What drives an entrepreneur through the good times as well as the bad? Undeniably, it is passion and drive. If you are not passionate about what you are building, the chances of your start-up working are almost nil!
Drive is an inner quality that not many have. Most people are happy with their position in life or within their company, and there is nothing wrong with that. Others however, want to climb that corporate ladder and have higher goals. It is this drive that often brings people to make the jump into opening their own business. Life is a series of journeys, all of which lead to a richer life. A journey begins with the first step and drive is what makes you take that first step. So, it doesn’t matter what the journey is – from losing weight, to learning to play an instrument, it all revolves around drive.
Hopefully everbody has passion in some form – whether it’s about business, family or a sports team! In the business environment, one can have drive and be determined, but without the passion, there will never be success. Customers and associates are aware of a lack of passion immediately.
Highly passionate people share common characteristics – they work hard, trust their intuition and persevere. They also make mistakes and are afraid, but instead of giving up, they keep taking action despite the obstacles on their path. Some other characteristics also include:
- Growth –oriented
- A non perfectionist