The 3 Ps of Business Success: Passion, Patience and Perseverance * Sonia Holt

The 3 Ps of Business Success: Passion, Patience and Perseverance

Successful entrepreneurs know that Passion, Patience, and Perseverance are essential for success. These qualities will help you in your work and home life.

  • Passion is the drive to do what we love without hesitation or regret. It’s the spark inside us which keeps us going even when times get tough.
  • Patience is the ability to wait calmly for a good result, but with a sense of urgency about achieving it sooner rather than later.
  • Perseverance is having the determination not to give up in difficult circumstances—to keep trying until we succeed.

They are interrelated and essential for your success and are qualities essential for all entrepreneurs and business owners.  Let's start with Passion.


Passion is the act of giving oneself completely to something that is bigger than one person.  It requires more than being content with average or mediocre… it’s enthusiasm for everything you do.

From the newbie to the seasoned pro, passion is key. Your passion allows you to persevere when times get tough and you feel like giving up.

You can't make an impact without passion. It’s what drives you to do the things that are necessary for success, even if it means sacrificing everything else in life.


Patience is a necessary element in all businesses, especially when you are in the beginning stages of your entrepreneurial journey. You’ll more than likely be faced with

A player moving a game piece around the board to land on a square marked Playing the Long Game to illustrate investing for the long term future for better returns and winning in life

many obstacles that may feel discouraging and overwhelming in the beginning. However, it is patience that will keep you going… taking it one step at a time.

Because it isn’t something that comes naturally for most people, being patient will give you an advantage over others and will increase your chance of success,

With so much to do, especially if you’re a solopreneur and doing everything yourself, it takes a lot of effort to pace yourself and not get swamped by your emotions or impatience to achieve your goals quickly.

Being patient also means being able to wait for the right time to do something… timing can make all the difference in your success or failure.


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Perseverance will help carry you through a difficult time and allow you to be persistent even in the face of adversity. For this reason alone, passion for what you’re doing makes persevering easier in any business endeavor.

Staying focused on the goal and being determined to succeed is what will get you past obstacles, challenges, and naysayers you may run into.  Have a plan, take action, and be committed to your success.

Passion, Patience, and Perseverance…these three qualities work together and are keys for all successful business owners.

This blog post was written to help you understand what makes a successful business and how the 3 Ps of Business Success:  Passion, Patience, Perseverance will be instrumental in your professional and personal success.

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