One of the most common entrepreneurship myth is the idea that an entrepreneur is a typical tech founder: Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg. We see their lifestyles and success and feel that their version of success is the only kind. If we’re not getting million dollar investments, if we’re not based in Silicon Valley, if we’re not rubbing elbows with CEOs of massive companies, we’re not really succeeding. And this is only the pressure we put on ourselves.
None of this is true. There are ton of “truths” about entrepreneurs that are false. They put unnecessary pressure on us to fit into a singular definition of “success”. They only hurts us because we measure ourselves against unrealistic standards that we think everyone is meeting. Here are some common entrepreneurship myths debunked: