October 16, 2015

What It Takes to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

I am often asked to describe what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. First off…I am probably just as clueless as the next person. I don’t profess to have any sort of grand wisdom or insights. But I will say this, if you want to be successful in today’s economy…one of the things you will definitely need is grit. You going to need to grit it out…you are going to need to be okay with skipping some meals…skipping some sleep…and putting in the 80 to 100 hours a week for months or years at a time.

Success requires persistent effort and a relentless pursuit of everything you hold dear in your heart. A burning desire for your definite purpose.

In my opinion, there is no such thing as an overnight success. We just suddenly hear about someone new — when in actuality — that person had been gritting it out for years, maybe decades until the became that overnight sensation.

If you want to achieve the level of success that you dream about — you’re going to have to put in all the work. It’s up to you to achieve your goals — you can’t wait around for success to find you.

So, if you have an idea for a business — awesome. Onward with gusto — and grit it out!

Stephen Woessner

Stephen is the CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation podcast. He is the author of two bestselling books, speaker, trainer, and his digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and other media.