How do Entrepreneurs think? Overcoming adversity: The mindset of an entrepreneur

Turning misfortune into opportunities

“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”

Henry Ford

Let’s face it. Most of us have not been born with a silver spoon in our mouths. We don’t have the cash or opportunities that others might have to achieve our goals. It might seem that way, but if you think of it differently, we all have the opportunity, it just doesn’t come in the same package.

The package may not be as pretty, as expensive or flashy, but the package IS THERE! All we need to do is reach out and grab it. Some of the greatest entrepreneurs have clawed their way out of poverty and the most adverse circumstances. The types of circumstances that will bring most of us to our knees.

What sets these giants apart from the rest of us, is that they had their eye firmly on the prize. So much so, that they couldn’t even see their adversity in their periphery vision. Their goal was the only thing in sight, the only thing they were willing to spend their time and emotions on.

Most of these entrepreneurs faced devastating circumstances and failures. Despite risking everything, and sometimes losing everything (many times more than once), they never lost their confidence and unwavering belief that they will succeed, no matter what.