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|The Meaning of Entrepreneurial Spirit by AngelicaDivine(f): 1:38am On Dec 29, 2014|
What a phrase “Entrepreneurial Spirit” – it conveys so many different thoughts and images… but while there are many interpretations, I perceive entrepreneurial spirit as:
The essence of work that one endeavours to provide through their intentions and abilities
More plainly, it seems that successful entrepreneurs always possess 2 attributes:
1. They possess the creative ability, mindset and desire to work through obstacles with a beneficial result.
2. They find opportunities where others see problems.
All people encounter difficulties in life, many of which are beyond our control. The vocation that individuals decide to embark on is always fraught with challenges, but this is more pronounced with those whom desire to become entrepreneurs. The state of “becoming an entrepreneur” is not easily attained and it takes perseverance and commitment in order to realize the outcome of being successful, whatever form that it takes.
The difference between the successful entrepreneur and those whom struggle can be found in the way challenges are dealt with and the ability to overcome them. Having a blend of positive intention, technical business skills and entrepreneurial spirit often results in these difficulties being turned around into positive and fruitful conclusions. The key is for the entrepreneur to find and believe in a solution and to “see it” not in a tangible way, but in a more abstract fashion that will carry their intent to a viable outcome.
This is where their creative ability and mindset comes into play. If an entrepreneur possesses the spirit of entrepreneurialism they know they will always be able to turn around any obstacle into an opportunity, practically at will.
But, where does this ability come from?
It may be pure skill or luck or perhaps even both. But moreover, it would seem that it arises through an unwavering confidence.
This confidence is manifested in a true entrepreneur’s creative abilities to devise a solution that is beneficial to their business and their commitment to make this possible. In addition, getting through a challenge isn’t good enough. There also needs to be a real opportunity that is gained out of this scenario. There always is something that raises it from just overcoming a difficulty, but creating a true advantage that places it above the mere “I got through that” type of thinking.
I believe, the ease at which successful entrepreneurs possess this seemingly effortless ability to make considerable progress in their chosen business, is closely tied to their confidence and entrepreneurial spirit. If entrepreneurs were to listen to their intuition, business acumen and creativity, then all could lessen the hindrances that sometimes make business a formidable opponent in giving their entrepreneurial spirit the chance to flourish.
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