In a recent interview with Lex Fridman, Elon Musk gave advice for people who want to be successful.
These are the 5 key takeaways:
- Be useful. Produce more than you consume. A useful life is a good life.
- Study and use the tools of physics. They are the best mental models we have.
- Read a lot of books. Read many different subjects. You can learn online–you don't necessarily need to go to college.
- Try to find something that you're interested in, skilled in, and makes money.
- Talk to a wide range of people to understand different perspectives.
Here's the full video: