If you’re tired of being a corporate drone and want to make it on your own, you need to have two things above all else: persistence and resilience. In today’s world, where recessions and economic meltdowns are common, you would need persistence to succeed. While the statistics paint a gloomy picture of their success, the start-up ecosystem has never looked better. Fresh ideas are taking shape everyday. Entrepreneurs are changing our world, one start-up at a time. So how do you beat the statistics and get your dream start-up off the ground? While there are a lot of factors that go into making a venture successful, here are ground rules that are absolutely essential.