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60 Hustle Quotes To Motivate and Inspire Your Grind

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The only way to get ahead in life is to always stay on your grind, and these hustle quotes will inspire that mover and shaker in you to keep steady. If you know someone else like you that hustles hard, then share these quotes about hustle with them that the two of you mutually understand and embrace. 

You hear the word ‘hustle’ a lot lately – but what does it really mean? Entrepreneurs do it, millennials are after it, and successful people swear by it.

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No, ‘hustling’ has nothing to do with scamming or forcing someone to do something (although that’s the original definition).

Hustle’ today means going after what you want – by spending all your time and energy on working harder than everybody else.

Sounds simple enough, right? In fact, many people claim that they hustle day and night. But you’ll be surprised that they haven’t reached their goals yet.

To hustle means to want something more than anybody else that you’re willing to put in the extra hours of work. Often, it could mean missing out on Netflix binges or setting aside vacation plans until next month. Hustling involves sacrifices.

But it’s in those losses than people can gain what they really want. Even former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln spoke of hustle.

Truly successful people throughout history: from Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Douglass, to Gary Vaynerchuk and Tony Robbins, all hustled to be where they are now.

Got a goal you’ve been dreaming about? Feel a bit stuck in life? Maybe these quotes about hustling are just what you need to get you going.

Inspirational Hustle Quotes For Ambitious People

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

Quotes about Hustling

2.) “As a winner, learn not to let negative comments affect you. Just treat it as firewood that feeds your fire. Soon that fire will be so big and so bright that those who criticized you will smell the smoke, even if they happen to be on the other side of the world.” – Kevin Abdulrahman

3.) “All the so-called ‘secrets of success’ will not work unless you do.” – Jaymin Shah

4.) “If it comes easy, it will go fast.” – Andrena Sawyer

5.) “We live in the land of opportunities. People come from all over the world to hustle and work their way up to places that they could only imagine or dream of.” – Farshad Asl

6.) “Take a leap of faith on your dreams, not for me and not for the society, just for yourself.” – Vinay Garg

7.) “Quit hating and trying to be like the next man. Get on your own grind and be better than the next man, whether you gotta hustle, work a job or whatever. Just do you.” – Surgeo Bell

8.) “Trouble cannot be avoided, you either go looking for it or it will come looking for you.” – Constance Friday

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

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10.) “If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.” – Henry Rollins

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11.) “When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures. So I did 10 times more work.” – George Bernard Shaw

Quotes about Hustling

12.) “Many people think they want things, but they don’t really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.” – Sophia Loren

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

14.) “If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and Earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’” –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

15.) “Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.” – Edward H. Harriman

16.) “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

17.) “All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” – Pope Paul VI

18.) “Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

19.) “The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.” – Garth Henrichs

Quotes about Hustling

20.) “You’re either changing your life or you’re not. No waiting for this or that or better weather or other hurdles. Hurdles are the change.” – Terri Guillemets

Powerful Hustle Quotes About Doing Your Best

21.) “You are a ghost. Filled with stardust, wearing the bones as the shield and the skin as the cape. Fighting every day and opening up for the new wounds in the hustle of hiding the old scars.” – Akshay Vasu

Quotes about Hustling

22.) “WATCH out for your surroundings, UPGRADE your mindset and keep FOCUS.” – Surgeo Bell

23.) “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Marcus Washling

24.) “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.” – Margaret Thatcher

25.) “He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” – Dutch Proverb

26.) “Hustle beats talent, when talent doesn’t hustle.” – Ross Simmonds

27.) “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

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

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

30.) “Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

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Hustle quotes to motivate you towards success

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

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

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

34.) “Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.” – Blair Waldorf

35.) “I love people, and the hustle.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

36.) “Mine’s a pretty simple strategy: there’s not a lot of talent here, but there’s a lot of hustle. I have to be in every place I can, and be busy.” – Ryan Seacrest

37.) “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell

38.) “Hard work never killed a man.” – Scottish proverb

39.) “Without commitment you cannot have depth in anything.” – Neil Strauss

40.) “I’ve always had that obsessive will to win and a commitment to excellence.” – Sumner Redstone

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41.) “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.” – Patti Smith

42.) “Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a dance step – it’s an old business procedure.” – Fran Lebowitz

43.) “The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest.” – Deepika Padukone

44.) “I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn’t take any ability to hustle.” – Wade Boggs

45.) “I never wanted to take the easy way, and I was always willing to hustle.” – Bebe Rexha

46.) “The hustle brings the dollar. The experience brings the knowledge. The persistence brings success.” – Ross Simmonds

47.) “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

48.) “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

49.) “Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.” – Marica Wieder

50.) “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” –
Pat Riley

More hustle quotes to motivate and inspire you

51.) “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

52.) “You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” – Jim Rohn

53.) “There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.” – Hope Hicks

54.) “My hustle is nonstop. I never stop hustling.” – Young Jeezy

55.) “Whatever your hustle is, go somewhere with it.” – Tionne Watkins

56.) “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

57.) “Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

58.) “Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus.” – Helen Hanson

59.) “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer

60.) “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” –
Vince Lombardi

What do you think about these hustle quotes?

Do you feel motivated yet? Inspired? Revved up?

Hustling isn’t easy. It’s going to ask you to give up the comforts that you’re used to. Maybe you’ll need to stay up late most nights.

Perhaps you’ll spend this summer knocking on doors, studying in your room, or sweating at the gym. But don’t give up! Keep on hustling until your dream is realized.

We hope that you enjoyed this collection of quotes about hustling.

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    May 18, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Those wise words has encouraged,transformed,inspired and modeled me and am now seeing the world from a different angle.
    They have now become my library Bank.

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    May 17, 2018 at 6:58 am

    What a great quotes to renew my mind with this afternoon! Thanks!

    Surely things will come to those who wait. But they may have to wait forever for the things. We have gotta stand up and do something.

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    Cara Dopf

    April 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Sometimes you just need to keep your head down and work towards your goal. It is important to know what you are working towards at all times. Sometimes everyone just needs a little more motivation! Keep working hard, and good things will come to you.

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