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Successful People and The Elon Musk Problem

The photo on the left is of Elon Musk, one of the most successful people in the world, looking cool. As well he might, as he is also one of the wealthiest person in the world—with an estimated net worth of $207.7 billion (as of October 2021)!

The photo on the right is of a (then) geeky, 27-year-old Elon Musk. That Elon lacked a social life compared to his brother and sister. They went to parties while he spent most of his time doing solitary activities, like reading and programming.

Elon Musk and Successful People

One of his college housemates said: “Elon was the most straight-laced dude you ever met. He never drank. He never did anything. Zero. Literally nothing.”

Elon himself said he worked 100 hours a week for more than 15 years.

The problem with success and successful people is, as Stefano Zorzi explains:

“We invariably look up to people once they have made it. Not before, or in the process of doing so.”

He goes on:

“Successful people are typically well-groomed, confident, charismatic — all carrying that aura of inevitability only hindsight can give.

People in the process of (trying to) become successful, on the contrary, are tired, overworked, underslept, insecure, worried about a million things and, frequently, certain that they are never going to make it.”

If YOU are feeling tired, overworked, insecure and certain that you are never going to make it, you can relax a little…


Love. Rich

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