By Renuka Rana
Entrepreneurship is something all career-driven individuals’ desire, yet only few are able to make to their entrepreneurial dreams come true.
When it comes to business success, there’s no cookie-cutter mold. It’s critical for entrepreneurs to continuously work on their mindset, since it is this that determines what actions to take.
While styles of entrepreneurs may vary, they share very similar mindsets. However, there are few mindsets that can cost you your dreams of entrepreneurship, if you let them.
Successful entrepreneurs are not immune to fear. But they know how to prioritize their approach to life so that fear of failure or dissatisfaction outweighs the lingering fear of success.
Quick Tip: Use fear as early warning system. If it is holding you back from taking decisions, a mindset shift is in order.
Overconfidence in business robs you of an open mind, blinding you to the innovation of competition. It lets your ego drive decisions, which isn't the same as confidence based on knowledge.
Quick Tip: Stay humble. You can’t always be so “right” that you stop listening to others.
Perfectionism is a voice in your head that says the product is not good enough to market, website is not good enough to launch, and many more. The truth is: There is nothing called as ‘perfect time.' It just restricts you from the desired success.
Quick Tip: Accept the probability of failure, and let go of perfectionism.
It would be fair to say that many startup founders aren't the radically indecisive types -- they started the company at least -- but indecision is a vicious circle that creeps in slowly. If you find yourself enveloped in indecision, flip a coin and do something. If it turns out wrong, you got a lesson to learn and enjoyed the moment.
Quick Tip: Bad decisions can have a negative effect on startups, but indecision is even worse and can lead to all sorts of disasters.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Quick Tip: Your excuses, dilly-dallying and puttering around aren't tricking anyone. So stop procrastinating and simply go for it.
Image credit: Flickr/Derek A., aka iMorpheus
Renuka Rana, Editor at AceCloudHosting DotCom spends considerable part of her time in writing about technology including cloud computing and smartphones. When not writing, she loves to dig deeper into knowing the best and the latest technology in industry.