Starting a business takes more than a brilliant idea. If you can’t execute, you have no business. The hours are long, there are lots of sacrifices and you have to think on your feet to solve emerging problems and challenges every day. The truth is, entrepreneurship is not for everyone. You have to be willing to learn on the go to be an entrepreneur, as you will never fully be “ready” to run a successful business. Entrepreneurs start and learn on the go. If you’re not prepared to be a lifelong learner, entrepreneurship may not be for you.

The most successful entrepreneurs share similar traits. They are highly self-motivated and risk takers who have all gotten over one very significant hurdle:  they are not afraid to fail. Entrepreneurs know how to walk the line between stubborn self-confidence and humble realism. They also have the drive to constantly develop new ideas and improve on existing business processes.

Successful entrepreneurs enjoy a challenge and they like to win. They believe in their dreams and pursue them with everything they have, but they’re also willing to change course, pivot, and tweak their plans to align with current circumstances. Do you have what it takes to get through hard times? Here are a few more traits of distinguished and successful entrepreneurs. Do you share at least half of these qualities?

traits of an entrepreneur



  1. Hi Thomas,

    I love a good infografic!

    “Limit the number of hats you wear!” – ha,ha I love it

    And being a life long learner is so true. If you can’t evolve then you can’t run a business


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