Most people often think that to be a successful entrepreneur is about having that big idea. And somewhere down the line, it is. To start painting on a blank canvas, you need to have an idea, a picture in mind put together perfectly. The same is for businesses, when starting a business, you need to have an idea, an idea that works to start with, something the people would want, and for the people investing in you, an idea that is scalable.
But is it only about the idea? Of course not. It is about executing the idea. For many entrepreneurs, who are thinkers rather than doers, this notion of taking up an idea and turning it into a living and viable organization is a frightening one. So how can an idea-oriented person, a thinker, become a doer and learn to raise money? How can he pitch to the investors, hire and fire staff if that poses a challenge and requires him to come out of his comfort zones?
In order to be a successful entrepreneur, the first step is to recognize and own up to the challenges affront.
Obviously, no one likes to admit one’s flaws and weaknesses, but if you have to improve and move ahead, you have to. The next important step is to accept the vision and mission of your goal. This will keep you motivated and give you the courage to take that leap. You need to believe in what you are doing and take steps towards it; only then your dream can turn to reality.
Finally, the last thing you can keep in mind is how important it is to find your own way. When it comes to entrepreneurship, there is no one-size that fits all theory. Each entrepreneur has his different ways of leading, and a whole different set of challenges. You can’t rely on one particular theory to get through. After all, it is your journey and you have to find your own way.
In conclusion to this, entrepreneurship is not just about ideas. And for many people, entrepreneurship is something that happens internally, it is the person’s journey from being a shy individual to stepping up to the challenges, having the courage to step out of your comfort zone, and doing things you would have never done before. Entrepreneurship is a journey, and everyone goes through it a little differently. All you need to do is to go through the journey and believe in the process! A caterpillar doesn’t know it’s going to be a butterfly after all!