5 Signs You Are Destined To Be an Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurs are a pretty eclectic bunch. Though not everybody has it in them to risk it all on an idea that can (for the least part) take them places and bestow financial independence, there are some common traits that all entrepreneurs share.

Entrepreneurs possess similar qualities that make them perfect candidates to tread where few others would. These character traits can be easily used to identify a potential or budding entrepreneur these days. For example, entrepreneurs happen to be early risers.

Let’s take a look at what qualities makeup the next big startup founder:

Risking-It-All Mentality

Starting a business is a risky proposition after all. But for an entrepreneur, starting it is just one of the many risks that they are prepared to take. That’s the trait that makes fearless leaders out of them. If their business idea succeeds, even that isn’t enough to whet their voracious appetites as they are constantly thinking of starting the ‘next big thing’.

Risking it al  Mentality

Iron-Clad Tenacity

Think they will wilt at the first sign of trouble? You guessed wrong. The average entrepreneur doesn’t call it quits and they have the persistence, drive and patience to explore their ideas until all avenues are exhausted. This makes entrepreneurs pretty thick-skinned and able to navigate through tough times.

Iron clad Tenacity

A Chameleon-Like Ability To Adapt

Sometimes, it’s the economy that gives way. Sometimes it’s the shift in customer tastes and perceptions. Times can be fickle for entrepreneurs but they do know that adaptability is a must to stay in the game. There are a lot of unknown variables in the form of business requirements and marketplace climate that an entrepreneur is bound to encounter when pitching an extremely radical idea. But that’s what made the iPad and the iPod before it possible. People can embrace change and entrepreneur’s adaptability is a prime reason behind this.

A Chameleon like Ability to Adapt

Curiosity Doesn’t Kill The Entrepreneurial Cat

What drives entrepreneurs forward? Turns out it’s the good old-fashioned curiosity to see their ideas through. The allure of riches isn’t the guiding reason behind many entrepreneurial ambitions. It’s their own curiosity that becomes an engine of innovation and success for them. They have it in themselves to ask hard questions and then to attempt solving those questions and problems that they may very well encounter. They are always thinking up solutions and strategies for their idea to become reality.

Curiosity Doesn’t Kill The Entrepreneurial Cat

A Competitive Spirit

So apparently entrepreneurs have a lot riding on realizing their goals. Being high-functioning individuals, what entrepreneurship doesn’t like a competition or two? Because after all, most entrepreneurs are there to prove their mettle to the world and that means that they have a burning desire to be at the top of Successville.

A Competitive Spirit


Entrepreneurs are an energetic bunch and their boundless energy means that they won’t stop at anything in order to achieve their goals. It is fair to say that the probability of people that are born to become entrepreneurs is more than those for whom entrepreneurship is an acquired taste. Only surveys can give us a good look into some of the most pertinent and visible traits that entrepreneurs share as part of an invisible collective.

About The Author

Kelvin Stiles is a tech enthusiast and works as a marketing consultant at SurveyCrest – FREE online survey software and publishing tools for academic and business use. He is also an avid blogger and a comic book fanatic.