The richest place in the world will always be the graveyard. If you do not follow your dreams you will add to the ideas, visions and dreams that are buried at the graveyard when we die. This may sound dramatic but many people go through life without realising what their talents are, without using them and without reaching their full potential.
I believe that we all are all born with the same abilities, desires and needs so what is the difference? ACTION.
Success is a formula, this process all comes from our choices and the actions that follow. Action in the modern day especially by entrepreneurs, is seen as hustling. It is defined as performing a repetitive action over and over in order to attain a goal. Hustling is basically the difference between words and achieving your dream. More and more frequently people are saying ‘I am hustling’ especially on social media – but are they really?
Hustling is getting up earlier than anyone else. Hustling is doing everything in your control to achieve your dreams. Hustling is not making excuses or giving up when things get hard. Hustling is an action that must happen everyday.
Understand where you are:
Let’s take it back to help you understand hustling to success. You must understand where you are right now. That’s simply understanding what your talents are, how you work and think and what your current situation is. Before even contemplating action, you must understand that everything is YOUR choice, it is all about the power of choice. Power of choice allows you to be in control of your outcome and what happens in every battle – this means the only fight you’re fighting is with someone you cannot see. This person is you, it is the other side of you. This twin will be your negative state of mind that will moan, criticise and be lazy but it is your choice to overcome this side and take that first step to growth.
Know your why:
The next step will be knowing where you want to be – dreams can only be achieved by having outcomes to hustle towards. This will be the part that you mostly speak about – our dreams, vision and goals to a better future. However, the key is actually making our goals achievable and linked to our motivation to reach our dreams. If today you write down your dream at the top of your page: why you want to achieve it, followed by each goals, how they will be achieved and by what date – you will be more likely to succeed than someone who just speaks about their dream for the next 10 years of their life.
Act before it’s to late:
So what’s next? Action, the hustle that actually will get you up the mountain to each goal. The battles will come everyday but if you are persistent and motivated to be successful this will over time make you a success. It is important to remember motivation, persistent and goals are not linked to failure. If you understand where you are, what your why is and how you’re going to get to the top of the mountain – there is only action, that hustle, standing in your way.
Hustling can only be a weakness when it is not used correctly. Productivity and consistency are two key terms that surround work rate as wasting energy will not lead to you achieving your goals. It is about getting the tasks done in the most adequate time and to the level that is required. We have 8,760 hours in a year yet the average person is wasting around 1,000 hours a year (I’ll let that sink in).
In summary, the graveyard is waiting – today is the day to start hustling but do it with persistence, consistency and productivity. As Mark Twain brilliantly stated “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you do did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”.