A recent Wall Street Journal article titled “How to turn your kids into entrepreneurs” states there are crucial psychological traits an entrepreneur needs to succeed. These attributes include being adventurous, dependable, stable, observant, and a team player.
The article suggests fostering these traits at a young age helps children develop them. We are all the result of our past experiences and our environment – how we were raised, what we’ve learned, and how our personality and character have developed. In expanding a child’s mind, it gives them the opportunity to dream and the ambition to go after their dream.
This makes me believe long-term success comes down to emotional intelligence and character. It’s not only about the bright ideas, but how those bright ideas are taken by certain individuals with certain traits and turned into a successful business.
What do you think? Are there specific characteristics in entrepreneurs that help them succeed?