They do not really FEEL that they are dependent on any external factor.
They just FEEL and believe that they are in the CORE of the opportunity they address, even when they do not have the means or they need more people in their chain in order to make their own personal value emerges (some of them eventually very, very instrumental and out of their reach).
But they truly identify and feel that the opportunity lives in themselves. Or in other words, the opportuneness are themselves. They embody it. So, they shape or conform it by managing and manipulating the environment.
For them, the opportunity lies on their view, talent, knowledge and creativity (leadership, feeling, judgement, intuition), but they also know that they must understand how to use such powers to create real value in their current ecosystem.
Consequently, they are humble people, neither better nor worse than others, but from their view, when they knock a door, they are not asking for an opportunity. They just show it. They genuinely FEEL and believe that they represent the opportunity. So, they project such an inner belief. This is the intangible factor that makes the huge difference both in their minds and in the perception of the receivers, regardless if the latters take it or not, and although the entrepreneur rarely mention it.
They just rectify mistakes or their approach and they FEEL and believe that they will be able to find their OWN WAY when people reject them, does not embrace and even steals their information and proposals.
They know that what nobody can take is the person who exists under the entrepreneur (the true opportunity), even though some people will also attempt it. An intangible asset, so, to keep away of the control of others.
Thus, being an entrepreneur is more a FEELING than any other thing we can touch, learn and teach. It is a MINDSET. Something that you must protect, train and practice. Like any CULTURE.
It might be called the culture of the extreme SELF-RESPECT, SELF-ESTEEM and SELF-CONFIDENCE, regardless of the circumstances. Which means, learning and leadering all the time.
Before reaching those feelings, it will be very, very difficult, almost impossible for an entrepreneur to succeed. Nothing to do with the ego and the recklessness, though many people will percieve such culture that way and quite often they will bring solitude and pain to the TRUE entrepreneur on his way.