These rules for living will contribute to lifelong success as an entrepreneur. Today I have an adaptation of the 10 Rules for Being Human by Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott that I would like to apply to entrepreneurs. These are timeless rules for success in living an entrepreneurial life, as follows:
1. You will receive entrepreneurial opportunities. You may like them or not, but if you choose them they will be yours for the entire period, however long it is.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life…and your school of life goes by the title of Entrepreneur. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons, experience failure and occasionally to savor success. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant, stupid and unfair.
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. The growth and maturing of an entrepreneur is a process of trial, error and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”