I think that some people are leaders and some are followers. I was always a leader, always innovating (even as a kid), etc.
BUT I do disagree with number 8 ... because I was not very motivated to be good at what I did UNTIL I learned some humility. When I was younger, I never studied and got straight As all through school. College dumped me on my head, but coming out of it I got right back into the I-can-do-no-wrong phase because I had so many small companies paying me a lot of money to be their superstar.
I think that, after having a child, and suddenly being in this uncertain frame of mind where nothing I did seemed to be "right" ... it was this truly humbling experience, the birth of my daughter, the struggle of my pregnancy, the difficulties with her of health after she was born ... and then the daily annoyances of my own health since that time ...
I think that being that low and helpless in life truly brought out the fighter in me. But I was something different, something changed for the better, because I had fallen off my high horse.
I just don`t want to coast through anymore, take things as good enough - I`m going to be my personal best every day for me, for my family, for my future.
So maybe some entrepreneurs need #8 ... but I was better off once I lost my delusions.