Starting a business takes a lot of dedication, and there are many questions I think you should ask yourself before you go all in. The commitment of time and money are just two factors that play a role in the larger picture of becoming successful. Before I go further – “successful” is relative and looks different for everyone. Decide what success means to you, and to your business and pursue that specific goal. Although certain personality traits can make entrepreneurship feel more natural, knowing whether or not you have the right mindset to start a business is equally as valuable. I want to preface this post by saying that my goal isn’t to scare or discourage you from chasing your dreams, but rather to inform you of the very real aspects of entrepreneurship. If entrepreneurship is something you’ve been seriously considering, my hope is that you’ll ask yourself these next couple of questions before you dive in.