Perseverance is a key trait that budding entrepreneurs should look to develop. Having big ideas, a lot of confidence and of course, passion, are also necessary attributes to an entrepreneur, but being perseverant is what really makes an entrepreneur successful.
You’re going to make mistakes, like all the best entrepreneurs do. However, if when you make those mistakes you still decide to push through, improve and learn, you are far more likely to succeed.
“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford (1863-1947)
We have outlined a few reasons why we think you should persevere with your dream business;
Dreams can’t be achieved overnight
Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘good things come to those who wait’? There could be a number of reasons why your start-up isn’t flying at the moment, but giving up at the first hurdle isn’t going to get you anywhere either.
Did you know, it took Sir James Dyson, inventor of Dyson Vacuum cleaners, 5,126 attempts to finally perfect his Dyson technology? On top of this, at first no one in the UK wanted to back his idea, until he took it to Japan.
Success requires persistence and patience.
Prove it to yourself
What better feeling is there than becoming successful for doing something that you’re passionate about?
Creating a business is your chance to prove to yourself that you were right to follow your idea and achieve success. If you have a genuine dream to become a successful entrepreneur, don’t miss your chance to do it now! You might look back and think ‘what if?’
Trust your gut instinct and persevere with your goals.
Think of your end goal…
Whether it’s financial comfort for your family or just the pride of owning a successful business that offers something new to the world, when you’re feeling unmotivated remind yourself why you started.
Success doesn’t come easy, but if you have a clear goal in mind when starting your journey, you know the rewards will be worth it.
It’s important to have passion in your life
A fire in your belly, a reason to wake up in the mornings. Having your own start-up and growing your own dream business is reason enough to push through those hard times.
How many of your friends and family lack a genuine passion in their careers? Don’t be like them.
Know that a helping hand is available
Are you looking for guidance and support with your business idea or new business? Enterprise Action helps SMEs and aspiring entrepreneurs based in the Black Country, Shropshire and Herefordshire.
Use our free, online test to find out if you are eligible for free support.