If you’re like a lot of people, you probably have some business or personal goals that you are working to achieve. We’ve all heard a lot about ‘hustle’ and ‘grit,’ which are great ways to describe the kind of perseverance that it takes to make your goals a reality. On a good day, hustling is easy – but what happens when your confidence dips and it gets more challenging to access that grit? Let’s dig a little deeper into how to hustle, even when it’s hard.
‘Hustle’ is a mindset
According to Forbes, “hustle” implies that you’re constantly moving or pushing towards a goal, be it money, a job, or a personal target.
It’s true that a lot of hustle comes from taking many active steps – in business, that could be making business calls, networking, and evaluating business plans on a regular basis. It also means doing other things that help you perform your best, like staying prepared, eating right, and keeping yourself organized. Hustle is also a mindset, and a pretty important one.
It might feel a little philosophical, but having some hustle means that you’ve got a deep well of personal drive to fuel your actions. It’s a set of beliefs, such as “I can do it” and “this matters to me.” This is exactly the spot that you can return to when you start losing a little steam.
3 Ways To Hustle
We can all trot out a big To-Do list of business or personal tasks that represent ‘hustle.’ When you lose your mojo, though, those steps could feel meaningless. You can look within and fuel up again.
Know Your Why All hustle and no heart means that you’re just going through the motions. What’s the reason-behind-the-reason for your goals? Write them down if it helps. Post it where you can see it regularly. That will help boost your morale and reinvigorate your drive to achieve it. It will also make your achievements far more rewarding.
Celebrate Small Wins Landing a big client or losing ten pounds are great goals – and they’re big ones that definitely require a lot of hustle. The problem is, they’re so big that it could be tempting to give up if you don’t see quick results. Break down the goal into smaller goalposts that are proof of motion and growth. You’ll be encouraged to keep going because you’re seeing progress.
Listen to Your Gut Instinct If something is really pulling you down and you can’t shake it, that’s worth taking the time to investigate. No amount of grit and hustle can overcome a deep-seated feeling that something isn’t quite right. You might find something that can be adjusted, and once you course-correct, you’ll be back on track.
Most people don’t grow up knowing how to hustle – it’s an art form that’s cultivated as you go. It’s true that mistakes or challenges along the way can cut your confidence and make it harder to persevere. Using these tips to dive into the mindset behind the actions can give you a few ways to re-ignite your purpose and get you back in the game.
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