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Besides, a vision for the future makes it easy to identify new opportunities and goals and in the process, an entrepreneur assures themselves of business continuity.According to Corbett et al. (2013), it is proven that successful entrepreneurs do not fear failure but rather, they take it as a lesson to improve their performance in the future. Here, there is a reflection that taking a risk is part of the business process, and a successful entrepreneur should always have the readiness to fail once things go wrong. In other words, an unsuccessful entrepreneur is a person that keeps asking themselves questions about if they had things differently, and this practice is a show of regret. With the preparedness to deal with
CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ENTREPRENEUR3failure, another attribute identified as meant for an entrepreneur is practicing confidence and optimism. Essentially, confidence and optimism define the practice of believing in oneself, enjoying what they do and showing dedication to a business idea or project (Morris et al., 2012). Decisions made out of confidence usually work because once made, the decision-maker follows them to the letter and ensures they are achieved no matter what it takes. All businesses need to survive. However, having the guts and drive to develop this need to survive is what counts as a successful entrepreneur (Renko, Shrader & Simon, 2012). Surviving in business and as an entrepreneur calls for an individual to design their business orentrepreneurship premises for success. Some of the aspects to consider in relation to the need to survive include forging a productive relationship with the clients, designing the business