Are Great Business Leaders Born Or Made?

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Do you want to be successful? Do you have the drive it takes to succeed in life and business? Many secrets can help you move forward on your road to success. The greatest of these secrets is that you, as the individual, are solely responsible for your success. No one can give you success; it is something that must be earned. Entrepreneurs understand that it is imperative to be personally committed to achieving success. A failure is always an option, and everyone knows that, but they choose to fight through the difficulties, just as they would in any other area of life.

They are aware that everything in life happens for a reason; if you cannot find a reason for this failure, then it wasn’t a failure after all. You were simply learning something new, and now you can move on with your life, knowing what not to do or what not to become involved with next time. The route to success is often obscured. So, are great business leaders born, or are they made?


Going By Your Gut Instinct

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Your gut instinct is a very useful tool when it comes to selecting new ventures. The greatest entrepreneurs always select the ventures that they feel they must do at the expense of their own will and interests. They regard their gut instinct as something priceless because it can help them become successful despite all odds.

Everything you do boils down to choice. If you choose to be successful, you are choosing to be happy. If you chose failure, then naturally, your happiness will be impacted by your own choices…which means there is absolutely no chance of being happy!

Mark Zuckerberg understood that following your convictions is the first step in becoming successful.

It is important to understand that anything worthwhile is worth working for. Most people believe success can be found without effort, but this simply isn’t true. If it were, then there would be no athletes or mothers who have achieved greatness in their chosen professions without going through years of hard work and dedication to the cause. Most people are unwilling to put in the effort required because they’re afraid of failing; they fear failure because they don’t truly want to achieve success.

Zuckerberg certainly took a risk when he quit Harvard after his sophomore year. However, it was a risk that paid off handsomely. Today Facebook, now known as Meta, is a multi-billion-dollar business.


Other Billionaires To Have Dropped Out Of Education

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Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson are some of the biggest names to have dropped out of college. Today, they are regarded as some of the most successful entrepreneurs in history.”

They took what was a risk in their own time and went ahead with it, despite all the nay-sayers who said it would fail.

You have to choose whether you will take risks that make you feel uncomfortable because it just might pay off in the end. This is why you need to take advantage of your gut instincts because they serve as the voice inside you that will keep pushing you forward towards success.


Is Education The key?

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There’s no doubt that for many people going to university and attaining a good education has helped them on the road to success. Determining what you should study depends upon your goals. Wiser heads have found that the more you know about a subject, the greater chance you have of achieving success in this line of work. In nearly every case, having an education is better than having none, because the chances of becoming the next billionaire drop-out are extremely low.


Succeeding In Life And Business

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The rise in the number of graduates has given employers the challenge of identifying the best candidates, and it has made it harder for the best candidates to stand out.

Do you have dreams of working in academia, making medical breakthroughs, or simply studying a subject that you find interesting? Or do you plan on going into business and starting your own company? Either way, it will still require a good education to get ahead in life.


The Academic Route


Typically you will need to study for and complete a Ph.D. if you wish to start a career in academia. This is the level that research scientists and academics need to be at to make a name for themselves. Many current university students have dreams of becoming successful researchers, inventors, or curators. If you want to be successful in academia, then you will need to start at the bottom and begin by getting a degree.


The Business Route


Is business your calling? Are you the kind of person who enjoys creating something out of nothing? Or do you simply want to manage the financial side of an enterprise? There’s never been a better time to be a businessperson.

For you to choose the most appropriate postgraduate degree, you need to assess your career goals.




A master’s degree in business administration (MBA) will give business professionals the skills and knowledge to pursue a leadership position or to start their own business.



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Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) will train business professionals to investigate a business problem and find possible solutions. Many professionals that pursue a DBA program go on to complete and publish their theories.



When starting the journey that becomes your career, you may be lucky enough to spot an opportunity that can change the way something is done or invent a great product or service. If you don’t choose to follow your heart and gut instincts, then you may miss out on an opportunity that will change your life.

On the other hand, if you want to aim to become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, then ensuring you have the right qualifications will give you the foundation needed to achieve in a cut-throat environment.

Are business leaders born or created? While there are always exceptions, it’s probably a little of both and a sprinkling of luck.

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Anushka Jain
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