This is not a post about failure or success.
It is a post about growth.
After Elon Musk’s third rocket nearly failed to start, the company was directed toward insolvency and the only thing that stopped that from happening was that the successful launch of their fourth rocket and a contingency arrangement with NASA.
If SpaceX had failed then, and if they didn’t have a chance to carry on, we would not be operating on sending a manned mission to Mars.
But there is something different that would have been missed much more: The degree of advancement SpaceX has provided us.
Elon Musk isn’t here to become the wealthiest man in the world. He is here to place every single penny and every ounce of energy to advancing humanity in a variety of ways.
Together with SpaceX, he wants to make people a multi-planetary species and make people land on Mars in twenty decades.
With Tesla, he wants humanity to not rely on fossil fuels for their energy needs.
These aren’t simple goals. They are very intricate.
But they’re complex not only because they have never been done before, but because most of the technology doesn’t even exist!
Sometimes even with all the resources available, we are not able to accomplish our goals, and this is Elon Musk who states,”I will assemble all of the technology needed to make it to the target.”
This is a truly noble pursuit.
What has Musk managed to accomplish?
Most importantly, Tesla was in a position to create an economical electric vehicle.
This is a vehicle that runs on power!
This means that while you pay a high when you purchase the car, the cost of gas is practically non-existent and you get paid back ten times over.
Not just that, they have nearly reached the point at which they are not making cars only for its wealthy; they’re progressing toward budget cars which can be bought by regular, working-class folks.
SpaceX has become the impossible. They’ve created rockets which are 1/3rd the price of ordinary rockets, and they’ve created reusable rockets- a rocket which goes up to the International Space Station, drops its payload, and comes back.
How ridiculous is that? Because of these removable rockets, the cost of space travel has shrunk.
Imagine if Elon Musk doesn’t achieve his goal?
Musk’s fearless goals are built to neglect from the return.
There are too many components in his strategies that may go completely wrong. And he must achieve these lofty goals with continuous pressure from his investors, and the public, and the government, along with the industries that know his inventions will consume at their profits.
All of this is combined with his tumultuous private life.
If Elon Musk does not reach his aim, it’s a large loss to humankind.
But there’s a silver lining: provided that he keeps going, he will keep progressing different aspects of the planet we take for granted.
The craziness of his ambition has directed him to accomplish so much, and nobody has seen such expansion.
Another example of crazy vision:
Facebook had the audacious objective of getting a billion people to utilize their website, and with that aim in your mind, they established a development team that caused many new inventions that eventually led to that goal.
With audacious ambition, we could all see explosive development. We can come up with innovations and strategies that have never been thought of before.
That is the reason it’s important to have great ambition. You have an end destination, so you still have a time period, and you continue until you reach that aim.
Elon Musk retains his intentions in his landscapes, literally…
From Ashlee Vance’s book, you get insight into Elon Musk’s mind:“At the front of his office, Elon includes two images on both sides of the doorway. On the other hand is a picture of mars in its current state. Dry, uninhabitable without a sign of life. The image on the right is that the Mars of the future. People having landed there, inhabiting the planet, made domes with plants growing and people living in them”
Mars of those current.
Elon Musk’s Mars:
Mars later on.
Even if Musk does not achieve his objectives, he’d have achieved in a couple of years what many companies take years to achieve.
If you want to accomplish significant growth, you then also need to aim highquality.
It doesn’t matter if you fail, your exalted goals will cause you to heights that you did not know were possible.
True accomplishment comes from true ambition.
Do not be afraid to aim high and shoot for the stars… sometimes literally.
Whose success story do you resonate with the most? Would you enjoy Elon Musk’s fantasy? Or do you believe that he shoots too high? What about your ambitions? What are some of your personal targets? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below!