Everyone can start a business but not everyone can sell. We’re not trying to throw water into your fire, and we believe that perseverance is a virtue, but it really helps to know when to quit, when to take a pause, or when to take another road. Here are some telltale signs that you are not cut out to be an entrepreneur.
You are more comfortable in taking orders.
There are two types of people, leaders and followers. Which one are you?
If you are the kind of person who can make a decision on your toes and have no qualms about giving orders, then you’re probably born to lead. But if, on the other hand, you’re more comfortable taking the supporting role and doing things exactly as you were told, then perhaps entrepreneurship is not meant for you.
You prefer it easy and breezy.
There is nothing pleasant about entrepreneurship, which is why entrepreneurs are among the toughest bunch. They can face insecurity, instability, and indecision on a regular basis. They know what hard work means. Sleepless nights and uneasy days are their regular visitors, yet they never quit because they know that hard work is equals to great reward.
You don’t like to offend people, and you get along with everyone.
While entrepreneurship requires good people skills, every day is not going to be about exchanging pleasantries, wide grinning, and congratulatory backslapping.
There will be days when you have to disrupt the routine, break the rules, incense people, and make others feel uncomfortable. So, if you have never been in an argument, a shouting match, a breakup, or any interpersonal problems, you’re probably better off as a diplomat—no, forget about entrepreneurship.
You believe that there’s nothing wrong with the world.
What do you see when you look at the world? Is everything fine and perfect? No changes necessary? Do you always see the glass half full? Then you probably don’t feel the need to bring something new to the market.
We were taught that pessimism is a bad thing. But did you know that innovation happens because some people believe that the wheel needs fixing even when it ain’t broken? Entrepreneurs don’t see the world as perfect. They believe that there is always something to do to improve it.