal to accomplish stuffs.

  2. Elon being mad that he wanted a car to go from LA to NY, the engineers thinking they might get to Vegas, and getting twice as far reminds me of a bit of internet history. When the internet was being conceived it was dreamed up as an intergalactic network. What we got was a planetary network that has never gone down (in its entirety) since it was "switched on" and has been working for like 50 yrs. We take for granted what a monumental achievement that was. The big idea was : give engineers goals beyond what they believe is possible and they will build something less than what you dreamed but still far greater than what they would have built with a lesser vision.

  3. I think everyone has a vision of life , nothing is just never random. Your always aligned a path and we arent just fully aware or what it is but its there, i always come back to the sense of helping people and showing people how to love eachother and being kind. Feels safe for me idk how to explain the last part.

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