7. Plan For Success, But Prepare To Fail

There’s no crystal ball for success. Even Musk couldn’t predict how Tesla Motors would turn out. But as he explained: “If something is important enough you should try even if the probable outcome is failure.” If you care about something, you should put every effort into following your dreams. At the same time, be ready in case it doesn’t work out. It’s easier to recover from a failure if you already have a backup plan.