Six Quotes to Awaken Your Entrepreneurial Spirit
There are some qualities that simply can’t be learned. They grow inside you and, with time, they become a part of who you are. One of those qualities is an entrepreneurial spirit.
Entrepreneurship develops in people who demonstrate a real passion for creating something big out of nothing. Furthermore, these people are willing to push themselves to their limits to achieve great goals.
Therefore, an entrepreneurial spirit is a quality that everyone could benefit from having since being an entrepreneur is more than just starting your own business. Being an entrepreneur and having an entrepreneurial spirit is all about how you approach your life, your studies, your career, and your relationships.
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
The sooner you take the first step, the sooner you’ll reach your goal
One of the things that hold us back when it comes to becoming an entrepreneur is fear. In particular, it disguises itself in the forms of doubt and uncertainty. The other thing that holds us back is thinking too much. Often, we want to have everything thought out, prepared, and planned. Thus, we end up listening to our fears.
In that eagerness to think and prepare, time flies before your eyes. Finally, you regret not having started before once you realize how much time you’ve wasted.
As Simon Sinek once said, “Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start”.
Step by step, that’s the only way to move forward. After an honest introspection of whether or not you have everything you need to achieve your goal, you shouldn’t stray from your path, no matter the magnitude of the project.
It’s important to remember that everybody starts the same way, and likewise progresses in the same way. If you don’t take that first step, you’ll hardly be able to observe any progress that could motivate you. Similarly, it doesn’t matter if you have great ideas or wonderful intentions. If you don’t move, you’ll never achieve what you want.
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
Let your dreams inspire you
Dreams, at least the real ones, create hope. And fear stems from hope. You have to look at this fear in the eye, but not let it influence you. Likewise, think about how pursuing a dream implies giving up many others. However, the important thing is that the dream fills us with happiness, but doesn’t blind us as love does to lovers.
On the other hand, changing your perspective will help impulse your entrepreneurial spirit. If you set a goal, this spirit will help you reach it. This may or may not scare you. However, just keep going. Dreams attract you, absorb you, and call your name. They’re much easier to reach if you let their magic work in your favor.
“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking.”
Problems are opportunities to grow and become stronger
The path to achieving your dreams isn’t always easy. There will be moments that will make you doubt yourself and moments where you’ll consider changing direction. But those obstacles are great growing opportunities that will allow you to become stronger and wiser.
Appreciate the difficulties that get in your way because they allow you to become a better version of yourself. And if things get difficult, remember why you’re doing what you’re doing. You have a purpose, a reason that makes you get up in the morning and that’s worth your effort.
“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”
Create your own opportunities
Don’t stand there looking and waiting for the perfect opportunity to present itself before you start doing what you want. In fact, that moment that you’re waiting for will never arrive unless you get to work and create it yourself. Many dreams start to become a reality only if you impulse them.
For example, if you’d like to live abroad for some time, the best thing you can do is to choose a country and study its culture, especially its language. This will push you forward.
History is full of people who modified their own conditions to fulfill their dreams. Be one of those people who jumps the gun and creates their own opportunities instead of waiting for them.
“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”