You don’t get to be taught how to be an entrepreneur in school unless you make a choice to learn that for yourself. Schools are meant to teach you how to fit into the system. And that’s exactly what they are doing. None of them teach you to be an entrepreneur. Or to see opportunity. They just tell you what is required of you.
A few state schools are now beginning to introduce courses that make it easy to learn how to start your own project or business. Even that takes lots of signatures to make it happen. To see opportunity – for that you have to think yourself. And, just as importantly, rethink and unlearn what you were told in your pre-entrepreneur life.
How do you think like an entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs think different. They prefer to risk a lot in the hope that it will pay off someday. They want to create their own paths. They would rather start small with when they have nothing than to take a “day job”. They are not satisfied with how things are done.
Entrepreneurs always believe they can do better than what the market offers. They would rather fail than not try at all. All the successful entrepreneurs you know have most of these traits. You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself if you believe you can and actually want to do it.
“An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” Roy Ash
This infographic by Anna Vital of FundersandFouders can help you get on the entrepreneur line of thinking.