On the topic of success and entrepreneurial spirit … I ran into a statement of Steve Jobs’ today.
I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
Now, as someone who has an uncanny proclivity for pure perseverance … I first want to say “thank you, Steve Jobs” … but of course, being who I am … I must follow my thanks with this:
If half of what separates a successful entrepeneur from his unsuccessful counterparts is “pure perseverance” …
Then what constitutes the other half of the equation?
Obviously perseverance alone will not lead to success. At the least it will lead to a level of rabidity. So, Steve Jobs, I wish to toss this into the discussion:
Entrepreneurial success relies on two things: Perseverance and Wit.
Those entrepreneurs with Wit and Perseverance will find themselves a success.
Those who only find themselves with Perseverance, will find themselves to be half-wits.
I know, I know … a silly addition to the discussion. But then, I have a quirky conception of success and of what makes a pure entrepreneur successful.