One of the main keys to being a successful entrepreneur is having the ability to exert a tremendous amount of energy, both physical and mental, for an unusually long period of time. And you have to do it consistently.
When most people are packing it in for the day, you need to be catching your second wind. And you need to be able to stay energetic and positive even in the face of uncertainty and flat out disappointment. This is why being passionate about your business is so important – it gives you the boundless energy needed. It’s your fuel.
If you have the opportunity to shadow a successful entrepreneur, you most certainly should. One thing I guarantee you’ll notice is that they operate extremely efficiently, for long periods of time. They innovate, sell and put out fires almost daily.
As an entrepreneur, it is vital that you train your mind to work efficiently even when you’re tired; this is why I stress establishing a workout routine – being fit helps with your energy level.
Most people stepping up and hoping to become entrepreneurs underestimate the volume of work that awaits them. The time commitment and focus required to be a successful entrepreneur is enough to make most quit.
Aristotle once said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Entrepreneurial ideas are never enough, because they are, literally, a dime a dozen. It’s the energy you put into your idea that will determine your success or failure.
The energy you need to be successful in business has a known source: It’s your passion.
Are you passionate about your business?