If you don’t know this already, Elon Musk has been known to sleep at his factory from time to time. Here are some quotes he gave back in April of 2020 when he was trying to meet a deadline:
“Absolutely, of course. Yeah, I’m sleeping on the factory floor, not because I think that’s a fun place to sleep. You know. Terrible,” he said.
“Sleeping on the factory floor, doing — why are you doing that?” King asked.
“Because I don’t have time to go home and shower,” Musk responded.
“I don’t believe like people should be experiencing hardship while the CEO is, like, off on vacation,” Musk told King.
So what does all of this even mean?
To some people, they might interpret it as “If Musk is doing it, I should too.” Those are the “hustle porn” culture people who don’t truly understand his motives.
Here’s why Musk sleeps in his office.
He does it because he feels that’s what he needs to do to get what he needs to get done.
Musk isn’t implying he needs to sleep in his factory every single day.
Musk doesn’t think that far ahead.
Musk thinks about the task as hand.
And if sleeping in his office will make things more efficient to get the task done, that’s exactly what he’s going to do.
I don’t necessarily agree with everything that Elon Musk does (and he sure as hell wouldn’t agree with everything I do), but one thing I know he does (and that all successful people do), is do what needs to be done to get where he needs to go.
Do you think he’s consulting with people and worrying about what everyone else thinks of his actions? Nope.
He’s laser focused on the task at hand and he’s doing it the way HE knows how, not anyone else.
That’s what makes a person successful.
Figuring out their own process and leaning into that once it’s set.
There’s a reason there’s only one Elon Musk but there’s also a reason there’s only one you.
What are you going to do?