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"When something is important enough you do it even when the odds are not in your favor"

-Elon Musk

Motivational Story: Elon Musk

It’s very rare to witness a person who is literally changing the world. 
At 47 years young, Musk has already racked up a long string of victories.
Real life Tony Stark, Musk is an Innovator, disruptor, and game-changer. These words are synonymous with Elon Musk. How else can you refer to the man who founded Paypal, SpaceX, and Tesla? For Musk, another "day in the office" means launching a Tesla Roadster into orbit or completing his 50th SpaceX launch as he did yesterday. Many of us can learn from this real-life Iron Man, whether we’re hoping to be an innovative entrepreneur or employee.  As CEO of these companies, Musk has been quoted as saying that he won't be happy until we've escaped Earth and colonized Mars.
Between space rockets, electric cars, solar batteries, research into killer robots, and the billions he's made along the way, Musk is the real-life Tony Stark — which is why he no doubt served as an inspiration for the Iron Man films.
But it wasn't always easy for Musk. In high school, he had been beaten unconscious by school bullies.
"Where a lot of people would go to a great party and have a great time and drink and talk about all sorts of things like rugby or sport, you would find Elon had found the person's library and was going through their books," Musk's dad, electronics engineer Errol Musk, said he's "always been an introvert thinker.”
There you have it, while others would party and drink, Musk would be growing his knowledge and working towards his prosperous future.
Musk is the embodiment of a person who creates rather than complains.  Most people complain about traffic. Not Elon Musk. Instead of moaning about the problem, Musk searched for a solution. This resulted in The Boring Company, which seeks to decrease road congestion by creating a tunnel system. Building the future for yourself is the best way to achieve the outcomes you actually want. 
You don’t have to completely change the world to “do good.” But you should always try to provide real value. As Musk has said, “If you make something that has high value to people…and frankly, even if it’s something, if it’s like just a little game or some improvement in photo sharing or something, if it has a small amount of good for a large number of people, I think that’s fine. Stuff doesn’t need to change the world just to be good.” Look for a positive cause in the work you do. No matter how small, it will help you be more motivated.
No matter your goals are in life, adopting the habits and mindset of Elon Musk will help you get there. The extra effort you make today will have a big impact tomorrow.