The Psychology Of Success
from the what-do-you-care-what-other-people-think? dept
New research is starting to come out concerning the mindset of entrepreneurs. The more traditional view had always been that they were big risk takers, because they simply didn’t see the risks they were taking. The more recent research shows a slight difference. It’s not that they don’t perceive risk at all – entrepreneurs were still just as worried about risky ventures – but that they simply don’t dwell on the reasons why they might fail. They tend to focus on the reasons they are likely to succeed. At the same time (and perhaps more importantly), they don’t care what other people think about them. So, while worries about failure will hinder some people from taking the plunge, entrepreneurs don’t really care what others will think about them if they fail – because they don’t expect to fail.