The gift of having resolve – the talent of developing resolve – is a gift I would love to give my kids.
Luck plays a larger role than most of us would like…
But there are a few simple ways to increase your luck, as they say:
Go to the right school. Keep the right friends. Live in the right city. Develop the right talent-stack.
Simply sticking around is one of my favorites.
Understand: Refusing to be told no can be a superpower.
To my great surprise, Musk cut me off after a couple of minutes and simply said, “Okay.” One thing that Musk holds in the highest regard is resolve, and he respects people who continue on after being told no. Dozens of other journalists had asked him to help with a book before, but I’d been the only annoying asshole who continued on after Musk’s initial rejection, and he seemed to like that.
-Ashley Vance, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Amazon)