Those who have had to struggle in life generally make excellent, successful business owners. Do you wonder why that is? When you’ve struggled in life, you learn a lot about who you are, and what you’re made of. These life lessons translate exceptionally well to business.
Those who have experienced struggle know how to hustle. They have a sense of urgency in everything they do. One business owner put it this way: “I think of my success as if there is always someone waiting to take it away from me.”
When you know how to hustle, enough is never, well, enough. There is a desire for more – not from a selfish perspective, but because you never know when what you have will be unexpectedly gone. To ensure that never happens, you always strive for much more than you have. This perpetuates the extreme success that most individuals who know how to hustle will experience.
So can you experience this same level of success if you haven’t truly struggled in life? Of course you can!
The key is in not settling for enough. They key is in always realizing that your success could be gone in an instant – and with it, everything you’ve worked for. When you internalize that, you realize that you can’t ever become complacent – and therein lies the hustle mentality.
Learning how to focus properly will enable you to work more efficiently and take actions that lead directly to your goal. Learning how to change direction quickly will help your business as your goals change due to things you can’t control. Learning how to prioritize will allow you to utilize your focus and direction-changing ability to your business’s advantage. All of these make up the hustling mentality.
In business, it can be difficult to keep your eye on the prize sometimes. And this is where those who know how to hustle really excel. The prize is always in front of them, always present in their mind, always just beyond their reach. And they like it that way. It’s what keeps them going. Re-creating that mentality for yourself is a solid way to keep the success rolling in your direction.
Give yourself time in your business to develop a hustle mindset. Follow those mentors around you who clearly have this mindset and use it to their advantage. And never, ever settle for mediocre. Learn to hustle, be a survivor, and watch your business grow!