The only person you are destined to become
is the person you decide to be.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s the great debate – nature or nurture. Which is more important, more influential, to who you are today?
The drive needed for entrepreneurship is tied strongly to nurture – the circumstances and experiences along your life.
The major indicator of success is found in what you decide to do about the situation you find yourself in – your underlying nature.
Do you see a problem as an opportunity – something to overcome, a hill to take?
Or is a problem insurmountable in your mind – a task that requires the strength and intellect of another better equipped?
It’s only with a herculean mindset – an unreasonable belief in your ability – that breakout success can be achieved.
Common advice is to be “passionate about your business” – I say you must be “passionate about your problem”.
What problem do you feel is yours to solve?
I have the honor of interviewing individuals every day that have decided who they want to be. For example:
- Darrah Brustein saw a need for a better way to network, so she created Network Under 40
- Autumn Manning developed YouEarnedIt to address the often broken process of employee recognition
- Craig Rabin harnessed 3D printing and a set of airline seats to develop Airhook, and
- Jon Sumroy invented Mifold so every child would want and use their booster seat, no excuses.
Kelly Burton built Bodyology to address a problem.
She shared some of the wisdom she has learned in
Who are you destined to become? Only you can decide.