Best Business Quotes from Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a risk-taker. He dreams. He innovates. He's intelligent. He's ambitious. He makes things happen in the faces of doubters and adversaries.

Elon has accomplished much. He sold his first video game at age 12. He co-founded Tesla Motors, PayPal. and SpaceX. He's the founder of The Boring Company. He's made several of Forbe's lists. He launches rockets.

Elon's journey was not all sunbeams and blast offs. He was fired while on his honeymoon, was ousted as CEO from his company Zip2, and almost died from malaria while traveling to Brazil and his hometown in Africa. But, he did not allow setbacks to set him back. He continued to dream, plan, throttle forward and accomplish. Businesses can learn much from his adventurous journey.

In celebration of Elon's 49th birthday, I want to share some of his wisdom so you can be inspired to make your business soar.

5 Elon Musk Quotes for Businesses:

1. Stay creative.

"The problem is that at a lot of big companies, the process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.” - Elon Musk

2. Listen to feedback.

“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.” - Elon Musk

3. Choose to be extraordinary.

"I think it's possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary." - Elon Musk

4. Your mindset matters.

“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” - Elon Musk

5. Know your why.

“People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working." -Elon Musk

There is inspiration all around us that can motivate us. At shopVOX, Elon Musk is one of our favorite innovators and inspires us with all of the risks he has taken and the success he continues to have. What is your favorite Elon Musk quote?