Advice from Elon Musk to entrepreneurs (or anyone for anything – learning to test, program, build a company) on increasing the odds for success:
- Focus on something that will have high value to someone else and be rigorous in making that assessment. No wishful thinking.
- Being tenacious
- Work like hell. If you can work 80-100/weeks every week, you’ll leapfrog the person who’s only putting 40 hours/week.
None of these are particularly easy steps, especially if you’ve got any type of commitments. For those of us interested in being success it does help mentally prepare us for the work ahead.