I firmly believe that anyone can be successful and anyone can be a successful entrepreneur, but just as in sport, there will be certain traits that makes success slightly easier, for example height in basketball. In this post, I will list 5 of these traits that I believe will give you the edge over other budding young entrepreneurs.
I think ambition is one of the most important traits of an entrepreneur. The road to success is littered with many obstacles, and on many occassions it will be so tempting to just turn back and give up, and this is where the strength of your ambitions come in. If your not ambitious enough and you don’t want success enough, when the going gets tough, it’s extremely easy to persuade ourselves that we don’t really what we are striving for, and it’s perfectly okay to quit.
The fact is, not all of our ideas and projects will succeed, it could be due to mistakes we make, or perhaps we are just unlucky. A good entrepreneur will brush it off, learn from their mistakes and then go at it again with the same intensity.
Good things take time, just think about growing a plant. You plant the seed, and then it grows slowly, it doesn’t happen overnight. It only takes a few days of neglect to undo weeks of care and nourishment. So a successful entrepreneurs knows how-to commit to something and keep doing it, no mater what.
Some of the best start-ups on the internet these days are from original ideas. Sure you can always plow through an existing market, but usually it is much easier and perhaps profitable finding your own. Young people are usually more creative than their older counter-parts (They haven’t been conditioned by society to NOT think and just DO, ie. Bosses).
As with persistence, a successful entrepreneur has to have patience. Not all ideas will become a success overnight, if you don’t have patience, you might accidentally give up on a great idea, just inches away from success, and you will never know! Being young, it’s especially hard, because we will have our peers and adults constantly bombarding us with negativity, your too young, you don’t know what your doing etc etc.
Having said that, sometimes you gotta know when an idea actually leads to a dead-end and when to quit as well, I guess that’s just another trait that an entrepreneur will have.
I hope you enjoyed this post, if you have any of the above traits, then you might well be on your way to success!
Please comment if you think there are other traits that helps one become a success entrepreneur!
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