Nov 05, 2015 06:00 AM EST

3 Characteristics That Successful Entrepreneurs Have

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SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 10: Travis Kalanick, CEO and Co-Founder of Uber, arrives for the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 10, 2012 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have been invited to attend the conference which begins Tuesday. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Mark Zuckerberg (co-founder of Facebook), Travis Kalanick (CEO of Uber) and Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks) are some of the world's famous entrepreneurs of today. These people proved us that though being an entrepreneur is hard, it is still not impossible to be successful in it. If you also want to be what they are today, you have one thing to do, and that is to acquire the characteristics and traits that all of them similarly have.

These are the three most important characteristics that helped these successful entrepreneurs be what they are at present:


Business website Queenic noted a quotation from former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela: "A winner is a dreamer who never gives up." If you want to succeed in anything in life, even in business, you must remember not to let fear hold you back. You will never achieve anything if you will never take risks. Always back up your courage with advices from mentors to strengthen your edge. Also, remember to surround yourself with people who have faith in you. At times when failure looms, these people will be the ones who will share their strength with you and will help you be motivated once again.


This is considered to be one of the most important traits needed to be a successful entrepreneur. Follow the things you love and make it your business foundation. That way you will never lose a reason to push through your business even if the waves of challenges knock it off the track. According to AboutMoney, "Having a business passion makes sense, and has proven to be a key factor for many successful small business owners."


Forbes stated that being focused is one of the most difficult skills to master because of so many factors that will try to grab your attention. Some of these factors include market competition, business problems and financial instability. But don't dwell on these factors so much or else you will never be successful in this field. No matter what happens, just keep your focus towards the path of success. In the end, you'll notice that you're already overcoming these negative factors one by one.

Being an entrepreneur is a difficult task but all these skills can be learned. So don't be discouraged. If you notice your skill is not enough, go improve yourself. Your success will determine on how you work hard for it.

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