If you are running your own business and are wondering if you are doing well at it, you should go figure out if you were born to be an entrepreneur or not. If it turns out that you don’t have what it takes to be a successful businessman, there’s no reason to feel miserable. It wouldn't even mean that you don’t have the potential to succeed in owning a business. You can easily think of it as a sign that you should instead let your talents be used by a good employer.

After investing a lot of money, time and effort in your venture that doesn't seem to be going anywhere, it is time that you have some sort of self-evaluation to determine if entrepreneurship is the right path for you. Below are some signs that you were not born to be an entrepreneur:

1. It is hard for you to stay focused.
Your inability to focus on even one aspect of your business can lead to its failure. Many entrepreneurs have the ability to form multiple business ideas, but not all of them are capable of developing all of their business ideas. While it is important for a businessman to keep on discovering what else to offer, he should still remain focused on developing the first one. Otherwise, there is almost no chance of him to succeed in his other business ideas.

2. You think success can come overnight.
If you are a big fan of reality TV shows and believe that you can be as lucky as those who became instant success, entrepreneurship might not be for you. Success that isn't earned isn't likely to be lasting. Of course, what you want for your business is long term and permanent success. Great entrepreneurs know that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to succeed in the world of business.

3. You believe technology is all you need.
In this era of modern technology, it’s only natural that you feel computers and the internet can keep your business running and growing. But while it is true that the many kinds of administration tools out there aid in running a company, you cannot just rely on what technology can do for you. If your business involves dealing with people, then you have to be good at it. A good entrepreneur knows how important it is to establish good relationships with people, including business partners and customers.

In general, entrepreneurs dream of making their businesses successful although not all are able to do that. If running your own business is your priority but you don’t think you are fit to become a businessman, there’s no reason you shouldn't try getting someone who could run the business with you. Or better yet, you could opt to enhance your talents as an employee. This isn't an easy decision to make, but is crucial in determining which career path you had better take.

Author's Bio: 

Cecile Peterkin is a certified career and retirement coach, and a registered member of the Career Professionals of Canada and the International Coach Federation. She is also the Founder and Senior Career Strategist at Cosmic Coaching Centre, provider of career and life management services for middle managers and mid-career professionals across Canada, United States and Europe.