Entrepreneurs are doing a lot of great things and there are several people who would have given up because they couldn’t withstand the challenges that come with striving to succeed in entrepreneurship. To start a business and go far as an entrepreneur, there are pitfalls that must be avoided. Here are three pitfalls that can destroy your entrepreneurship dreams:

Quitting When Things Are Hard

When things are hard and the future is uncertain, the level of your hard work, your persistence and optimism should rise high enough to defeat the challenges of the day. What else will you rather do than heed Alan Kay’s words which say “the best way to predict a future is to invent it”, another sincere advice lies in the words of Colin Powell stating that “a dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

Falling For Distractions

Focus is as important as hard work, total commitment and quality result can only be achieved in a short period of time when distractions are avoided. Even Thomas Edison admitted that his success happened as a result of total commitment, in his words; he said “I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom. Seventy-five of us worked 20 hours every day and only slept four hours and we thrived on it.”

Avoid Time Wasting

Time is an important asset to an entrepreneur; timing and time management should be duly learned and always put into practice by an entrepreneur. Using your time judiciously means avoiding dilly dallying or procrastination, Walt Disney said “the best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing”. An entrepreneur must be smart enough to properly time when to act and when to exercise restraint.


This article was written by Sule Muhammed Lawwal


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