The 4 Daily Disciplines of a Successful Entrepreneur

By Eliakim Thorpe


Throughout the history of the United States; entrepreneurship has been the very engine to our economy. An economy built upon the hopes, dreams, imagination, and innovation of entrepreneurs who believe in a vision inspired by a single idea to change the world. These are entrepreneurs who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to greatness, who are unwilling to submit to failure because of self-discipline, sacrifice, will power, and a continual pursuit to fulfill one’s entrepreneurial destiny.

Every entrepreneur must develop the 4D's of daily disciplines; determination, dedication, discrimination, and diligence if they are to manage today's challenging business environment. The entrepreneur functions in two worlds, an economy driven by profit and an entrepreneurial vision governed by purpose. In addition, an entrepreneur must develop the attribute of mental tenacity when waging war with the enemy of doubt and the temptation to give up one's dream of entrepreneurship. If the entrepreneur is firmly rooted by vision, faith, and service to humanity; they will be strengthened in the midst of economic volatility, determined in the midst of economic downturns, and empowered when feeling exhausted.

Entrepreneurs must not only learn to navigate the business world, but must also learn how to navigate their emotional world. It is the emotions of the entrepreneur which should be examined, evaluated and assessed daily to remove any mental/psychological hindrances so that the entrepreneur is positioned for lasting success. An entrepreneur must affirm his/her significance in this changing economy by being grounded in the values of: delayed-gratification, self-control, will power, and live with risk in an ever changing economy. These attributes will yield a great reward for the entrepreneur who can endure and remain steadfast in their commitment to create goods and services that benefit humanity. An entrepreneur's strong skill must be accompanied by his/her strong will (to achieve)! Greatness never comes easy, but can be achieved if the entrepreneur incorporates daily disciplines into his/her life through the vehicle of will power, self-control, determination, discrimination, dedication, and diligence. In the end, what drives an entrepreneur is: passion, purpose, profit, and service to his fellow man which can only be cultivated by will power and self-discipline.

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