Imagine that you’re a girl invited to the birthday party of a boy you’ve never met before. As soon as he lays eyes on you, he walks up and the first words out of his mouth are, “I think a lot about electric cars. Do you think about electric cars?”
Take a high school geek obsessed with rockets, solar power and colonizing other planets, brought up in a family and country where risk and adventure was a way of life, and you have Elon Musk – the ultimate nerd and adventurer. He’s Steve Jobs, Sheldon Cooper and Tony Stark, all rolled into one.
Elon Musk’s Early Life
An awkward bookworm and know-it-all as a child, Musk spent a miserable, friendless childhood being bullied in school and having the joy sucked out of his life by an unhappy father, at home.
Those were the immortal words that Neil Armstrong spoke when he landed the lunar module on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC.
I was born in 1970, into a world where humans had already landed on the moon. So I never saw the moon landing till years later, when they replayed parts of it on television and I was old enough to understand what it meant.
Then, I watched the movie, First Man, in which Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong. This Steven Spielberg-produced movie spans eight years from Armstrong’s early work as a naval aviator and test pilot leading up to the historic Apollo 11 mission.
As a sci-fi junkie and movie buff, I loved the movie, and there were a few things that became apparent as it played.
This is, by far, my favourite version of Earl Nightingale’s seminal work, The Strangest Secret, that all the success gurus, including my mentor, Vick Strizheus, recommend in creating a success mindset.
This version is read by Mike Koenigs and I love it because the lyrics have a kind of subliminal effect on your mind as you watch it. Bookmark this page and come back to it twice a day to watch this video and impress these transformative words on your mind.
And watch my success quotes video, which has some of the most mind-bending quotes from teachers like Earl Nightingale, George Bernard Shaw, Gautam Buddha and Abraham.