Don’t believe anyone who tries to sell you a “Get Rich Quick” program. Success is not something that is handed to us on a plate, nor is it something we can suddenly wake up to one morning. Instead, success requires blood, sweat, and tears through months or years of hard work.

Entrepreneurs and business owners do not spend their days lazing around watching Netflix. Instead, they are up by 6am and working late into the evening, even on weekends. This period of grinding is a sacrifice they make to build their business or launch a new product.

So, if you’re dreaming big, you need to match those dreams with hard work and consistent effort. This is not to say you’ll never get a vacation again. Instead, the point of the hustle is to set yourself up for a successful and abundant future where you can enjoy life rather than grinding all day, every day.

So once you accept that hard work is a fundamental component of success, ask yourself how much you want it. Are you ready to put in the effort and get things done? If so, read these motivating hustle quotes to inspire your grind and smash your goals.

1. “Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

2. “I want the peace in knowing that is wasn’t for lack of hustling that I missed a target for my dream. I want to know that the one thing in my control was under control.” – Jon Acuff

3. “Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anais Nin

4. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali

5. “Having the positive belief that it will all be okay just means that you hustle and make it work because failure is not even an option in your own mind.” – Natalie Massenet

6. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer

7. “Greatness only comes before hustle in the dictionary.” – Ross Simmonds

8. “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” – Jon Acuff

9. “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – Lolly Daskal

10. “Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right.” – Joel Osteen

11. “The best kinds of people in your life aren’t those who gather to celebrate your success, but those who gather to help your hustle.” – Usman Ismaheel

12. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.” – Steve Jobs

13. “I’d like to show people that if you put the hard work in and you believe in yourself, then you can do whatever you want to.” – Oscar Pistorius

14. “Here today, may be gone tomorrow! Never take anyone or nothing for granted! Be sure to count your blessing daily because tomorrow isn’t promised.” ― Surgeo Bell

15. “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” – David Rockefeller

16. “Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

17. “If you have financial responsibilities, then hustle for your dreams after your 9 to 6 job” ― Anuj Jasani

18. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

19. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

20. “Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” – Jim Valvan

21. “When people see a legend, they call it a legend. But to be a legend, it’s a lot of hard work and patience.” – Burning Spear

22. “Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.” – Matthew Keith Groves

23. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

24. “It’s ok to be a fool once or twice but never let it be a third time. Be smart and pretend to be a fool and at the end of the hunt make sure you’re the one that has the gun.” ― Surgeo Bell

25. “People who laugh at your hustle or you hustling now, are the first people who will be asking for favors and help when you have made it.” ― De philosopher DJ Kyos

26. “Having the positive belief that it will all be O.K. just means that you hustle and make it work because failure is not even an option in your own mind.” – Natalie Massenet

27. “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” – Stephen C. Hogan

28. “I’ve been through all the hard times in my life, so if you think I can’t be alone in hell you’re wrong” ― Anuj Jasani

29. “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” – Gabriel García Márquez

30. “The load on your shoulders today will be the ground that you walk on tomorrow.” – Nicole Addison

31. “It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” – Mark Cuban

32. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

33. “Guys who might not be superstars but because of their hustle, because of the little things they do, these are the guys who can really mean the difference between winning and losing.” – Dwyane Wade

34. “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

35. “I know it’s not easy but it isn’t impossible too; are your feet hurting? Don’t worry you’ll soon be in comfortable shoes.” ― Wrushank Sorte

36. “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” – Stephen C. Hogan

37. “I want the peace in knowing that is wasn’t for lack of hustling that I missed a target for my dream. I want to know that the one thing in my control was under control.” – Jon Acuff

38. “When I started flirting with the hustle, failure became my ex. Now I’m engaged to the game and married to success.” – Lil Wayne

39. “The trouble for most people is they don’t decide to get wealthy, they just dream about it.” – Michael Masters

40. “If you have dreams then wake up early, put on your boots, and start your hustle.” ― Avijeet Das

41. “It is good to stay in a peaceful poverty than to stay in a painful wealth.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

42. “People with hustle also tend to be much more agile – they’re the water that goes around the rock. These are the people you want around when everything goes wrong. They’re also the people you want beside you when everything goes right.” – Leah Busque

43. “Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” – William James

44. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly

45. “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Vince Lombardi

46. “Every night, I try to hustle and do what I can do. And when you hit a ground ball, you should hustle.” – Steve Clevenger

47. “You gotta run more than your mouth to escape the treadmill of mediocrity. A true hustler jogs during the day, and sleep walks at night.” – Jarod Kintz

48. “A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” – Henry Kravis

49. “Don’t be so impatient in finding love; take your time & allow the Lord to write that special love story for you. Otherwise you’ll be busy reading the back of the book.” ― Surgeo Bell

50. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” – Robert Tew

If, like us, these inspiring hustle quotes have you feeling enthused and ready to make things happen, then what are you waiting for? Get out there and chase your dream. Remember that the grind is supposed to be temporary, a short period where you work your butts off to launch our services, drive sales, and increase revenue.

Don’t confuse this short-term productive hustle with slaving away day-in, day-out in a job you despise just to pay the bills. If you’re going to spend your days working hard, make sure you’re doing it to create a better future for yourself rather than just contributing to someone else’s dreams.

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