I had to start with a positive definition because your idea of a hustler might be different from mine. I had to establish my idea and build the conversation from my perspective. I understand your perspective. The reason I do this is because of the different meanings of the word hustler. There is nothing wrong with your mindset. In this instance, I will be glad if you can hear me before you write me off.
The word hustler is multifaceted. It could present a good thing and a bad thing. Some of the definitions of a hustler include someone who will stop at nothing to get what they want by all means possible, even if they break laws and moral codes. A hustler is deceptive in allowing people to think they are novices in the pool to get people to bet on them in a game to make money from victims that fall to their schemes.
One definition many would avoid discussing is that of a streetwalker or a prostitute who tries to entice people to sleep with them for money. The reality of prostitution is not complex. It is simple. When I work as a self-employed or a consultant, I refer to myself as a prostitute. My impressive CV is out there to entice recruitment agencies and employers. They have my number. They give me a call, and we negotiate the price and benefits. I will only accept what is beneficial to me. I can leave a job on short notice when I am not satisfied.
A hustler can be defined as fraudulent and scams others to obtain their hard-earned cash. A hustler could be an athlete who plays with much energy and aggression. I prefer to stick with my definition of a hustler in this conversation. A hustler is aggressively hard-working and knows how to get around problems. I am a solution architect.
A hustler is someone that has passion and goes after that passion so they can succeed in doing what they are passionate about. Your passion for something motivates and drives you to succeed. It enables you to maximise your energy. You can do anything with passion, drive, focus, and support.
Failure or, instead, failing is inevitable as an entrepreneur. The difference between failure and success is hustle. If you are not a natural hustler, you need to mould yourself into becoming a great hustler. It would help if you had the skills and discipline to develop yourself.
If you have been associated with the negative definition of who a hustler is, you might find it very challenging to accept my concept and perspective of a hustler. When a word is multifaceted, we need to define the word correctly, as I did and take a stand in which definition we want to adopt in our endeavour. It would help if you were a free spirit with an open mind to learn and accept things beyond your imagination.
Your soul is referred to as a spirit. Free means freedom from anything that might limit or constrain you, your soul, or your spirit. Being a free spirit means you are not living by the rules or following a traditional path. It is not because you are a troublemaker, as many will see you that way. You are not a renegade or a rebel, but you live from your heart and are comfortable living outside your comfort zone.
You do not want anything to hold you back, not even a definition. I do not wish the negative portrayal of a hustler to deprive you of reading or listening to this article. Work hard, believe in your dreams, follow your dreams, do not give up, and do not let failures hold you back.
One of the greatest attributes of being a hustler is risk-taking. You will occasionally fall short if you take risks. A hustler does not spend their time and mental energy trying to imagine what could go wrong or stressing about the inevitable setbacks. A survey of successful entrepreneurs found they have two things in common. Successful entrepreneurs do not waste time imagining failure and are unconcerned by others' opinions. Stop investing your precious time thinking and worrying about what others are saying about you.
Stop limiting yourself with negative, draining thinking. Think positive. Think to succeed, and you will. Suppose there is a challenge; your positive mindset will supply you with the solution needed to overcome the challenge. Refused the urge to sabotage your progress. Some people cannot help it. They are their most significant obstacle and a stumbling block.
Why should your life and happiness depend on other people's opinions about you when they do not know you? Do you even know who you are correctly to entertain the thoughts of ignorant people who talk like they know you when even you do not know yourself? The opinions of others will imprison you if you care about their opinions.
Your past is past and gone forever. You can use your life history data as a rearview mirror. But do not allow your past to hold you captive. Hustler does not look back. They move on to set an audacious goal. They refused their past to stop them from their future. They take no prisoners. They are ruthlessly aggressive and uncompromising in the pursuit of excellence. They are disciplined.
A hustler is not afraid or do not shy to self-promote their ability and skills. With self-promotion, you grow professionally. You will come in contact with new business partners. You will increase your following, and if you can turn your numbers into cash, you will make more money. Self-promotion is an essential leadership skill. Self-promotion gives you the tool and confidence to inspire others to engage with your work. They are connected to your story, and your story becomes a bestseller. Real change takes place when you bring other people along for the journey.
Hustlers devote themselves intensely to their craft. To be a hustler, you must be dedicated to your craft. Your work ethic must be highly impressive. It takes a lot of discipline to commit to a single focus and pursue it relentlessly, week after week. But that's how hustlers fulfil their crazy dreams. Always remember your focus determines your reality. Do not downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny. That is what a hustler will do so they can succeed in the pursuit of their dream.
Putting yourself out there is a risk. Be ready for haters, and do not let them slow you down. One characteristic of hustlers is their ability to brush off criticism and rejection without getting embarrassed or upset. It would help if you were utterly indifferent to the haters. If you want to become a hustler, then you must learn never to retreat, never explain, never apologise, get things done and let them howl. Someone else's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. There is only one way to avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.