The question is “How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson?“. You can read Justine Musk’s (Elon’s ex-wife) answer here. Here’s my favourite part of the answer:

Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things.

And this:

Be obsessed.

If you’re not obsessed, then stop what you’re doing and find whatever does obsess you.

And this:

Follow your obsessions until a problem starts to emerge, a big meaty challenging problem that impacts as many people as possible, that you feel hellbent to solve or die trying. It might take years to find that problem, because you have to explore different bodies of knowledge, collect the dots and then connect and complete them.

And this:

Learn to handle a level of stress that would break most people.

The whole answer is gold. After reading the answer, a become curious about the Justine and do a quick googling. Here’s one that I’d recommend to give you more context on the matter: “I Was a Starter Wife”: Inside America’s Messiest Divorce written by Justine Musk herself.


To me, this Justine’s answer basically screams: what is your obsession, young man?

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