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Why Entrepreneurs?

July 26, 2007

by Andy Snow

In our Entrepreneurship course, defining what an entrepreneur was rather difficult for me to wrap my arms around. In my current career, the company has been around for a little over 10 weeks. I term the founder as an entrepreneur and we have seen huge amounts of success within these past 10 weeks. Looking at my notes from the course, listening to our guest speakers, and from what I have observed within the current career, I have come up with 4 reasons how entrepreneurs succeed.

1) Desire – To succeed you have to have a massive desire to break out of the average ordinary. An entrepreneur’s desire for personal fulfillment and professional success is his number one key strength and that which will force him to start out in business in the first place. This desire to achieve will become a desire for success and this desire for success will be reflected throughout the business.

2) Positivity – Entrepreneurs have a positive mental attitude towards the job, their business and themselves; they are not restricted by disappointments and regrets and they look forward not backwards.

3) Commitment – To succeed you have to be committed to putting in the hard work necessary to build a business from the ground up. You have to commit to your beliefs and desires, you have to commit to your business idea and you have to commit to the employees within the company.

4) Persistence – When obstacles appear, when goal posts are moved and when ‘these things are sent to try us’ you have to persist with your ideas, persist with your hard work and keep focused on success. With patient and committed persistence the desired results will come.

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