We can all agree that it takes a special and unique person to be an entrepreneur. Not everyone is cut out to do it. Entrepreneurship will push you to the limit and then push you a little more. It requires a lot of sacrifice, but the payoff can be exponential if you are willing to put in the work. There are 3 things that I believe every entrepreneur must have in order to be the best: Discipline, Determination, and Drive. These are simple attributes that an entrepreneur must possess and they will be what set you apart from the pack.
Jim Rohn says that, “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Daily disciplines make a big difference in your mental game. So many times we allow our emotions to dictate what we are going to do for the day. Discipline says that we do the work no matter how we feel. Think of discipline as training. Just as you would train your body for a marathon, you have to train your mind (and your body too!) to do the work that entrepreneurship requires. Establish daily disciplines and don’t deter from them. These disciplines make you mentally and physically stronger and when the days are long and tough-disciplines will get you through.
Determination means having your mind made up and being resolute. Decide now what your goals and plan of action will be and what you will do to reach them. This is why I recommend goal setting early. You should have your yearly goals set long before the new year starts. Quarter goals should be done early as well. Be determined to accomplish what you have set out to do. You shouldn’t make decisions in the heat of the moment. Make your plan and execute your plan. Make up your mind that nothing is going to stop you from being who you were destined to be and doing what you were destined to do. You will encounter all kinds of opposition and distractions on your journey. Make up your mind now that nothing is going to sway you from your dreams becoming reality.
Drive is your get up and go. It is part of our biological makeup. It is IN us to attain our goals. As entrepreneurs, our drive is fueled by our passion. Entrepreneurs can be some of the most passionate people on the planet. Your drive will push you to go after your goals and dreams. It will fuel you on the days when you think about giving up. If you lack drive, it will be extremely difficult for you to be successful. Being an entrepreneur means that you control your schedule and what your day is filled with. No one is demanding you to clock in/out or do certain things at certain times. This is why your drive is important. You and you alone determine what and how much gets done. It all depends on you.
These attributes are important to your life as an entrepreneur and are necessary for your success and survival in the business world. With discipline, determination, and drive there is nothing that can stop you from being the best.