Being an entrepreneur is not easy. Although there is no right or wrong way to be successful, there are many things those aspiring to be entrepreneurs should try to shy away from.

Here are 6 things successful leaders avoid at all costs:

Comparing your success to someone else’s

Some might identify their success in terms of how much money they have, how big their house is, or the type of cars they drive. And others might view their success by considering their own success as a mixture things:

  • the satisfaction of making a difference
  • fulfilling a long-held desire
  • blazing a trail
  • investing in important relationships

Giving up

Success is not a result of giving up. In order to succeed you must be determined and passionate about your goals and your future.

Stop being curious

Successful entrepreneurs are lifelong learners. They never stop being curious about the world around them and as a result continuously seek ways to improve themselves.

Believe their is an ā€œIā€ in team

They are aware that it is impossible to do everything by themselves. Instead they focus on the areas where their talents and skills will be best utilized.

Focus on the past

Successful entrepreneurs know that focusing on the past will not help them find success in the future. So, rather than thinking about what could have or should have happened, they fix what they can and prevent it from happening again in the future.

Believe in perfect timing

They have a clear understanding of what it takes to be successful. They also know there is no better time than the present to pursue their dreams.