What Does It Take To Be An Entrepreneur?

by Genome
Over the years countless institutes and individuals have asked the million dollar question. What makes an entrepreneur an entrepreneur? What traits or characteristics are inherent to a successful entrepreneur and is one born with those traits? There's great news! Successful entrepreneurs are born every day!

Some people believe an entrepreneur is born while others believe an entrepreneur can be taught. Some believe an entrepreneur is like an artist - either you have it or do you don't. Some see entrepreneurs as leaders that are focused, disciplined, competitive, and charismatic, while others see them as huge risk takers. And all of these analogies are right to some degree.

It's true all successful entrepreneurs share a few qualities and skills that allow them to be successful. These inherent qualities can be taught; but they often seem to be an inherent driving force that sends individuals down the path of being in business or formally training to for a career in business.

Entrepreneurs see the world differently. They have the ability to see the world as a system. They have the ability to see something in its entirety and as an integrated unit, and they seem to possess the ability to see opportunity within the global picture. They are what is called a system thinker.

There are other characteristics they possess. Entrepreneurs possess an overpowering need to achieve and tend to be very competitive against themselves. They are continuously trying to outthink themselves and others and they are constantly looking for the edge. This is a process that occurs as naturally as breathing and is a driving force behind most entrepreneurs

They have the determination and dedication to follow through with commitments and they always appear confident and in control. You'll notice they also possess a positive atmosphere. They are of the mindset "I can," and "I will." They are not afraid of failure because failure is not in their vocabulary nor is it an option.

They are objective but have the ability to weigh risks realistically within the big picture. They have an uncanny ability to anticipate developments which gives them the edge on many competitive situations. Entrepreneurs seem to feel right from their gut, call it instinct. They are a resourceful group that possess excellent problem solving skills and are able to diligently work through obstacles as they occur.

Entrepreneurs are excellent communicators and recognize how important clear and concise communication is to their success. They also possess a sound working knowledge of the business they are involved in.

When it comes to successful entrepreneurs it's a question of what came first, the chicken or the egg. Is it inherent qualities that we are born with that lead us to be entrepreneurs or is it when we choose to become an entrepreneur that we develop the skills and qualities of success? That's a question we shall leave to the great debaters to resolve.

What is for certain is that successful entrepreneurs are born every day and that you too can be a successful entrepreneur by developing the skills of success.


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Seidu Abdulai Advanced   Business consultant
That is great suggestions
Mar 12th 2011 08:30   
Anne L. Professional   Artist and Bitcoin
Thank you for interresting article!
Mar 12th 2011 19:41   
Corey Blackmur Committed   Blackmur Global
Tauheed, I think out of everything in your article, this is the key statement in my mind:

"Entrepreneurs see the world differently."

I totally agree with this statement, but in saying that, it becomes a complete "book" on it's own.
Is there anyone that wants to write that one?
Great read, a lot of information supplied in a short article..
Mar 12th 2011 19:50   
Paul Hines Committed   Heart & Body Naturals
Great article Tauheed.
Mar 12th 2011 20:19   
Genome Senior   
Thanks seidu, anne, corey & paul for your wonderful comments. :-)
Mar 12th 2011 21:28   
Malok Mading Committed   Writer and Blogger.
Some individuals are born with the entrepreneur qualities but don't realize them unless someone open their eyes.Others,develop them when they are exposed to opportunities.For instance,business sites enable one to network and share with like-minded individuals hence a great tool.
Well,Tauheed,your article is great and may be others might give their views on your last question.
Mar 13th 2011 05:21   
Cindy Bolley Magnate II Premium   HHCTB?
I think they have an attitude of..

1 Whatever it takes.
2 Determination.

In my opinion you have the greatest chance for success if you will keep those thoughts in mind.

Mar 27th 2011 11:28   
Corey Blackmur Committed   Blackmur Global
@Cindy, continuing on your comment for great chances of success: sometimes I refer to what Theodore Roosevelt once said:

"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people"

Without other people - there really is no opportunity for success!
Mar 27th 2011 11:58   
Cindy Bolley Magnate II Premium   HHCTB?
Isn't that the truth Corey!
Mar 27th 2011 12:02   
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