7The Entrepreneurial Spirit

So excellence builds our path towards meaning by giving us an edge. Knowing this is a great first step. But how do we proceed? And how do we maintain progress through what can seem like a dense thicket of false starts, setbacks and seemingly insurmountable barriers?

We become an entrepreneur, that's how. Don't worry, this isn't a treatise to starting a business: or, at least, not just starting a business. It's about bundling the outsider's previously-disabling attributes and turning them into an unstoppable force for achievement. The entrepreneurial spirit is not only enabling, it's curative: forcing us to adopt a growth mindset as well as giving us the required drive to plan and achieve our goals – all while remaining ...

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