THE SECRET TO ALL GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS
You have the greatest wealth at your disposal my dear friend and I will show you with an example of how a man converted this wealth of time. Life is littered with how different individuals converted their time and this should be an invaluable lesson for you.
The people you adore, the celebrities we celebrate converted this wealth of time into a concrete and measurable form. The same goes for the countries that have been tagged ‘developed-nations.’
Here is an example of a man who was quick to recognize and harness the potential wealth of time. Though he had a rough childhood in South Africa, but he invested his time into learning how to code on computers, he read 10 hours per day and even runs out of the house to read in libraries. In so doing, he read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica.
“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.”
― Zig Ziglar
The investment of his time began to yield tremendous results for him and the world at large as he learnt how to build rockets from the books he read. He is the co-founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, and Solar City, and he is also the founder of SpaceX.
His astounding success has given rise to comparisons to the likes of Steve Jobs, Howard Hughes, Henry Ford, and Bill Gates. Amid an often difficult childhood, he developed a relentless work ethic. He is known to work as many as 80 to 100 hours per week with a tenacious single-minded vision.
His name is Elon Musk!
Elon Musk is the second entrepreneur from Silicon Valley (the first was James H. Clark) who managed to run three companies which exceed $ 1 billion – PayPal, Space X, and Tesla Motors. Musk is dedicated to space exploration and discovery of innovative technologies for alternative energy solutions. This has led to the development of Tesla’s electric cars and solar powered houses.
Musk play under different rules and he is very successful. His character is described by perseverance, critical thinking and a large dose of self-criticism. The combination of such a character and the many hours invested in his work (80-100 hours per week) and personal development has achieved impressive results.
To be continued Tomorrow, don’t miss it.
Excerpts from the book – No One Is Better Than You.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.