It takes vision and courage to create — it takes faith and courage to prove.
Owen D. Young

The traits of a successful business owners vary across the board. But common to all are vision, courage, and faith.

It takes vision to see the possibilities before you. To sense an opportunity where some may only see a ‘problem’ to take an idea that may seem ethereal and understand what it will take to make it real.

Proving out your ideas takes faith. Too many entrepreneurs fail because they give up too soon. They underestimate the sacrifice in the early years and they forget why they signed up for this gig in the first place. What else would you call the act of marching forward when the road seems so long, the challenges seem so daunting? That, my friends, is an act of faith.

You need courage to put your shackle up and go it alone in the first place. It takes audacity to walk away from a steady paycheck and a 401k plan. You need the wherewithal to hang on when others may have given up.

Not everyone can do it. This is your unique challenge.

Good luck and have a great week.

One Response to “Monday Motivation – January 23, 2009”
  1. Sean

    You are right on. Starting your own business and walking away from the 9-5 does take a leap of faith. At a certain point you have to believe that you can do it no matter what and don’t look back.

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