Today, entrepreneurship is finally getting the mass attention that it deserves. We need workers to do different jobs all over the world, but the most important thing our culture needs in this day and age is for people to step forward, have great ideas, and implement them. That is what a true entrepreneur is all about. People like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have changed our society; we need more people like them if we want to have a world that is innovative, unique, and safe for future generations. Here are a few things that I have found are required for a successful career as an entrepreneur.
First, you need to be able to focus. If you are the kind of person that is unable to just sit and work for a few hours with minimal breaks until the job is done, you will struggle being an entrepreneur. Every successful person is defined by their focus. If you have an obsessive desire to stick with a job until it is 100% done, you will most likely succeed in the world of entrepreneurship. If you can’t do this, you need to learn how!
This is usually as simple as lining up a bunch of tasks and MAKING yourself do them until they are all complete. Don’t start by trying to sit for 2-3 hours at once; make yourself work for 45 min without a break for the first week, and gradually increase by about 30-45 min in order to develop work focus! One of the best ways to learn how to do this is to learn how to play an instrument; it’s scientifically proven that people who are able to devote the time to learning an instrument like a piano from Digital Piano Judge are able to focus and work for much longer periods of time than those who do not play instruments.
Next, you need a desire to fail. Yep, you heard that correctly! If you don’t fail, you will never succeed. You learn almost nothing from success; you learn a LOT from failure. It sounds like a cliche, but treat every failure as a learning opportunity! That is one of those cliches that actually works in real life. That’s not just a cheesy thing you see shared on Facebook! Failure (and eventual success!) comes from trying different things over and over until something sticks. If you’re not prepared to fail a lot, you might want to find another profession!
Lastly, you need to be creative. I personally have never heard of an uncreative entrepreneur. You need to be willing to try lots and lots of new things and expose yourself to new ideas to build your creativity. Once again, learning music comes in handy here! If you are able to master relentless focus, a desire to fail, and uncommon creativity, you are set for life. You may not build a massive company, but you WILL succeed at much of what you set your hand to.