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Principles Friday: "Always be Learning" by Elon Musk

February 17, 2023 Hadi Radwan Season 2 Episode 2
The First 100 | How Founders Acquired their First 100 Customers | Product-Market Fit
Principles Friday: "Always be Learning" by Elon Musk
Show Notes Transcript

Every Friday, I share with you one principle that has inspired me.

In this episode, I share with you one principle by Elon Musk: "Always be Learning."

In our daily life, we have to make multiple decisions daily. It becomes really hard when you don’t have any key points based on what you will make that particular decision. Our understanding of the world around us is largely shaped by the core principles we have accepted. Principles recognize what is true and help us apply truth to new or unknown situations. A good set of principles will enable us to make decisions quickly, even if our situation is completely new.

Principles Friday will help you share the principles of successful entrepreneurs, founders, and big thinkers.

Happy Friday everyone.

Welcome to Principles Friday, where I share one principle that can help you in your life and business.

Today we have on the show Elon Musk.

“Always be Learning”

What an under looked principle.

Elon Musk has often spoken about the importance of continuous learning and how it has helped him achieve success. In a 2017 interview with TED, Musk talked about how he believes in the principle of "always be learning" and how it has helped him to stay curious and motivated throughout his career.

According to Musk, the key to success is to never stop learning and to always be open to new ideas and experiences. He believes that it's important to keep an open mind and be willing to learn from anyone and everyone, regardless of their background or expertise. This mindset allows individuals to constantly improve and adapt to new challenges, which is essential for personal and professional growth.

Musk also emphasizes the importance of taking on difficult tasks and challenges, as this is often where the greatest learning opportunities can be found. By embracing a "growth mindset" and constantly seeking out new knowledge and experiences, individuals can continue to grow and develop throughout their lives.

Remember that when Elon Musk started SpaceX, he had no knowledge on how to build rockets. But he was willing to read and learn, as much as possible. And learning is ultimately one of the most important keys to success in life and in business. 

A lot of people never read a book after their graduation. This is a big mistake because the moment you stop reading or learning, you stay stagnant and soon, you will become obsolete. Musk is a bookworm and claims that he used to read about 500 pages a day.

When he was in school, he read for over ten hours a day, reading everything in his library and the entire Encyclopedia Britannica. Remember, leaders are readers. As Robin Sharma, puts it “Ordinary people have big TVs. Extraordinary people have big libraries.”

So, if you want to be successful and produce outstanding results in your life, equip yourself with knowledge. Make it a habit to read and turn on your commitment to consistent learning each and every day.

That concludes it for this Friday.

Remember: “Always be Learning”

Have a great weekend.