Why Do You Really Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

Every entrepreneur has their own personal reasons for striking out on their own. Some want to change the world, others simply want to do work that makes them happy. But these motives aren’t often what drives the entrepreneurs who find success; the most successful are often driven by something a little messier, like a thirst for recognition or revenge. Do you have the underlying desire necessary to take your company to new heights?

In order to find out, you’re going to have dig deep and answer some very specific questions about yourself. For example, what fundamental fear or desire would entrepreneurial success satisfy for you? Some simply fear failure or embarrassment, others are driven by a past of economic hardship. If you have a hard time answering this question, look at it another way: what makes you so angry you can’t control yourself? If someone makes an offhanded comment suggesting you’re lazy and you erupt in anger, that means you’re getting close to an inner motivation you don’t yet fully understand. If you can find the thing that drives you toward success, not your external goals but the thing deep inside you, and harness it, you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Read the full article here: 5 Questions to Help You Find Out Why You Really Want to Be an Entrepreneur