Where do Entrepreneurs Find Motivation?
Published on: 24.03.2017
You know the feeling. When you have a good idea, you go from “omg this is going to change the world” to “This is crazy, what am I thinking?” No matter what thought crosses your mind, remember that good and bad emotions have a major impact. In many cases the excitement of daring the impossible has the same effect as the fear of not taking any risk. These are two feelings that can keep you up all the night till you take action. Like Kierkegaard said: Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Entrepreneurs know that success depends both on their actions or inactions. They also know that in major number of cases fear is imagined. Therefore, they know the dosage that helps to move out of stagnancy, because they’re not extraterrestrials. They’re people like you and me who have their doubts and want to achieve a goal. But what what keeps them pushing through the path to success?
Money and financial stability
This is the first but not the most important reason’ yet it motivates all. Money provides a kind of freedom and financial safety and sometimes it goes as fast as it comes.
Less material reasons
A lot of business owners find motivation in the way how other people such as their employees or the community may benefit from their success. The fulfillment of a lifelong dream, satisfied customers or giving back to the community are other factors that motivate numerous entrepreneurs.
Lord Byron said that fame is the thirst of youth. However, not everything that famous people do is admirable. Fame can be a trap and just like money, it can fail. Don’t fall for it.
The thrill of solving a problem. Some people solve difficult math equations, not me, and others, maybe you, try to solve problems like starvation, illiteracy, dirty water, poverty. All depends on their idea and the country where they live. What about you? What’s the major problem in that part of the world where you live and what motivates you to stand by your idea?