Having sufficient finances and an idea about how you could be successful in the online business industry is not sufficient when it comes to running an online business. Having the mental discipline to do justice to the business you have chosen is also essential.When you do decide to start an online business and manage to get it off the ground, it is imperative that you have the right mindset and attitude about how running an online business works. Results do not magically land at your feet and most businesses have to plough through the first few months with minimal profits before things take a turn for the better. The online entrepreneurs who have the mental discipline to get past the first few months without abandoning ship are the ones that are most likely to have a successful online business.Online entrepreneurs also need to be able to focus and concentrate on the task at hand, without allowing themselves to be distracted by other things. Most online ventures, in the first few months, can operate from within the business owners’ home space. Successful entrepreneurs are those who have the mental discipline to divide their time between work and pleasure while at home, without compromising on the quality of work they send out.Being able to look within oneself when business is not going the way you planned, is another indicator of strong mental discipline. While there may be external factors that are influencing your business, if there is even the slightest possibility that you could be contributing to its lack of profitability, by perhaps not having done enough research into your chosen business venture, you need to look within yourself, find any possible causes and then look at ways by which you can alter the course your business is on for the better.Not every online entrepreneur is an expert at business strategy and tactics. Some might even be very wary of being confronted with graphs and charts in the course of their business. It is essential, however, that every online entrepreneur has the mental discipline to take the time every once in a while to evaluate his online business, its potential in terms of profit and its consumers needs.Online company owners who thrive on interacting with people and who like being in a tangible office environment might not want to run their online business from home, as this is one of the most important aspects of running an online business that requires mental discipline.