Published by Calvino Miguel
CEO & Editor of SuccessField, CMO of ipaster
2 years ago
Nowadays everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. It sounds and feels cool to say, “I’m founder and CEO of a startup.” Most of us just look at entrepreneurship in a very naive way. We only see what is being displayed in the spotlight of an entrepreneur. Superficial appearances like prosperity, fortune and fame often make us forget to look what’s really going on behind the curtains. Would you still want to enter the path of the entrepreneur if you knew what it takes to be one?
Entrepreneurs are the ones who see great possibilities in everything, the ones who want to change the world. But to change the world you’ve to get the people acknowledge you and your idea. While seeking the breakthrough, you will experience rejection and mockery. Even your friends and family will turn against you and you will start questioning yourself. A full-blooded entrepreneur doesn’t care about the opinion of others. Don’t get me wrong, an entrepreneur is not someone who doesn’t care about anyone and thinks he knows it all. He just doesn’t let the opinion of others become his reality. Study and think about what others tell you, but don’t let them stop you reaching your goal.
How do you deal with tough times? Do you still expect to be successful when you are cashless and a debt pile is waiting for you, your family and friends turn their backs to you, the whole world dub you and your idea as crazy, have children at home and nobody wants to bother with your behind? You’ve got to be crazy and have an unbreakable will of iron, if you are able to take all the hard knocks of negative feedback, and still be able to go through hell and pain. As Steve Jobs said, “only the ones who are crazy enough to think, that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” No matter in what situation they find themselves, entrepreneurs never doubt their dreams and always expect to reach their goals, even in the worst case scenario.
They firmly believe there is a solution to every problem. There is something interesting in them and that is the way they look for solutions. They ignore all statistics and previous experience of people who have tried it before and just do it. Entrepreneurs know that there isn’t nothing that can substitute experience. It’s good to know but it’s better to act and do, because the purpose of knowing is to put the knowledge in action. So instead of visiting courses, they learn by failing countless times. For them it’s not over until they win.
Being an entrepreneur it’s not about making tons of money but it’s about standing and living for a conviction no matter what. Everyone has what it takes, but to be successful it will take all you have. Entrepreneurship is a rough lifestyle, do you think you can master it?