Do you have what it takes?

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The first thought that haunts every aspiring entrepreneur is, “Have I got what it takes?”

The idea of having your dream company sure is flowery, but there are months and years of grueling days and sleepless nights that go into taking it where you aspire to.

So what do these successful entrepreneurs have that always keeps them a step ahead of the others? What gives them the edge?

Over the next series of posts, let us uncover some of the major skills that can turn a yearning idea into a successful company.

The most important skill you need to be successful, irrespective of your college education or any sort of training is perseverance. The first things that we ever learnt in our lives, how to walk, to talk, to eat, have all been through constant effort. Focus, on that one goal and then build your short term objectives around it.

Learn from your mistakes. Take the lesson. Move ahead.

You are allowed to fall, but if you don’t hold the passion to stand back up, you never will.

Most aspiring entrepreneurs get diverted by the small obstacles that come their way and instead of thinking more about the long term goals, they start focusing on what comes next. NO. No business always works as planned but perseverance will keep you going even when the going gets tough. Halt, plan and change what needs to be changed.

It is the flexibility to adapt that will keep you moving in bleak outlooks.

Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take you to accomplish it, the time will pass anyway.”