I know it's nearly heretical to criticize anything Elon Musk does. He is, after all, America's real-life Tony Stark. He's going to colonize Mars, save Puerto Rico, free us from dependence on fossil fuels, redefine high-speed  transportation, and ensure human beings can survive in the age of artificial intelligence.

Musk is, to be sure, changing the definition of what it means to be a high-profile CEO. If you have a platform, you're everywhere. All at once. Solving every problem. And if Elon Musk were able to solve every single major problem he talks about, the world would undoubtedly be a better place. Given the approach American political leadership has taken to the aftermath of the devastation in Puerto Rico, Musk provided a rare a glimmer of hope when he talked about rebuilding the destroyed electrical grid using solar power--though some have argued that his comments in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria may serve as a distraction from the enormous challenges the island faces.

However, Musk may be spreading himself too thin. Tesla recently posted disappointing production numbers, having built just 260 of the carmaker's new Model 3 due to what Musk called "production bottlenecks." The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the production team has been forced to make some Model 3 parts by hand--a claim the company refuted.

What isn't up for debate is that Tesla is behind on their Model 3 production, has never posted a profit, and is heavily dependent on government subsidies.

Before he can save the world, Elon Musk may need to focus on helping Tesla realize its potential. Despite having a market cap that exceeds Ford Motor Company, an unprofitable company struggling with production and requiring government aid can only survive for so long--which is unfortunate, because creating a company that produces affordable, attractive, zero-emission cars is a critical step to saving the world from a bleak environmental future. It's undoubtedly why he started with Tesla before he moved on to space travel and hard-wiring the human brain.

This isn't an article suggesting CEOs (or celebrities and athletes) shouldn't speak out on important issues, including politically related topics. They should. And it's absolutely commendable that Elon Musk wants to save the world.

But even if he is Iron Man, he is not Superman:

He can't create more time by reversing the rotation of the earth the way Clark Kent's alter-ego did.

Elon Musk has as many hours in the day as the rest of us do, and right now it sounds like his car company needs him to spend more of those hours focused on making sure it achieves its goal of revolutionizing the automotive industry.