If I had to choose one person it would have to be Elon Musk. Musk is the definition of a person who does not let what happened in the past restrain whatever he does in the future. All of musks companies such as ‘Space X’ and ‘Tesla’ were all so farfetched and unbelievable that everyone expected him to fail, yet he proved everyone wrong. Although Elon Musk’s accomplishments of the last decade have been extraordinary, he still pushes the limits of what our technology and thinking are capable of. He is never satisfied where he is today and always looks for ways to improve. For instance it the last year or so musk had announced a new company called ‘The boring company’ where his goal is to revolutionise the way we travel. He is doing all of this and he is a healthy 44 year old.
He is an ideal example of someone who is not restricted by yesterday’s thinking. His vision of making humanities future better gives him and his people such a sense of purpose that they are able to do impossible things and achieve them again and again. As musk has said many times; ‘there should be a reason you want to wake up in the morning’ and he isn’t just doing it for himself but is pushing civilisation forward and is simultaneously stimulating humanity to rethink what we can and can’t do.
He is not only a great optimist and a great mind but also is a great entrepreneur who constantly goes out of his comfort zone. He managed to go from a person who was looked down by and go to a staggering $20 billion net worth. I would be incredibly intrigued by his way of thinking and what enables him to achieve these feats and I would without a doubt apply them to my own life.
Furthermore, Elon Musk is a great example of a hard working individual. In Ashlee Vance’s biography on Elon Musk, he is quoted to be working ‘between 80 to 100 hours per week’. I think this is the main reason why he is so successful; he believes he can accomplish anything with just one main aspect, hard work! I would certainly be asking him on how I can apply this to my life and benefit from it.
To conclude, Elon musk is the only logical choice for me because he tries incredibly hard to reach his goals for the benefit of everyone and not just for his own personal gain. Everyone sees that he is attempting the impossible to make things happen that will benefit the whole of human kind. For Example, Elon musk saw that space exploration had not been expanded upon since 1972 and he decided that he would be the catalyst to spark space exploration as one of the fundamental focuses of the world. Quickly he started making advancements in space exploration and many other fields for not just himself but for everyone.