Starting out as an entrepreneur can be a life-changing experience, as you take the first steps towards business growth and ultimately success. However, to make it happen, you will need to make some adjustments in your life and attitude to thrive.

Entrepreneurship will also mean that there are many things you need to sacrifice and give up in order to succeed, but here we are going to look at the three characteristics you need to gain if you don’t already have them: grit, courage and tenacity.



Grit is the dedication and perseverance needed to overcome all the odds when they can appear to be stacked against you. You need to believe in not only yourself but the product or service that you are developing and marketing.

It is the fortitude and persistence to knuckle down and do whatever it takes to get the job done, tackle the obstacles, and make yourself stronger throughout your journey.



Courage is the ability to look fear in the face and charge forward anyway. Starting out on such an adventure will come with risks and uncertainty, and undoubtedly many sleepless nights of worry, but it is those who harness their courage who thrive and achieve their goals.

Step out of your comfort zone, face the fear, and be brave.



They say you make your own luck, but that isn’t how luck works. Make your own success by capitalising on what you have right in front of you, and seize any opportunities that can propel you to the next level.

Tenacity is the determination and persistence to get what you want, and to grab hold of it firmly when the chance arises, and to be prepared for it when it arrives. Wishing for it to happen and land in your lap is a plan that’s designed to fail.


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