Hustlers are insatiably hungry. They are driven, they’re self-motivated. No one ever has to ask a hustler to do anything. They’re already doing something.
Not only is a hustler working, but they’re also working with a tremendous sense of urgency. You can always tell a hustler because it looks like there working as if they’re running out of time. They’re trying to get things done, to accomplish things.
Non-hustlers aren’t hungry. They aren’t driven by some unseen force, and they always have to be asked to do what needs to be done. They’re passive and reactive, waiting instead for the world to act on them instead of acting on the world. They want, but not enough to act on that want.
Hungry to Be More
Hustlers are hungry to be more. Even if they are happy and pleased, they are dissatisfied because they recognize that their potential is far greater than what they’ve accomplished to date. And it doesn’t even matter what they’ve accomplished to date.
Hustlers are driven by growth. Their personal growth, as well as their professional growth. No matter how good they are, they are consistently and continually looking for an edge, some way to get even better.
Hungry to Do More
Hustlers are also driven to do more. They will outwork anyone and everyone around them. They start earlier, stay later, and do more in the hours in between. But they will also do more outside of work.
Hustlers will hustle to do more with their family. They’ll take more vacations, and they do more interesting things that provide them with experiences that a non-hustler miss out on.
The hustler is constantly in motion.
Hungry to Have More
It’s a tough time to be a hustler. There are a lot of people who will tell you that it is wrong to want more. They will tell you that it is wrong to want more money, to want more success, and to want more “things.”
Non-hustlers resent the hustlers success, especially an acquisitive hustler. This is part of the non-hustlers curse, the envy of what others have, even though they could have those same things if they had the hustler’s mindset and were willing to do what was necessary to have them.
The one thing hustlers want in abundance more than anything else is freedom.
Hungry to Contribute More
You only become more, do more, and have more when you create greater value for more people.
Hustlers contribute more than non-hustlers. Their work, especially if they’re an entrepreneur, creates work for other people, something that immensely improves people’s lives.
Hustlers also have the financial resources to contribute to the causes they believe in, including people in need. The more successful a hustler becomes, the more the hunger turns into a desire to help more.
Hustlers find meaning in using their hustle and the resulting resources to contribute to causes greater than themselves.
You can be hungry, too. You can decide that you want to be more, do more, have more, and contribute more. Once you decide you are hungry enough to hustle, take one single action that moves you forward in the direction you want to go. Hustlers are too hungry to wait until tomorrow.
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