“Entrepreneur-ship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.”

Entrepreneur as a term is becoming seriously overused, possibly even plagiarised (look that meaning up to get my gist). The number of times I have heard phrases along the lines of “entrepreneurs are all serially high risk takers”…. It just isn’t true; or rather it is all relative.
I like the above definition; it was conceived 37 years ago by professor Howard Stevenson.
Think of it this way :
Each time you want to make any important decision, there are two possible courses of action. You can look at the array of choices that present themselves, pick the best available option and try to make it fit. Or, you can do what the true entrepreneur does: figure out the best conceivable outcome and then make that available.
Rich Russakoff and Mary Goodman write “The entrepreneur typically measures his or her success based on the impact of their ideas,” they write. “The manager measures his or her success based on the achievement of pre-agreed performance indicators”

In this vein I urge everyone to start moving beyond accepting the choices put in front of you and being bold enough to add to that menu, choose a new restaurant, or even grow your own solutions. Be a tiny bit entrepreneurial,

By changing your habits and being bold, who knows where it might lead you.

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