There’s no reason to overcomplicate this.
You deserve it straight, so here it is.
One thing that you can do to give yourself the best shot at entrepreneurial success is to persist through all the bullshit.
When we think of our entrepreneurial icons–my personal favorites are Thomas Edison, Sara Blakely, and my dad–it’s tough to nail down exactly what made them successful. There are lots of people looking for common traits among great entrepreneurs. Some of those people are even onto something!
But by definition, entrepreneurs can’t be put in a pretty little box.
One of the only things that each and every single successful entrepreneur in the history of the world has done is persist through bullshit.
That lasted. They continued.
And they won.