Think about some entrepreneurs you know, people who have gone on to achieve great success in their lives and consider what it is that makes them go on and do so well. Many of them have done this against all odds and for many their desire to succeed has been borne out of necessity and desperation. I believe when someone is truly desperate, they will do anything to make things better and the strength of this determination blows any limiting factors or limiting beliefs out of the window.
They know what they want, they visualise themselves doing it. So they have the ‘What’ and they have to strive to make the ‘How’ happen. They do this by networking furiously; it is rare that a true entrepreneur will have a conversation with anyone without a purpose. They may not even be aware they are doing this, their natural curiosity to learn about people and that way learn what people want, is just inherent within every entrepreneur. So next time you feel like you’re being interrogated at a social gathering, just think to yourself “is this person just being nosey, or are they an entrepreneur thinking of their next venture?”
All entrepreneurs have a strong belief in their ability although many successful people have said they quite often had no idea what they were doing from one day to the next. Their inner belief is what drove them on to success, they knew that whatever hurdle they came across, they would not stop at it. Subconsciously they know that obstacles is what drives them and figuring out how to, and eventually getting around or over these is their main motivator. Their belief, conscious or otherwise is what drives them forward all the time.
All entrepreneurs have courage although they may not admit this to themselves or anyone else but they have this in abundance. They may present as confident but deep inside they are quaking with nerves and anticipation but at least they take action. That is what sets an entrepreneur above everyone else, they are always taking action. No long periods spent studying for them, they learn as much as they need to enable them to take the right action and they just go for it.
Every successful entrepreneur has ambition and determination although I would have to say that determination is the leading factor of the two here. Whilst they have ambition and lots of it and they know they want better for themselves and their families, just knowing is not enough. The determination, that steely drive they have that propels them to consistently make things happen is what separates an entrepreneur from your regular business person.
Every entrepreneur has patience and perseverance although entrepreneurs may have these in fewer quantities than other regular people. This is because their vision, coupled with their belief and determination is pushing them forward to their next goal all of the time. All entrepreneurs know however, that success is not overnight, they know it requires effort and they know they will make mistakes in the process. What they never do though is lie down and play victim when something doesn’t go according to plan. They seize that obstacle as a learning process for next time and use the learning from that to spur them on to their next challenge.