Do you have any entrepreneurial aspirations that you are holding back from? It’s easy to look at successful entrepreneurs and believe they got to where they by pure luck and viral status YouTube. To be an entrepreneur and achieve success, let’s look at what it takes the best of them to get there.
Lets take a look at the definition of entrepreneur just to make sure we are all on the same page.
Entrepreneur: a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
While the status of being a business owner is often glamorized, this definition doesn’t leave out the struggle that comes with starting a venture from the ground up. Remembering that risk is involved with entrepreneurship is integral to keep you going during those tough times. The truth is, risk and some dose of suffering isn’t optional on the route to entrepreneurship.
Author, John Brubaker mentions this note on suffering in entrepreneurship.
“…make no mistake about it, to get from where you are to where you want to be you’re going to have to suffer. To get what you’ve never gotten before you must do what you’ve never done before. And doing what you’ve never done before often is somewhere between uncomfortable and downright painful.”
To be an entrepreneurs, and truly carry out your business vision, you must have the perseverance and courage to push through the short-term pain while understanding the long-term gain. It may feel like an emotional rollercoaster with the option to either quit or push through. The climb to the top is too easily plagued with adversity, stress, and a sense of doubt. Most successful entrepreneurs had to experience suffering. Bill Gates is a great example of a man who had to build a sense of personal wisdom and competence to push through to become the former chief executive of the largest personal-computer software, Microsoft.
Embracing the risk and trials in store will only make you stronger. By understanding this hard truth behind entrepreneurship, you will be ready to accomplish what you have always wanted. Don’t be afraid to take a chance and go after your goals. It doesn’t take luck to be an entrepreneur; it takes the guts to go after it.