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Entrepreneurship from Self-Ambition - Motivation
By Galit Zamler

Entrepreneurship from self-ambition - motivation

The ability to generate reality

The entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs are people who work to realize ideas. The drive to undergo a process that generally is not simple, stem from an internal motivation, self-ambition.

Being an entrepreneur means taking responsibility for the situation and lead to moves to change. Such a motivation is one of the characteristics of the entrepreneur.

This situation can be the personal reality of the entrepreneur, or the reality of the society in terms of economic /social/technological, etc.

For this reason, many leaders are also the kind of entrepreneurs and vice versa; entrepreneurs are the type of leaders - that have the ability to make a reality and to take part in shaping their future and even of the environment.

The ability to create reality begins with the ability to see a different reality and then work for a change.

Our well-remembered leaders are those who worked and managed to change the situation.

One of these leaders is Benjamin Ze'ev Hertzl, who said: In Basel I founded the Jewish State- and led to changing the jew's situation.

Benjamin Ze'ev Hertzl

Education to entrepreneurship as part of the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program aims the students to face difficulties and challenges with the ability to see a different reality and raising ideas with the capacity to achieve application.

Self-motivated people, they are the antithesis of people waiting for things happen on their own. Dr. Seuss in his book: Oh The Places You'll Go, writes:

"You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes

You can steer yourself

Any direction you choose.

You're on your own. And you know what you know.

And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go."

Oh The Places You'll Go

The Tze'elon' school in Be'er Ya'akov, Entrepreneurship Educator, referred to the book by Dr. Seuss and organized a school related activity day.

This picture was taken in the teacher's room:

At the elementary school

The passion for success

The entrepreneur:

A person who has a desire to succeed in the field, he had chosen, could be an expert in that area in a short time. The desire will drive him to learn, overcome obstacles and move toward success.

Despite all the efforts and the risk taking, the success is not guaranteed, and there are many difficulties along the way. The entrepreneur's motivation and the ability to pursue and overcome the challenges from an inner drive, those will lead to a dream coming true.

Examples of successful entrepreneurs:

Mark Zuckerberg drive to build Facebook

It was said about Mark Zuckerberg at the time when he started setting up Facebook: "He was just super driven and focused on building Facebook. Even back then, he talked about Facebook as being this thing that was going to be something that everyone in the world used."

Source: Inerview with Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram.

Shon Tal, the founder of the Israeli Yad 2 website, said in an interview to the newspaper Globes, about the desire for success: The first activity period was the hardest. In May 2005, I launched the site, a year before, I start working on it, and the first two years of the establishment, I didn't sleep at night. Waking up four times a night and working on the computer, the management, and the systems we build.


The Entrepreneurship for Kids program encourages her participants to identify their ambitions and to act upon them.