The Top Three Traits Every Successful Entrepreneur Should Have

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What are the main characteristics of a successful entrepreneur? originally appeared on Quora: the place to acquire and share knowledge, enabling people to learn from others and better understand the world.

Reply by Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD, Business and Branding Mentor, Corporate Trainer and Author, on Quora:

I think the three main traits of a successful entrepreneur are tenacity, creativity and resilience. Business owners need to be very persistent and motivated – don’t stop until they get to where they want to go or achieve what they set out to do. As an entrepreneur, you also need to be creative and constantly think of new ways to market and present things. This is how you will continue to innovate and promote your business over the long term it takes to thrive. You can never stand still in business.

Finally, entrepreneurs must be extremely resilient. When they fall and fail (which is inevitable as business owners) they have to hang on and work on my Plan B, C, D, E, and F. It’s not that they can’t feel bad about setbacks – they can – but they just can’t dwell on them. They must develop strategies to reset their mindset in the face of obstacles and keep moving towards success with a positive attitude.

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