In a surprising turn of events, local dudebro, Bill Richardson was flabbergasted to discover he still hasn’t become as wealthy as Elon Musk despite following his morning routine to the precision.
After reading countless articles and watching three YouTube videos explaining how Elon Musk’s path to wealth is paved through his morning routine, Richardson decided to revamp his morning routine from scratch. The 23-year-old self-help junkie said, “I embarked on this journey by fixing my sleep first. I started going to bed at 1:00 at night instead of 4:00 in the morning and getting up at 7:00 instead of 10:30.”
Richardson would kick off the morning with a cup of coffee followed by a shower, the same ritual that allows Elon Musk to prepare to face grueling, long workdays.
The self-proclaimed Twitter native also tried mimicking Elon Musk’s Twitter usage by dramatically increasing the time spent on the app, tweeting stolen memes and shitposts, picking up random fights, blocking tweeple on a whim, changing his profile to the Doge logo, and just being an erratic person, in general.
Richardson asserted, “I am a stern non-believer of the get-rich-quick philosophy, so I followed the routine meticulously for 21 days, the time it takes to establish a new habit according to science. In spite of the perseverance and bending the willpower to my will, my bank account didn’t notice the momentous growth I was expecting.”
However, according to experts, the 21-day habit theory is hogwash and largely peddled by self-help grifters to make people set unrealistic goals that are doomed to hit face first on day 22.
Maybe the key missing ingredients from Richardson’s experiment were not owning multiple billion-dollar companies and not coming from money.
Richardson decided to share his rude awakening in the following Twitter thread:
- “Success isn’t final and failure isn’t fatal.” I followed Elon Musk’s morning routine for 21 days to see if I get rich, and I didn’t. But the process taught me five valuable life lessons. Unroll ‘em in the thread! 🧵
- Don’t give up! Great things take time. You may stumble, fall, or even fail miserably. But your failure doesn’t define you. Remember, “Why do we fall, Bruce? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.”
- Cultivate a growth mindset. Failure will humble you if you let it. The key is to learn lessons from your failures and not repeat them in the future.
- Build resilience. Life will give you its fair share of failures, trials, and tribulations. Rather than getting saddled by them, you move against the resistance. That’s how real growth happens.
- Never give in to fear. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run, it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”
- Take a break. Failure may make you feel crappy about yourself, and that’s a valid reaction. It’s perfectly fine to take a break and get a new perspective on life. A well-rested mind is an effective one.
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Despite his failure to amass massive wealth, Richardson remains optimistic. He is planning to launch his career as a self-help speaker and a growth consultant to startups and Web3/crypto companies. He’s also working on his first book that delves into productivity secrets of successful people whilst hoping a renowned publisher would pick it up. He is also open to podcast appearances.
And even if everything fails, he is confident about getting an invitation as a speaker at a TEDx conference at his local gym.
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