Last week I was talking to a soon-to-be startup founder and I asked why he wanted to start this new company. Easy, he said — after working at other startups, and the most recent one being a success, he believes he can do it. Watching the founders in action showed him that he has the skills and work ethic.
Seeing is believing as a potential entrepreneur.
Many stories have been written about the quest to run a mile in less than four minutes. No person had achieved this feat until Roger Banister in 1954. Once he did it other runners realized it was possible and many more followed suit. Today, over 1,400 people have done it.
Seeing is believing for human potential.
As an entrepreneur, it’s one thing to read about startups on TechCrunch or watch founder stories on YouTube, but it’s an entirely different, more powerful experience to see another founder succeed. Seeing the founders in action shows they’re merely human, like everyone else. They had an idea, entered the arena, and made it happen.
Want to be an entrepreneur?
Join an entrepreneur group.
Work at a startup.
Seeing other entrepreneurs succeed is one of the most powerful forces for potential entrepreneurs.