“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in you favor.” Elon Musk
What do you think people said to Elon Musk said he was going to found Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) a company that would focus on advancing the state of rocket technologies. Can’t be done? Why? What a waste of money! Probably.
What do you think people said when the SpaceX Dragon made history as the first commercial vehicle to berth with the ISS? Wow! Amazing! Unbelievable! Probably.
Today SpaceX is the largest private producer of rocket motors in the world. And SpaceX is only one of Musk’s enterprises. He’s also on the Tesla board of directors. He’s co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, the largest provider of solar power systems in the United States. He’s co-chairman of OpenAI, a not-for-profit artificial intelligence research company, to name a few.
How can one person be involved in so many forward thinking, innovative, humanity advancing projects? According to Elon Musk, “When something is important enough, you do it, even if the odds are not in your favor.”
You may not be interested in sending rockets to Mars, or helping establish electric cars as the norm, but your aspirations are equally important to you. You may not want to change the world, but you certainly can change your world and if what you want to do is important enough, you will.