Having useful life and professional skills to perform every day is also known as hustle. We are all born with God-given talents. We realize some of those abilities earlier in life, while others we discover as we navigate throughout our lives.
I don’t believe anyone is truly lazy. I think motivation is based on your determination and how hungry you are when it comes to success. Poverty presents you with two mindsets. You can either hustle to get out of your current situation or remain in a poverty-stricken state, so you decide.
No one ever gets up one day and magically becomes successful. It takes a lot of blood, sweat, tears, failure and the tenacity to try again. Hustling is figuring out what things you don’t like to perform to reach the goal of deciding what you do love to perform.
I’ve had my fair share of failure, but I never stopped challenging myself. Failures did not deter me because the goal was always to get rich or die trying. At first, I thought I could become a model, but my agent wanted me to be a size zero. This request turned out to be unworkable for me. I grew up on bread and rice, and I wasn’t willing to starve myself or give up the foods I loved to fit into the industry.
My second venture was thinking I could become a rap superstar. I wrote a song and enlisted the help of one of my friends to sing the chorus. I went into the studio and laid down the bars. The only problem was I could not rap on the beat and failed miserably. Luckily for me, I had a day job to return to on Monday.
I had a list of other ventures, including making chocolate-covered popcorn, watermelon BBQ sauce, cake pops, and a T-shirt clothing line. These were all great initiatives that all went nowhere and turned out to be impracticable.
I gave each one my best effort and never regretted it. The dream to become an entrepreneur never died even when my ideas and concepts made no sense to anyone other than me.
My hustle was always projecting forward. If one venture didn’t work, I moved on to the next idea. My mentality was I would find something I loved and would stick with it. Through trial and error, I discovered something I was passionate about and feasible for me. That doesn’t mean I can relax now. It just means I have to keep up the excellent work ethic while staying consistent.
Having a hustler’s mentality means you cannot be afraid of failure. Instead, you must believe in your abilities, dedication and determination so that your attitude encourages the dreams to come true.
Daydreaming is fine, and you can envision living a life of luxury, but if you encounter obstacles and your idea isn’t working, look for alternatives. Remember, dreams can become a reality. Hustle now so you can shine later.