Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:46

Elon Musk shares 5 game-changing tips to success for young people

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Young individuals often struggle to recognise opportunities that may lead them to success and also make the world a better place.

However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk — the world's third richest person on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index — has revealed five key steps for the young generation to achieve success in their lives.

In a resurfaced episode of the "Lex Fridman Podcast", Musk shared advice for high schoolers and college students aiming to make a positive impact on the world.

Here are the five tips the billionaire thinks would help young people become successful.

Be useful

Musk's first tip for young people is to "try to be useful."

The tech billionaire told Fridman: "Do things that are useful to your fellow human beings, to the world. It's hard to be useful — very hard."

According to the owner of SpaceX, if someone is living a useful life, it's a "life worth having lived".

Give back to society

Musk believes that one should contribute more to the society than they consume from it.

"Try to have a positive net contribution to society," he told Fridman. "That's something to aim for."

Musk has "a lot of respect for someone who puts in an honest day's work."

Don't try to be a leader

One of the most important things, he told Fridman, was that young people should not to try to be leaders for the sake of it.

"A lot of the time, the people you want as leaders are the people who don't want to be leaders," he told Fridman.

Read and ingest information

Musk also said that he used to read the encyclopedia as a kid, and while he didn't advise young people to do the same, he emphasised the importance of reading and getting information.

"I would encourage people to read a lot of books," he said. "Try to ingest as much information as you can, and try to also develop a good general knowledge so you at least have a rough lay of the land of the knowledge landscape."

Talk to people

His final piece of advice was for young people to talk to others.

"Talk to people from different walks of life and different industries and professions and skills," he said, adding "learn as much as possible."

 

Geo News

April 19, 2024

Dangote Refinery announced disruptive price of N1,000 per litre of diesel. Here’s what made that…

S&P Global has revealed that the Dangote refinery's relaxed quality standards for diesel have resulted…
April 12, 2024

At cost totaling the 2024 budgets of the 36 states plus FCT, Lagos-Calabar project is…

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has…
April 20, 2024

Experts are worried students use AI to write papers

We may earn a commission from links on this page. Millions of students are using…
April 13, 2024

A new camera can undress people almost in real time—to send a message about AI

Nuca, a new deepfake camera, is an art project that shows how artificial intelligence can…
April 20, 2024

Gunmen strike again in Plateau, kill university student, 14 others

Tragedy struck in Plateau State on Thursday as armed assailants unleashed violence in two communities,…
April 20, 2024

What to know after Day 786 of Russia-Ukraine war

WESTERN PERSPECTIVE Ukraine downs Russian strategic bomber after airstrike kills eight, Kyiv says Ukraine shot…
April 15, 2024

Winning funding proposals written by generative AI: Should that matter to you?

Generative AI is getting better every day. We now have ChatGPT4, Claude 3, Gemini, Perplexity,…
April 10, 2024

Nigeria’s Super Falcons qualify for 2024 Olympics at South Africa’s expense

Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualified for the women’s football event of the 2024 Olympics…

NEWSSCROLL TEAM: 'Sina Kawonise: Publisher/Editor-in-Chief; Prof Wale Are Olaitan: Editorial Consultant; Femi Kawonise: Head, Production & Administration; Afolabi Ajibola: IT Manager;
Contact Us: [email protected] Tel/WhatsApp: +234 811 395 4049

Copyright © 2015 - 2024 NewsScroll. All rights reserved.