What Is One Thing That Successful Entrepreneurs Do That You Are Not?

Ron Hoekstra
3 min readSep 20, 2021


Are you success focused? Successful Entrepreneurs tend to think in a different way than non entrepreneurs. But what is one thing that you can do that will help you become more successful too? In this article I try to help you find out.

We often look at other people’s success and wonder how come they are so successful? Is it pure luck? Did they have a rich uncle that supported them? What is it?

Although success is different per individual. There are things that most successful entrepreneurs have in common.

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They are not afraid to fail because they know that failure is just an obstacle on the road to success. What I mean by that is that a person that starts an entrepreneurial journey knows he has to solve a lot of problems. He doesn’t know yet what kind of things he has to face. But he knows it ain’t easy. But he also knows that if he sticks to it he can succeed.

He sees failure as a part of growing, and uses his failure to grow even bigger. He will not stop just because he failed once. And he doesn’t feel like a failure because as long as he doesn’t quit, he still has a chance to succeed.

Most people that quit entrepreneurship, they tried it once and failed, and tell themselves that they are not fit for it. That they don’t have what it takes. I might agree with them. Not everybody has what it takes. But knowledge is obtainable, and everybody can be motivated to reach a goal.

Failure is only a small part on the road to success. And most successful people will not be remembered for their failures. But most of them will tell you that they failed, allot.

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Let’s take Nicolas Cage for example. You might have heard that he lost all his fortune. 150 Million to be precise. You might call that a big failure. But, Cage seemed to have learned something and his wealth is growing again. At this point his net-worth is around 25 million. Huge respect for that! And god knows where his net-worth will be in 10 years. Can you imagine having that much money? Few people can.

So what is it that most successful people have in common? They don’t give up, no matter how often they fail. A good book that on this topic is from Scott Adams, with the title: How To Fail at Almost Everything And Still Win Big. In his book he goes over some of his biggest failures in life, and shows you that you still can win big even if you fail a lot.

Many of us are raised in a society where failure is not accepted. The youth are taught that they can’t make mistakes otherwise they fail in life. I have no idea why we teach our children this. Why we teach them to be afraid to fail? It makes them good followers, but followers often tend to be broke. People that take risks on the other hand are the ones that are the top earners.

So, from now on, when you are faced with a decision and you are afraid to fail. Try to look past it, and focus on what is after you have solved the problem, dont focus on the problem itself.

I hope I didn’t ramble on too long and you get my point. Good luck and if you are interested in more content, please check out my blog:


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Ron Hoekstra

I am a online entrepreneur, with the focus on helping others succeed, and grow their businesses.