One of the most common characteristics of entrepreneurs is that they have known for a long time that they wanted to control their own destiny. As a child it may have been unclear to them how they would do that but if you ask them today the majority would tell you it certainly was the case.
The only way to control your own destiny is to be in complete control and the only way to be in complete control is to do things yourself.
Isn't that what being an entrepreneur is all about? You will inevitable need help and it is vitally important you accept it but you still remain in control and chart your own course.
One of the entries in our book 'How do you know… if you are an Entrepreneur?' is - If as a child you had to explain to your mother and father that the reason they can't find the folding table is you liquidated the assets after your lemonade sale.
That may be extreme for some but it really puts into context the drive of entrepreneurs and their thinking (even as a child) to control outcomes and their destiny. The thought of getting their first 'exit' - I am out of lemonade but I have a table, a sign, a pitcher, and leftover glasses, any other kid who wants to set up a lemonade stand would need this why don't i sell it? It was your first liquidity event and didn't it feel great? You were ready to invest your returns in your next venture – buying a bike so you could get a paper route.