Entrepreneurs and small business owners are a special breed. Knowing lots of them and being one myself, I know very well the ups and downs of the status. Many of us dream about being successful with what we have created, but many of us can’t realize the dream of getting big, for various reasons. Some of the reasons that make many give up are lack of patience, persistence and ability of “taking hits and adjust”.
Having a top product, in your opinion, is often not good enough. Sometimes it takes years to get ready for the “big launch”. Have a look at this slideshare from Firmex and see how other entrepreneurs and business owners made out before they became big. At the time, calling some of them “Underdog” was already a stretch. Hint, this is a good motivator for those that are on the edge.
Keep in mind,” big” is relative. Some want to be big in the world and some are happy to be big in their local community. You don’t have to be a “World Champion” to be considered successful.