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4 Attitudes of Successful Entrepreneurs

Take on these 4 attitudes of successful entrepreneurs and start making your way to the top of the game.

 

Whether your entrepreneurial journey is just starting up, cruising right along or at a dead standstill, you can take inspiration from these attitudes of successful entrepreneurs, and see where they will take you.

“I’ll learn it”

Elon Musk didn’t study rocket science – but he is technically a rocket scientist. With only a Bachelor’s degree in physics, he taught himself rocket science to form Space X – a company that’s now revolutionizing space travel.

The only way to do new things is to learn new things. Ultra-successful people embrace the unknown, and you can, too.

“It’s not too late”

Think you need to be a baby-faced Mark Zuckerberg (sorry, Mark) to start a successful business? Think again.

Look no further than Ray Crock, who at the ripe age of 52, was selling paper cups and milkshake mixers for a living – that is until he went on to found McDonald’s.

Lest you think this is just an outlier, take a look at studies by The Kauffman Foundation, which found that most entrepreneurs are 40 years of age on average, and more than 60 percent of them are married and have a child.

We’re all about reinvention – and you need to realize that no matter what the circumstances are, it’s never too late to make a positive change.

“I’ll try again”

Part of being successful in business is knowing your burn rate and when to say “when”. But another part that many ignore is that failure is an often big part of the success equation.

Look at entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, who started over 500 companies (many of which didn’t succeed) to keep the Virgin Empire thriving. And Colonel Sanders (yes, he’s actually a real person – we were shocked too) had to pitch his chicken recipe to 1,009 different chicken joints before they bought into it.

You need to realize that one (or twenty) failure(s) is never the end; it’s often just the beginning.

“I can do it”

This one might seem simple, but your own thinking is often the biggest limit to your success.

Mary Kay Ash, the billionaire beauty entrepreneur, said it best, “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”

Sure, there will always be setbacks and limitations. But there will be one roadblock you can always get rid of: yourself. Instead of looking at what’s holding you back, think “what if everything is possible?” and realize just how amazing you can be.

Share your attitude

We believe one of the best ways to learn, is to share what we know. We’ve reviewed some attitudes of successful entrepreneurs that inspire us, but have we missed any? We want to hear the attitude that drives you towards success! Realize your greatness by sharing those ideas and phrases with The Tribe, while also seeing some great ones, too.