In 1995, Elon Musk was passed over for a job at Netscape. A year later, he was ousted from his position as CEO of Zip2, a company he co-founded. In 2000, he was ousted from PayPal while on his honeymoon, and in 2006 the first SpaceX rocket exploded. It wouldn’t be the last. The following year a second rocket exploded, and in 2008 a third explosion occurred, this time with NASA satellites on board. After this disaster, both SpaceX and Tesla were staring bankruptcy in the face, and the easiest option for Musk probably would have been to throw in the towel and give up.
Instead, he did what the best entrepreneurs always do: he overcame that long list of failures and persisted.
To emulate this drive and persistence in your own efforts,
follow these steps.