Entrepreneurs will start a restaurant in the same location where five other restaurants have gone out of business; those other guys may not have succeeded–but why not me? Entrepreneurs will start a software company with nothing but an idea; sure, the competition has deep pockets and a huge market share–but why not me?
Entrepreneurs don’t assume those wildly successful people possess special talents or some gift from the gods. Entrepreneurs look at successful people and think, “That’s awesome. Why not me?”
By asking that question, entrepreneurs embrace belief and ignore self-doubt. They put aside any feelings that they might not be smart enough, or experienced enough, or adaptable enough.