I don’t know about you, but I need a constant reminder to keep my head up when I’m going through the improvement process.
It can be daunting looking at a giant mountain to climb, and walking up step by step. I often find myself doubting why I started the journey.
That’s why I’m creating this post. So I can get the best quotes about hustling and keeping my motivation at an all time high.
Whether you’re building the next tech startup, or creating your first side hustle, everyone can use a good hustle quote to keep them going full speed.
“It’s always Day 1” – Jeff Bezos
Have you ever read the shareholder letters that Jeff Bezos wrote when creating Amazon? They’re unbelievable.
So much so that I wanted to add a link to them for you here.
Day 1 means that you promise yourself that you will get better no matter the obstacle. You are always improving like you’re on the verge of utter failure.
“Because Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death.”
“Everyone wants to be great, until it’s time to do what greatness requires.” – Joshua Medcalf
I love this quote because it defines the difference between an entrepreneur and a wantrapreneur.
Those of the second kind always start projects, but never finish them. They’re always “grinding” but not actually hustling. They’re not doing the necessary things to become great.
“We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over” – Conor McGregor
This resonates so much. Conor McGregor was up against amazing odds.
He was training every day to become an MMA champion. He had no food, no real shelter, no resources because his life was wrapped around fighting.
When he entered the stage for UFC he made one thing clear…
He was the best. Full stop.
I think this quote will help you to keep your hustle going.
“I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary” – Elon Musk
It can be daunting climbing the mountain, building your side hustle or business, and working to improve yourself.
That’s why this quote from Elon Musk is so important in my opinion.
You can choose to be extraordinary in your day to day actions.
What’s important is that YOU must think it’s possible YOURSELF to be extraordinary. If you can’t even visualize it, then why try?
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” – Henry David Thoreau
Desperation means “loss of hope.”
I don’t know about you, but I refuse to be average. I refuse to accept mediocrity in my life.
Mediocrity comes from losing hope in improving yourself and hustling your way out. Don’t ever lose your hope.
“Quality is not an act, it is a habit” – Aristotle
I used to view quality, or excellence, with a fixed mindset. You either were excellent or you weren’t excellent.
It wasn’t until I read the book Mindset by Carol Dweck when I realized I was operating from a fixed mindset paradigm instead of a growth mindset paradigm.
Only once you realize that excellence is a process. It’s something you choose to do everyday (and improve upon) do you actually become excellent.
“I choose to have the courage to improve myself” – Anonymous
When you’re in the trenches, creating content, making cold calls, getting rejected, and hustling to grow it can feel overwhelming.
The doubt will continuously creep in and cause you to rethink your entire existence.
That’s why when I heard this quote it deeply resonated with me.
Just like quality is a habit, you must make the first step to have the courage to pursue quality and excellence.
It’s an incredibly courageous choice and super motivating for when you’re hustling.
“It doesn’t count unless it’s shipped” – Shane Melaugh
I recently came across this and I thought it fit perfectly for hustle quotes.
You can learn new information all day long, but if you don’t get it live for feedback, it doesn’t really count.
I know I’m not hustling when I’m hiding my work in a basement somewhere waiting for it to be “perfect.”
Instead of working all year on 1 piece of content, just to find out it’s a dud, I could have created 365 pieces of content and found a gem!
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have this quote inscribed on a keychain that I carry with me every day.
When I was going through my depression, I started reading a lot. Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of my favorite authors and this quote brought me to tears.
Much like the above, you have to make the choice right now if you’re going to become financially free, and actually launch a side hustle or business.
It’s your responsibility only. Nobody else can decide for you.
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg is such a brilliant woman and this quote I think is a cornerstone of her philosophy.
When you feel stuck, ask yourself this question, and really pay attention to the first answers that come up.
Often those answers can be the very thing you need to do right now to overcome your “block”.