Persistent and Confident, Great Entrepreneurial Tools

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Many times our dreams and plans appear not to be succeeding; we are tempted to give up and quit trying. Instead, we need to continue to water and fertilize those dreams. If we do not quit, if we display perseverance and endurance, we will reap a harvest. Remember, Rome was not built in a day and it is by perseverance that the snail reaches the ark.
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 Entrepreneurs are not the same everywhere in the world but there are traits that all entrepreneurs have in common. The traits are the key propelling factors. They are qualities that help successful entrepreneurs get goals and substance. Persistent and confident are parts of key entrepreneurial traits.

Persistent: most people start their success where others quit. So, never worry about how much money, ability or equipment you are starting with. Just being with a million naira worth of determination, consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in its ability to stick to something until it gets to its destination. All entrepreneurs could be called post stamp entrepreneurs.

In the far East, people plant a tree called Chinese bamboo. During the first four years, they water and fertilize the plant with seemingly little or no results. Then, in the fifth year, they again apply water and fertilizer and in five week time the tree grows ninety feet in height. The obvious question is: “did the Chinese bamboo tree grow ninety feet in five weeks or five years? The answer is five years.

If at any time during those five ears the people had stopped watering and fertilizer the tree, it would have died. Be perseverance because the last key on the ring may be the one that opens the door.

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Many times our dreams and plans appear not to be succeeding; we are tempted to give up and quit trying. Instead, we need to continue to water and fertilize those dreams. If we do not quit, if we display perseverance and endurance, we will reap a harvest. Remember, Rome was not built in a day and it is by perseverance that the snail reaches the ark.

Confidence: do you know that you are the most qualified person on earth to do that which you are destined to do? Too many people make cemeteries of their life by burying their talent and gift. Successful entrepreneurs confidently pursue their goal and never stopped until they reach the end.

How you look determines how you see. You can never see the sunrise by looking to the west. All those who look at life from wrong perspectives will always have cause for alarm. It’s the same way a fifty thousand naira bill can look so big when it goes to church and so small when it goes for grocery. Remember that eyes that look are common, but eyes that see are few.

You and I do not see things the way they are. Rather, we see things as we are. Develop the entrepreneurial approach; believe that wherever you go there are ideas waiting to be discovered. When your position is right, opportunity presents itself. Moreover, opportunity can drop in your hands only if you have your hands positioned where opportunities drop. Endeavor to see success where others see failure, these will energize your dreams and give them momentum.

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