Sunday, October 14, 2012

No Entrepreneurs Are Born Successful

According to Patrick Daniel, "Finding Your Road to Success," he outlines six rationales on why some entrepreneurs undermine their own success. Are you guilty of any of these?
  1. Success will lead to loneliness.  Some entrepreneurs believe that success will mean working long hours, neglecting their spouse and children, which in turn could result in divorce. Women, in particular, sometimes believe that success will make them unlovable and intimidating to men.
  2. Success will lead to envy. Many people want what others have, and the more success a person achieves, the more envious are that person’s friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
  3. I’m not good enough for success. This belief can result from many things, such as having negative parents and not having a college degree.
  4. Success will change my lifestyle. Some entrepreneurs fear that the changes that come with success will actually make life less enjoyable.
  5. Success is too expensive. There is a cost to everything, and success is not an exception.
  6. I won’t be able to control everything that happens. If you fear all the things you can’t control, you should never step into the entrepreneur lifestyle.
Read the entire article here.  Related article:  Fear of Success

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