Elon Musk wasn’t the first person who thought of Hyperloop transportation. I had a lady present the concept to me over 25 years ago. Elon is just the first guy to really do something about it.
Elon wasn’t the first person to think of battery-powered automobiles. He was just the first to seriously do something about them.
And Elon certainly wasn’t the first person to think about base stations on the moon, or colonizing Mars. He’s just the guy doing it.
All this is not to say Elon isn’t a brilliant, amazing genius. Because he most certainly is that. But his ultimate genius is his practice of getting to work, being willing to fail, and passionately pursuing his ideas.
Which brings us to you…
You don’t have to be the first person to think about doing something astonishing. You just have to be the first to do it.
P.S. Be sure to read my last book Mad Genius, for a deeper dive into how we can all access our innate genius.