For many people, entrepreneurs are someone who serve as an inspiration or in simple words, a role model. Many of us even romanticize their lifestyle and think about how it would be to step into the shoes of an entrepreneur, right? But how many of us have ever thought about what goes on in the life of an entrepreneur? For the fact, the life of an entrepreneur is not as easy as it seems. Their lives are also exhausting, stressful and even hard sometimes. However, that does not deny the fact that these people are extremely talented and innovative. Now let us delve into what actually goes on in the usual life of an entrepreneur:
Facing failures: Failures are a part of everyone’s life and the same applies to entrepreneurs too. Many a times, they must have faced failures in business leading of finances, man power, collaborations and much more. So if you are thinking that every entrepreneur has achieved success by walking through a linear path then you are absolutely wrong. In fact, they are the ones who have faced the most hurdles in their lives. But the best thing here is that they have always fought back and that’s what makes them the pioneers of success later on in their lives.
Products of myths: Most of us think that all the successful entrepreneurs may have achieved overnight success. But this is not so and the actual scenario is much different. Only an entrepreneur can understand how much s/he has to go through when it comes to building up or developing a business. However, these people are still prone to some harmful myths. Harmful in the sense that they portray a particular person in a very different manner which other people take casually. So, the life of an entrepreneur is no less than a product of myth.
Nothing is permanent: Well, everybody will agree to this sentence and this applies to the entrepreneurs too. Generally, we think of entrepreneurs as someone who never run out of money or do not face crisis in their life. But this is not so. It won’t be wrong to say that entrepreneurs also face similar issues which we face in our daily lives. Nothing is permanent in the life of an entrepreneur too. This is the reason why we often get to see that some of them even mention about going through depression at some point of their lives. But what makes them successful is the fact that they try to find a way to overcome these hurdles and that’s what makes them different from other people.
Stoicism: For the unversed, stoicism refers to a situation in which people to through pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining about the same. This golden rule is followed by most of the entrepreneurs in their daily lives. They are not worried about whatever is going on in their lives and instead focus on making it better by working towards accomplishing their goals. The entrepreneurs are well aware about the fact that only they have the capacity to rise above their circumstances and do better in life. This is the reason why they brush up their stoicism all the time.
The key to survival: No matter what happens in our life, we know one thing for sure that we will need to survive through all the situations and circumstances. The entrepreneurs are well aware about the keys to a successful survival in life. They know it is a normal thing to experience both highs and lows in life. They also do not strive to follow the footsteps of others and instead make their own way to success. This gives them a perfect way not to get pulled down by certain situations in life. That’s the best thing we can learn from the life of an entrepreneur.
So, these are some of the facts, or we can say golden rules related to the life of an entrepreneur. However, this does not point out to the fact that entrepreneurial life is different than others. The hardships or circumstances which entrepreneurs face in their lives are very much similar to other people. But the main difference arises in the way in which they tackle them. Well, there is a reason why these people are called innovative and intelligent, right? Most of us will definitely agree to this fact. Starting everything from scratch is not so easy. Ask this question to an entrepreneur and s/he will give you a detailed analysis about the same. Nobody has achieved overnight success in their life. Even those win a lottery must have definitely spent a lot of money buying those random tickets with the hope of winning one someday. The same goes for entrepreneurs too. These people have faced a lot of hardships in their life to be a successful person and we must definitely take inspiration from them.
This article is part of September, 2019 Magazine. Click on link to view the magazine.