Today I want to write sort of like stream of consciousness about what makes an successful entrepreneur or what makes a entrepreneur period and is it worth becoming one? Why do some people become entrepreneurs?
Well let’s take a look at the question is worth becoming entrepreneur?
This may depend on varying personal world view and personal value system, but one must understand that in order to really get ahead in life or accumulate not just good income but wealth, then one must understand they need to do something where the income multiplies by using other people’s resources, not trading time in for dollars.
When we work for a company or corporation, we are essentially trading in our time for money, so our true potential as human being is always capped at a certain amount. This limits our capacity for creativity and when we are not being creative and being rewarded for it, there is lack of excitement in each and every moment, because there’s simply no substantial reward.
When one becomes a business owner they are handed down all of the responsibility to create wealth for themselves, this ultimatum aka getting backed into a corner, forces the individual to either evolve or die, and in these kind of desperate situations, although it may appear uncomfortable in the surface, is where human creativity and evolution thrives.
As human being of the 21st century it is my personal belief that we have to constantly put the evolutionary pressure s on ourselves. When life is easy our mentality gets weak, similar to weight lifter that stops going to the gym. The scary thing about this is that when our physical body gets weak it shows itself physically so it is easy to distinguish, “oh I need to get back into shape again” however when our mental body gets weak, we get weak with it, so it become difficult to distinguish that we are slowly withering away and getting weaker by the day.
Next thing you know 1,2, 5 years have passed and we are no long performing or producing anymore. We fall into the mode of becoming a consumer where we go back to sleep where it is comfortable.
Leading a successful life as business owner is constantly having self-awareness to put that evolutionary pressure back onto yourself as often times as you can remember. And it is the “remembering” process that is the key and those are the efforts you should reward each and everyday.
Because to “remember” is to pick yourself back up again and that is more than half the battle. We all fail in life, in fact one of my favorite quote of all time is “key to success is to fail as many times as possible without the loss of enthusiasm”
This is where all of the greats in life are produced, by this single statement in my humble opinion encapsulates the true secret to success.
Is the ability to go through rejections and failures and then keep getting back up and doing it again and again anyways. This is the human spirit I cherish the most and value the most, its that person that hustle from failure after failure but persists with enthusiasm and without the loss of optimism.
In my opinion this is the attitude that breeds success.
How to be successful in life
“If we are willing to do what other people aren’t willing to do today, so we can get what we want tomorrow” –Jordan Belfort