5 Traits That Prove You Were Born To Be An Entrepreneur

5 Habits That Prove You Were Born To Be An Entrepreneur
5 Habits That Prove You Were Born To Be An Entrepreneur

Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. But then, our life experiences unconsciously builds up various traits in us that ends up drawing us in a particular direction. With these unavoidable events, some people’s experiences make them feel deep-down that they were born to become entrepreneurs, while others either believe they can try to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur or simply stick to working-for and growing the business of another visionary.

If you have self-doubts on your natural inclination towards starting a business of your own, here are 5 habits that may prove you were born to be an entrepreneur:

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1). You’re A Natural Risk Taker:

Entrepreneurs are risk takers. The ability to quit your job to start a business, invest in something no one has tried before, chase a sales lead while you forgo another, and generally put any of your hard earned cash into any entrepreneurial endeavour, is a key trait for successful entrepreneurs.

While some people learn to take risks much later in life, others live through it their whole lives in so many things they do. If you fall into the category of individuals who prefer to kiss and tell, you just may be born to be an entrepreneur.

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2). You Learn From Almost Everything:

Curiosity they say, killed the cat. But still, curiosity created the brightest minds that have ever walked the earth. When you hear a certain sound, hear a certain news, or experience a subtle or major event, do you unconsciously come up with ways you could take advantage of the situation and create a business out of it? Do little and sometimes stupid things sprout your motivation? Do you get excited at the news of a new government policy and the unseen possibilities surrounding it?

The greatest entrepreneurs are visionaries. They see opportunities where others see problems. They see a way when others hit a wall. And they learn from almost everything, while others stick to only what they’re told or taught.

If you possess all or some of these traits, you were born to be an entrepreneur.


3). You’re One Of The Most Persistent People You Know:

Perseverance is the single most important skill for new and existing entrepreneurs. From it, many other attributes are born.

If you’ve noticed that you always persist in anything you try to do, no matter how many times you fail, then you have the most important attribute of entrepreneurship.

As an entrepreneur, you’ll fail at many things, a lot of your investments will amount to nothing, many strategies you apply won’t work, and most importantly, you’ll feel like giving up on the long run. How you react to disappointment will ultimately determine your success, and perseverance is key to overcoming looming defeat.

If you’re not a quitter and always try to continue till you hit your mark, then you just may be born to be an entrepreneur.

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4). You Prefer Your Independence:

Do you feel trapped in your job? Do you feel you should be trying to carve out a great life for yourself instead of building someone else’s dreams? Or do you naturally just feel like doing things without any form of dependence on a second or third party?

If any of these questions are true for your personality, then your independent mindset has you poised to be an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs are independent minded people. They have a natural inclination to stand alone, and when they’re not, their dependence is a means to their ultimate dream.

If you’re constantly operating independently in many things you do, then you just may turnout a great entrepreneur.


5). You’re Constantly Coming Up With New Ideas & Possibilities:

Visionaries constantly come up with solutions to the problems they or others face everyday. They have a flare for solving puzzles, and it comes naturally to them with little effort.

If you fall into the category of people who see possibilities where people don’t, think up creative ideas on the fly, and always strives to achieve the impossible in any situation, then your life’s purpose could be drawn towards entrepreneurship.

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What are your thoughts on these 5 habits that prove you were born to be an entrepreneur? Let me know by leaving a comment below.


Stan Edom
Stan Edom
I'm an entrepreneur with an expertise in supply chain management, small business development, e-commerce, internet startups, and agriculture. In my spare time, I'm always trying to solve problems people face in their everyday lives with tech.

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  1. I want to use this medium to say thank you for those tips you given out about knowing if you’re born as an entrepreneur. All you have mentioned or most of them i always see that passion in me i have seen them, felt it all now am certain and sure of my feelings and passion for been a great business woman and also as an entrepreneur. Thank you once again sir/madam and God bless you!!!!

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