“Hustle” describes the steps taken by entrepreneurs to get their ideas out into the world. It implies that you’re constantly moving or pushing towards a goal, be it money, a job or a personal target.

Henry Ford didn’t stop when his first automobile company dissolved in failure. Oprah Winfrey kept dreaming big even though she grew up so poor that she had to wear potato sacks to school. Muhammad Yunus persisted in his idea of micro-loans to the poor despite everyone telling him that the poor could never be trusted. Our world’s greatest entrepreneurs understand how to hustle.


Here are 10 Quotes that will help motivate you to Hustle as an entrepreneur,

1. Michael Jordan

“Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

Michael was and still is driven by the desire to be the best. But he realized from an early age that his talents alone wouldn’t carry him to the top. He had to add size, maturity, strategy, and new skills in order to take down the many other hurdles standing in his way.

2. Gary Vaynerchuk

“Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.”

Gary calls hustle the “most underrated word ever.” He eats, sleeps, and breathes it every day through his insane work ethic. He’s often up at the crack of dawn until the wee hours of the morning. Somehow, Gary manages to juggle a crazy amount of responsibility and projects (running companies, blogging, writing, investing, traveling, etc.) and love every second of it. He’s been doing it his whole life and hasn’t stopped.

3. Steve Jobs

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly and get on with improving your other innovations.”

We all inspire get inspired with someone who creates opportunity, the distortion field and makes million people believe on his vision. “Steve Jobs”, the man who doesn’t need introduction and inspiration of many founders and entrepreneurs.

4. Mark Cuban

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

It sounds obvious, but so many people want to take short cuts. If you do more, you get more. It’s actually a pretty simple equation. Cuban believes that anyone with dreams can become successful, but that most people keep their goals hanging over their heads.

5. Richard Branson

“Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.”

Branson went from being a dyslexic kid who performed badly in school to a British business magnate with a net worth of 4.6 billion. This entrepreneur is an example of how one can be eccentric and yet rake in the moolah. He had his finger in many pies – record label, airways and telecom.

6. Donald Trump

“I wasn’t satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.”

Trump‘s an entrepreneur, television personality, investor, and real estate magnate. He was No. 17 on Forbes 2011 Celebrity 100 List. He is currently running for President of the United States of America.

7. Travis Kalanick

“Elevate your storytelling from just a taxi ride to the story of life and its meaning. Learn how to hustle! There are ways to sell things with honesty, passion, and integrity.”

Travis believes that the best way to create a connect with customers is to learn to hustle and tell a good story.

8. Tim Ferriss

“Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. life is too short to think small”

It’s natural to want to wait until everything is just right before making that big change in your life. For Ferriss, running a nutritional supplements company 80 hours a week meant that it was never the right time to do the things he really wanted to (like dancing the tango or riding a motorcycle).

9. Abraham Lincoln

“Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle.”

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He served from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln successfully led the United States through its darkest hour … the American Civil War. In the end, Lincoln was able to preserve the Union and end slavery.

10. Simon Sinek

“Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.”

Fascinated by the leaders who make impact in the world, companies and politicians with the capacity to inspire, Simon Sinek has discovered some remarkable patterns in how they think, act and communicate. Sinek’s renowned TED talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action is the website’s third most watched video of all time.

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