Get All Access for $5/mo

Important Things Every Entrepreneurs Need To Embrace Before embarking on that legendary journey

By Bhavik Sarkhedi

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.


Whether you are in the early 20s or late 30s, a lot of things change without a doubt but what doesn't change is the way we look at ourselves. We consider scrutinizing ourselves every now and then little realizing that there is so much to appreciate. There are times when we forget to love ourselves and be thankful for the skin we are happily breathing into. There are times when we are way too cruel to ourselves and this needs to be stopped. You cannot love someone else and fill the self-love deficit because in the end, it is you, inside your own skin, around the universe to love yourself.

Entrepreneurship has traditionally been defined as the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which typically begins as a small business, offering a product, process or service. Entrepreneurs have the capacity and willingness to develop, organize, and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit. But sometimes they fail due to lack of funding, bad business decisions, an economic crisis or a combination of all of these. This is why they should know certain things that would be essential on their entrepreneurial journey.

Let us have a look at the things that we need to embrace today:

Your flaws

You are a human and humans are filled with flaws. These flaws are the reason what makes them unique from each other. It doesn't matter if your teeth are smaller in size, you are too short or too tall, you lack fair skin or your hair is frizzy beyond control because these flaws that make you left perfect makes you more of a human.

Your mistakes

How often do your forgive others but keep reminding yourself of your mistake? Just stop doing that. As stated before, we are humans and we are bound to make mistakes. Stop embracing yourself for the mistake you have committed instead learn the lesson, by heart it and move ahead in life, that is the most beautiful thing about mistakes. These mistakes never defined you but what you do after these mistakes definitely defines you to a larger extent.

Your past

Your business might fail, you might have gone bankrupt but it's all about focusing on the present. Just, forget past. Moving on out of past is tough and so is forgetting it. But, here is the trick, the more you are trying to avoid your past from confronting you, the more it is going to badly haunt you. Listen, take a deep breath and let it go. Look into the eyes of your past, accept it and embrace it for enough long to let it go.

Your failures

While success is celebrated with great pompous and celebrations, failure deserves the celebration too. Successful people do not succeed in one go, they land among the stars numerous times while shooting towards the mood. But, the beauty of failures is that they teach you. They teach you lessons that success doesn't. So don't look down upon yourself for the number of failures you carry in your kitty. Instead, embrace your failures exactly how you celebrate your success.

Your Solitary

While you meet numerous people in the span of your life, not everyone is meant to stay there for you and with you. Some might simply surpass making you feel absolutely lonely for a moment, days or months. But, the more you try to hide your loneliness the more it is going to swarm on you. Just relax and let the feel sink in deep. Let yourself sulk in loneliness after all this is just a phase and hence it is going to pass soon. You have marched to a path others don't dare to. You ought to be strong during this phase.

Bhavik Sarkhedi

Author of The Weak Point Dealer

Being bibliophilic in nature and engaged in personal diary writing since I was 9, the enthusiasm I have for writing can be expressed clearly when I write about the intersection of Technology,  Startup, Entrepreneurship and Juggle themBohemian by nature, Rapper by Passion, Story-Teller by Soul, and a Wanderlust, he wants to explore the intersection of philosophy and psychology. He is smartly dumb, genius moron, dynamically stubborn and occasionally an engineer. Die hard fan of TV seasons and  fictional characters- Sheldon Cooper, Chandler Bing, Charlie Harper, Daenerys Targaryen, Barney Stinson, Joey Tribianni and Tyrion Lannister.  Writes about Social Media, Entrepreneurship, Startups, Latest Tech Trends. The author of The Weak Point Dealer and 'Will You Walk A Mile?'

Growing a Business

How to Overcome the Challenges of Remote Work in the Professional Services Industry

Some businesses need to meet in person, but for many service companies, the question is whether being remote has advantages. We look at what the challenges are and how to overcome them.

Science & Technology

There's No Margin for Error in Cybersecurity — Here's How to Build a Strong Online Defense through Everyday Habits

Learn how everyday habits and practices can enhance your organization's security posture.


He Didn't Want to Lead His $1 Billion Business the Same Way Anymore — Here's How the High-Stakes Switch-Up Paid Off

Advait Shinde, co-founder and former CEO of educational software company GoGuardian, was ready for a change. So was former COO of LegalZoom Rich Preece.

Science & Technology

How AI Is Being Used to Improve Cybersecurity for Businesses of All Sizes

Discussing the role of AI in cybersecurity, the challenges that cybersecurity teams are facing and future trends that governments and businesses need to be aware of.

Growing a Business

How I Simplify All My To-Do Lists With This One Simple Practice

Focus on continuous, high-impact tasks that drive growth to simplify your startup's operations into a few clear, actionable sentences.