Ever wondered how it feels like to have an entrepreneurial spirit?
An entrepreneurial spirit is an approach to thinking that actively makes the change, rather than to wait for the change.
It’s the attitude that makes you think and believe there is nothing you can’t accomplish.
You take ownership of your life and continually open up to new opportunities and possibilities. You feel motivated, inspired, and capable of doing anything that comes your way.
You go after a big vision and give yourself a chance to try something that you have never done before. This is what it feels like to have an entrepreneurial spirit.
And you do not have to own a company to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive. You might possess it while doing a specific activity or actively working within a job.
Here are 15 indicators to find you have the spirit of an entrepreneur alive in you!
“I’m using passion in the fullest sense of the word: a deep, fervent emotion, a state of intense desire; an enthusiastic ardor for something or someone.” – Cassandra King
Being passionate isn’t just about knowing – it’s also about feeling. You get the utmost emotion about something you are passionate about.
Passion can get you to do amazing things. Even the tough work becomes sweet when you’re passionate about something.
Whenever people with an entrepreneurial spirit talk about their passion, they light up, and you can hear it in their words and eyes.
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you feel you have a purpose in your life.
Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction. – Brendon Burchard
People who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive make things happen. Instead of getting upset about their weaknesses, they ask themselves, “Why can’t I?”
They love challenges and goals that push them beyond their comfort zones. They are the ones who push through boundaries and make things possible.
The one great outcome to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive is you always have something to look forward to. You get joyous of experiences and results yet to happen in your lives.
“It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” – Mae Jemison
Life is filled with things worth pursuing and some not worth doing. People with the spirit of an entrepreneur are most passionate about what they believe to be worthwhile, and the rest seems like a distraction. They know what makes their heart tick and are willing to ignore the rest.
It’s not easy to act in spite of how you feel. There is always a daily battle on what you feel like doing versus what you should be doing.
As you move forward with your goals, you don’t let your feelings to make you miss a fantastic, life-changing opportunity.
You love to have your freedom of choice. You get excited when any new project comes up. It’s about having the freedom to do anything you want, and create the value you wish to see in the world.
You are at the point where you want to contribute to the world. You want to share your gifts to increase the quality of life of others through your products or services.
Along with a strong desire to contribute, you are much driven by growth. You want to make progress in your life and also see others progress in their lives.
You have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish. You don’t let life happen to you but take charge of everything you want to do. You set goals from 3, 5 and 10 years from now, and make an action plan on reaching there.
You live to bring the vision of the future into the present now. You are forward-thinking and love seeing the bigger picture.
You know your unique gifts, and you want to share them with the world. The more you do what you are great at, the more impact you create in the world.
You know what needs to be done and don’t hesitate to make decisions that will lead you to success. You seize the opportunity and get the job done. You don’t think if it’s a right or a wrong decision. You act on it and know the outcome.
Accomplishments and results are fun. But it’s not the only thing that drives you to take action. You simply love the process of creation.
When you are excited about your journey ahead, you often must overcome your fears of failure and the unknown.
But even if you are afraid, you must move forward. Your commitment to the goal overcomes your fear, and that’s what an entrepreneurial spirit feels like.
Having great endurance is more important than being smart or charismatic.
You dare to keep going despite being tired and continue to work through to be top performers.
If you’ve answered YES to any of the above points, then you possess an entrepreneurial spirit within you.
There is nothing that you can’t be, do or have when you believe in it hard enough. Now, go ahead and spark that light in the world!