Ambitions of the Entrepreneur
When you think about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship what do you envision? In all likelihood you picture an individual doing what they love to do and living the life they want to live. It is the common image of entrepreneurship that has been put into our heads that makes us believe being an entrepreneur is all peaches and cream. The reality of the fact though is that entrepreneurship involves more than a good idea about how to enhance or change an existing situation. Entrepreneurship is about having an idea, formalizing that idea and having that idea be accepted by your target market.
This three-step process is not some magical recipe that develops out of nowhere, it involves ambition. What exactly is ambition and how does it translate to entrepreneurship and its process? Ambition has everything to do with entrepreneurship and how people preserve to withstand its uncertain and challenging pathway. When looking into the ambitions of entrepreneurs you will find that it is usually the overseeing factor that helps forward thinking individuals excel in their pursued endeavors. By definition ambition is the desire for some type of achievement and the willingness to strive for its attainment. Entrepreneurs have the desire to create their own paths and work within their own visions instead of functioning idly by in the constraints of modern society.
Due to the rosy picture that is painted about the rewards of entrepreneurship people tend to forget that hard work is a big part of the recipe to success. Ambition and hard work are synonymous with one another and provide the energy for entrepreneurial activity to take place and evolve. People tend to lessen the concentration and focus involved with ambition and formulate their own variation of how it is supposed to work. Most of the time it is about titles and perception with people so they connect things to themselves that do not apply; such as being an entrepreneur and being ambitious. In entrepreneurship there is no room for playing around and being half assed so most people are eliminated from being included in its category. This is about survival of the fittest and having the willingness to go the extra mile in order to succeed. Being unwilling to put in the necessary work only helps to secure the inevitable: failure.
Entrepreneurship is a never-ending battle and I say battle because it never becomes completely easy. The successful entrepreneurs you hear about, read about and see before your eyes have one thing in common: ambition. As an entrepreneur ambition can be your greatest asset are your biggest liability. It is all dependent on how you harness that drive and energy and direct it towards the necessary actions that will produce positive results. Being an entrepreneur is about chasing your dreams of independency and making the impossible possible. If the presence of a challenge does not excite you then I do not believe you are a true entrepreneur and are not pursuing the right lifestyle. As entrepreneurs our ambition to win and succeed is what makes us different from the average person and is what makes us a force to be reckoned with. This blog and movement is not named Entrepreneurial Ambitions for no reason. We set the standard for what it means to have ambition, hustle and drive and we are the ones responsible for creating a brighter tomorrow. Being an entrepreneur is not the easiest thing to do but someone has to do it.
Posted on February 21, 2012, in Competition, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Self-Improvement, Small Business and tagged ambition, ambitious, Challenges, commitment, Competition, Competitive drive, Conquering, determination, determined, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurial Ambitions, Entrepreneurship, focused, Game changer, Game Mentality, Hustle, hustler, hustling, Innovation, mediocrity, necessary effort, New Economy, Niche Businesses, Opportunity, Productivity, resourceful, Self Improvement, Self motivation, Small Business, strong willed, Success, Survival, Vision, work ethic. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.