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Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur

Studies have shown that successful entrepreneurs possess these

1. Self-confidence

This is that magical power of having confidence in oneself and in
one's powers and abilities.

2. Achievement Oriented

Results are gained by focused and sustained effort. They
concentrate on achieving a specific goal, not just accomplishing
a string of unrelated tasks.

3. Risk Taker

They realize that there is a chance of loss inherent in achieving
their goals, yet they have the confidence necessary to take
calculated risks to achieve their goals.

Entrepreneurs are people who will make decisions, take action,
and think that they can control their own destinies. They are
often motivated by a spirit of independence which leads them to
believe that their success depends on raw effort and hard work,
not luck.

So which of these three main characteristics is the most
important? Believe it or not, it has to be self-confidence.
Without self-confidence, nothing else is possible. If you don't
believe in your abilities, then the first challenge that arises
may knock you off the path to achieving your goals. Here are a
few things to keep in mind for maintaining a higher level of

Positive Thinking

Well, it all starts with a positive attitude, doesn't it?
Believing that something good will happen is the first step.
Negative thinking simply is not allowed. You must truly believe
that there are no circumstances strong enough to deter you from
reaching your goals. Remember too, that positive thinking can be
contagious. When positive thinking spreads, it can open doors to
new ideas, customers, friends, etc.

Persistent Action

Now all of the positive thinking and believing in the world is
useless if it is not applied towards a goal. You have to take
action, no excuses are allowed. This action must also be
persistent. Trying once and then giving up is not going to be
enough. Keep at it one step at a time. If you can't get by a
certain step, then find a creative way to try again or just go
around it.

At the beginning of this article we identified a few traits that
are common among successful entrepreneurs. You should be able to
look ahead and see yourself where you want to be. Now just
maintain a strong belief in yourself and your skills, stick with
it, and don't give up. If you can do that, you're already half
way there!

To Your Success,

Leon Edward


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