Ants are amazing insects. They don’t wait around for things to happen. They are strong and focused about what needs to be done to ensure their success tomorrow.
We can learn a lot from their behavior. They instinctively understand the art of the hustle.
Do you have aspirations to accomplish great things with your life? Are you still dreaming or have you made steps to move forward to see your dreams become a reality?
Where ever you are on the path of pursuing your dreams, one thing is for sure…it’s time to work like an ant. You’re going to have to hustle.
Gary Vaynerchuk with Vayner Media
says “Hustling is putting every minute and all your effort into achieving the goal at hand.”
What is your goal at hand? Do you want to lose weight or start a company? You have to hustle.
We live in a fifteen minutes of fame seeking, microwave, lottery playing, instant gratification culture where we want everything handed to us.
I know a ton of people that have dreams but are unwilling to put in the long hours, sweat, and sacrifice to see the results or lifestyle they dream of.
It’s time to get our head out of the clouds learn the art of the hustle.
The art of the hustle is having the long term perspective to understand that your short term sacrifice will pay off with long term gains.
Rory Vaden with Southwestern Consulting
says: “Successful people know that feelings and impulses don’t tend to last long; they are short term. So while most people make decisions based on the short-term emotion, successful people can make sacrifices because they base their decisions on long-term logic.”
So what does the art of the hustle look like?
1. Give up everything that’s a distraction
You may need to give up your golf game for a few years if you want to start your dream company. If you want to lose forty pounds, stop watching TV and instead, go for a walk.
You already know the habits and hobbies that distract you from achieving your dreams. Make a commitment to cut the distractions and hustle.
2. Hard Work
Thomas Edision said: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” The short term pain of hard work today will pay off with long term gain.
3. Have a long term perspective
Remember that there is no such thing as an overnight success.
In the book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell
says that it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. If you want to achieve great things, commit
to making the sacrifice to see your dreams come true.
Live like the ants. Do what needs to be done today, to ensure your success tomorrow…hustle.
Question: What are you going to do today to live out the art of the hustle? Leave me a comment on my Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.