True Entrepreneurship: The Road Less Traveled

The idea of writing this article dawned upon me when I was talking to a colleague recently.

And they asked me two questions-

What is entrepreneurship in your own words?

How do you define entrepreneurship?

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In the words of Robert Frost, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference”.

Taking the road less traveled is one of the key characteristics of entrepreneurship.

It is somewhat challenging to explain the concept of entrepreneurship in a few words.

What skills are needed to be an entrepreneur?

I believe that being an entrepreneur is all about NOT giving up.

If you have the determination, perseverance, and persistence to stick to an idea and give your heart and soul into it, you are on the path to true entrepreneurship.

What is the concept of entrepreneurship?

Wikipedia says , “Entrepreneurship is the act of being an entrepreneur, or “the owner or manager of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits.”

I have highlighted the words for a reason.

Often, entrepreneurship articles on the Internet show the rosy side of the journey.

In reality, however, that is not the case.

I have met with, and observed, the uphill journeys of several successful people.

And found that most of them had to face failure on multiple occasions before success knocked at their door.

You should read and follow entrepreneurship examples and stories that show the REAL side of the journey.

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Failure in Entrepreneurship?

Let me put it this way- if you have not yet failed yet, you have not learned yet.

Failure is NOT a shame, a setback or a reason to be depressed.

When you have an idea, and you fail, you have actually found one reason that does not align with your idea.

That’s all.

Learn from that lesson, and move ahead.

Try new ideas, new initiatives, new risks.

J K Rowling is one of the most successful writers today.

But that’s post Harry Potter.

Did you know that she was a divorced mother, living on welfare?

She would attend school and still try to pen down the novel in her spare time.

We can only imagine the hardships she must have faced during those challenging times.

Giving Back

I believe in first-hand experiences to motivate others.

What is your story?

How did you dive into the entrepreneurial world?

How many times did you fail before your idea turned into a success?

Who inspires you everyday to take on the world?

Share your story below.

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