That’s a quote from Elon Musk.
It’s a pretty agreeable idea, isn’t it?
Few of us would deliberately seek to take the set of actions that are most likely to make the future worse.
Yet that doesn’t mean we’re always taking the best set of actions that will make the future better, does it?
Elon Musk seeks to.
And it’s what he says next that’s just as important.
EXTREME bias for action
This clip is from Principle 9. EXTREME bias for action that I decoded from Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos—
You see this theme everywhere in Jeff and Elon’s businesses.
Whereas many people and companies get stuck overthinking things, Jeff and Elon are constantly seeking to remove the friction, and drive the set of actions that keeps them RAPIDLY moving forward.
In this clip from Elon you see the above quote and 2 more clips with the same structure such as this one—
“It’s important for us to take the set of actions that are most likely to continue consciousness into the future.” (one of my dominant drivers too)
As I talk about after Elon, you consistently see this theme from him.
He’s going after difficult goals that he DOESN’T know how to achieve.
So he’s constantly seeking the best set of actions that are most likely to create the better future he wants.
And then iterating
That’s the second part of Elon’s quote that is so valuable to keep in mind—
“And then re-evaluate those actions to make sure that it’s true.”
Meaning, even if you think you’re taking the actions that will make the future better, you want to constantly test and iterate.
Putting all this together in just this quote you can decode the core of Elon’s method:
- He’s constantly driving forward towards the goals that deeply matter to him
- He doesn’t know how to succeed, so he’s seeking the best set of actions that keep him advancing
- He’s constantly iterating these actions to determine what’s true, and most valuable in driving forward achieving the mission
Simple, isn’t it?
And INCREDIBLY powerful for driving forward achieving any and all of your goals too.
You can check out the program for rocketing to the top like Jeff and Elon here, or even just watch a ton of clips like these.