Footprints are reclaimed quickly but stories linger on forever! This is true in the world of business, but is greatly overlooked. Everyone wants to make it to the Forbes list, be the next big thing, or the next “Facebook”, “Uber”, but they do not look at the backstory and the hustle that built them.
Most people who delve into the race of entrepreneurship, jump onto the idea of success through tracing the people that made the cut, but success does not follow a script and neither should you! Being said so, what could possibly make a successful entrepreneur? Is it the years of education that we build or capture the interest of the right investors? Although that helps greatly, but what ultimately keeps you going is your meta-cognition or an entrepreneurial mindset.
Before getting into an entrepreneurial rat race — the race to be unique, build better, generate greater revenue, ask yourself if you have the right mindset to get into the race, and last till the end of it? Building compelling narratives of growth, and struggle begins when you change your perspective – take risks, be ridiculed but improvise, try again even if you fail, do not coy from humility and judgement as it is famously quoted “Our greatest fear is not failing but succeeding in things that don’t matter.”
90% of successful people have strong self-discipline. Therefore, without the right mindset and the willingness to align yourself to the hustle, you might just be left behind in the rat race. Here’s how you build the right mind :
Self-motivation is an underpinning force that practically makes a strong entrepreneurial mindset. Don’t be shy to ask questions such as -am I doing it right? Why am I even doing it? Being motivated is the key to help a business grow, and being confident in your vision can make your team align with it seamlessly as well. A goal-oriented behavior not only drives you, but also people that surround you, who then come into unison.
Schembechler: “The Team! The Team! The Team!”
In the words of Schembechler, “All pieces that come from the team are necessary to bring the company forward and to reach new heights.” Also an entrepreneur should be willing to work for others than just thinking that others would work for him.
Master control over your inner self
Trust the entrepreneurial spirit within you, and nurture it to help you get started and keep you going. “Stop telling yourself you don’t know what to do. Yes you do. Listen to your intuition and trust yourself.” – Katherine Sullivan
It starts at thinking upon an idea, and acting on it. To succeed as an entrepreneur, you must gain the ability to be decisive and stay head-hard at your decision. Taking major decisions is not an instant process, rather it takes time to develop the confidence, therefore, take your time but be sure to start working towards it now!
The biggest survival tool in today’s highly volatile business environment is having the right mindset. It can help you withstand even the toughest of the times, and eventually lead you to the path of success. The idea is not to be different, better or grander, but to be persistent!