There’s always another move, isn’t there? There is. And entrepreneurship can help even the most passive person to transform their lives.
Here’s how entrepreneurship can literally transform you into a new person:
1 Entrepreneurs Don’t Hold On To Things Or Relationships That Could Drag Them Down
Look around your home or even your office – how many things in there do you really need? Surely there are a few things you haven’t used in years. Why are you not throwing it away? Because you may need it at some point. Right? Wrong. Many of us millenials were taught by our parents who grew up during the post-war era that throwing things away is a bad thing. So we’ve been trained to hold onto all sorts of things. Stuff that we don’t really need. Not now, not in 10 years.
If you’re anything like me, you still don’t like throwing stuff away, but you will do it, because you know the costs of holding onto something are far greater. They will drag you down and cost you valuable time. Get rid off it. Treat unhealthy relationships the same way.
2 Entrepreneurs Look Forward, Not Backwards
As an entrepreneur you are bound to make mistakes, many of them. You will learn to accept them. In order to keep your business alive and thriving you can’t linger, there’s no time for remorse and all that ‘stuff’! Throw it away along with all the garbage that’s been collecting dust over the years. Be done with it. Be mindful of your past mistakes and don’t forget what the mistakes have taught you, but let go of any feelings of regret, they will only harm your well-being. Be zen-like!
3 Entrepreneurs Know That Possession Is Meaningless
You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
Pardon me for quoting Fight Club here, but that’s damn right! As an entrepreneur you will quickly realize that money ain’t everything, it’s only a means to and end. Good entrepreneurs don’t get satisfaction from earning money, not by a long shot, it’s all about achieving your goals and competing: Getting your product out there and beating the competition at the same time, that’s what we strive for.
4 Entrepreneurs Don’t Blame Others Or Hold Grudges
Blaming anyone but yourself for a mistake is so easy, but when you’re running a business you will learn that being humble is more often than not the way to go. Blaming others, either publicly or silently, will only get you that far, but by admitting your own mistakes you will show yourself and your business partners you are a responsible and strong party.
5 Entrepreneurs Never Give In And Will Try Again
Be honest with yourself, when something truly bad happens, how long do you need to overcome it? It hurts, doesn’t it. I’m sure you’ve made a few mistakes during your career that cost you a lot, be it emotionally or monetarily, but as an entrepreneur you will learn that mistakes will only make you stronger. Experience is priceless. Use that experience to improve your 2nd attempt. Ignore the nay-sayers, ignore the noises, just keep going. Move forward, get rid of things that drag you down and you will be on your way to the stratosphere.
In a nutshell, entrepreneurship and investing can teach you not only a lot of useful business skills, but also make you a better person at the same time.