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Aditya Madnani

Founder – President, The Alpha Urbane Project

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5 Common Habits Of A Successful Entrepreneur

The entrepreneurial spirit can be best defined as a flame of hope that ignites the mind to do something unique, impactful and contribute towards the growth and development of the society that we live in.

It is often said that success and healthy habits are synonymous to one another, especially for those with entrepreneurial drive. A habit is a tendency, a practice which if cultivated for the right reasons, helps decrease self-doubt, increase motivation and catalyse change every day with the right attitude. The entrepreneurial spirit can be best defined as a flame of hope that ignites the mind to do something unique, impactful and contribute towards the growth and development of the society that we live in.

What happens then, when the spirit of entrepreneurship and practice of healthy habits marry? Success. It isn’t however this simple a 3-step process. The journey to success is a symbolic one wherein one uses the flame of dream and hope to illuminate a pathway to responsibility, perseverance, financial stability and self-development.

Some questions I am often asked for running my own organization at 22 are “How did you manage to become so successful?” or “What is the secret behind your success story?”. The answer to this question has many answers. Many will tell you that alteration at your organization’s end can yield results but as I mentioned, the journey to success is more personal. It is ultimately your attitude and determination to do your best consistently, that will help you long term.

Below are a few tips to be noted in becoming successful entrepreneurs:

Take the leap of faith:

Entrepreneurship requires a “leap of faith.” An individual faith resembles his/her belief in something for which there is considerable uncertainty. Courage has shown to raise many entrepreneurs to succeed in the business world. However, the blind risk isn’t key either. One should have faith in one’s passion, originality, and novelty their contribution brings to progress.

Focus is more important than genius:

Rome wasn’t built in a day and similarly few new enterprises start successfully immediately. The journey to the top requires patience, passion, focus, and commitment, especially at a young age when life is full of possibilities.

To inspire, you must keep going:

Getting tired is not a habit worth cultivating unless it’s getting tired of doing the same thing. Stepping out of one’s comfort zone and exploring newer avenues within one’s business is key in expanding and being relevant to the constantly evolving market.

Divide responsibility and multiply success

Confidence is not synonymous with overconfidence. Dividing work, organizing a functional management hierarchy, and diligently leading is required in real progress.

You do you.

There may be many articles and habits passed down by pioneers in the industry as well the current successful generation, and taking advice and respecting the opinions of industry experts and well-wishers is always essential. Keeping that in mind however, as I have said above, it is ultimately a personal journey and your career path is your own to build, furnish, renovate and maintain.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this publishing house



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