The Distinction of Entrepreneurs from Wantrepreneurs

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I remember the most memorable quote given by Yoda, the Jedi Master, from The Empire Strikes Back: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

These days, everyone likes to call themselves entrepreneurs. Aspiring entrepreneurs have a lot of winning ideas and constantly dream of making it big but those are only dreams unless they act on them. The truth is, it is easy to have an idea but turning the idea into something tangible is a completely different ballgame.

Check out the list below to figure out if you really are an entrepreneur or just some wannabe.

  1. Passionate about business

No matter how difficult the situation is, an entrepreneur always finds a way to make the business grow and succeed. Transforming and continuously testing the idea to convince investors, customers, partners and employees to believe in the vision is one of the goals of a real entrepreneur. A perfect example is Thomas Edison who succeeded on his light bulb discovery after failing 1000 times.

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

Steve Jobs

  1. Entrepreneurs don’t hide behind excuses

Entrepreneurs continue to work on the idea and do not find excuses to quit. Whether they fail or succeed they do what they say they are going to do. They recognize their weaknesses and find a way to transform them into strengths. They devote time and focus on the process making sure that it will work. Guy Kawasaki said “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard”

  1. Learn from the best

“Watch, listen and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity.”

Donald Trump

To become the best in your chosen field, look for someone who is more successful than you who can coach and mentor you. Learn from them even if you suffer and get your butt kicked. When you are down, you will find a way to hone your skills so that you can get back up again stronger and wiser than before.


  1. Planned schedule

 “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week, but today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

Nolan Bushnell

When you do something for your business, the best time to work is now. The entrepreneur knows how to schedule and prioritize their time to work on the most important tasks. They understand that no time is wasted is the shortest route to success.

To become an entrepreneur is not easy. You don’t only dream of something that is worth focusing on but you find a way to make it a reality. You spend a lot of time, money, sweat and tears to start and grow your business. There will be times when you would want to give up and take the easy road but if you do, you will never experience what it is like to truly be a successful entrepreneur.


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