Starting anything new takes a bit of courage, whether its learning how to snowboard, play a guitar or bake a soufflé. You’re going to have setbacks, frustrations and times when you just want to quit altogether. The courage to keep at it, no matter how hard it seems, is what leads to eventual success. It’s not about getting it perfect the first time, it’s about keeping at it until it works. The same goes for business.
It’s easy to look at successful entrepreneurs and think they just magically landed at the top. But, if you talk to them, you’ll find most experienced failures and serious moments of doubt along the way. What sets successful entrepreneurs apart is their focus and persistence . Hiscox’s new Courageous Leaders (external link) docuseries features entrepreneurs including Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Bethany Lyons, founder of Lyons Den Power Yoga and others talking about how they found the courage to keep going when times were tough. Their stories are inspiring and a reminder for the next generation of entrepreneurs that the road to success is rarely a straight path. There will be detours and stumbles along the way, but the only way to make it to the top of the mountain is to keep pushing forward.