The streets are where the boys are separated from the men when hustlers have to work to make ends meet. It isn’t an easy thing if you start living on a very low end and have to be your own parent. Yet life doesn’t provide for all who are motivated to make it no matter what. 

As a hustler, your number one weapon is your self-motivation. This is why Wordinspired has compiled this list of quotes for hustlers. 

40 Motivational Quotes To Keep Your Hustle Going

  1. “Hustle beats talent, when talent doesn’t hustle.” – Ross Simmonds
  2. “You can either complain about it or grind, I choose to grind.” ― Kyle Vidrine
  3. You can NEVER be like someone else! Just be yourself and you will find that you’ll be much happier that way and accomplish more as well.”― Surgeo Bell
  4. “It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.” – David Feherty
  5. “You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” – Jim Rohn
  6. “I’m a firm believer in the hustle game.” – Eric Snow
  7. “Take a leap of faith on your dreams, not for me and not for the society, just for yourself.” – Vinay Garg
  1. “Quit hating and trying to be like the next man. Get on your own grind and be better than the next man, whether you gotta hustle, work a job or whatever. Just do you.”  – Surgeo Bell
  2. “The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” – Dale Carnegie
  3. “Invest in your dreams. Grind now. Shine later.” – Unknown
  4. “I don’t want to spend all the money I’ve made and then have to hustle fight to fight.” – Brian Ortega
  1. “Trouble cannot be avoided, you either go looking for it or it will come looking for you.”- Constance Friday
  2.  “Hustle like you broke and keep that passion.” – Jay Rock
  3. “I still have to hustle to get jobs, audition and put myself out there.” – Ayda Field
  1. “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. – Colin Powell
  1. “Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln
  2. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Abraham Lincoln
  3. “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –Lolly Daskal
  4. “For a long time, I’ve had to hustle. If a film role is obviously great, then it’s been difficult for me to get a look-in.” – Rufus Sewell
  5. “There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting.” – Hope Hicks
  6. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde
  1. “As a winner, learn not to let negative comments affect you. Just treat it as firewood that feeds your fire. Soon that fire will be so big and so bright that those who criticized you will smell the smoke, even if they happen to be on the other side of the world.” – Kevin Abdulrahman
  2. “Everyone is where they are at because they worked hard for it. Don’t ever hate on someone’s hustle. Just figure out how you can get there.” – Jo Koy
  3. “There’s a difference between fake hustle for show and being someone who tries hard to win.” – Manny Machado
  4.  “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill
  5. “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –Lolly Daskal
  6. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
  7. “Work was intended not to give a man a reason to live, but rather to give him a means to live.”― Criss Jami
  8. “All the so-called ‘secrets of success’ will not work unless you do.” – Jaymin Shah
  1. “If it comes easy, it will go fast.” – Andrena Sawyer
  2.  “The key to success is to start before you are ready.” – Marie Forleo
  3. “Frugality was my side hustle. I was really good at it.” – Chris Sullivan
  1. “We live in the land of opportunities. People come from all over the world to hustle and work their way up to places that they could only imagine or dream of.” – Farshad Asl
  2. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  1. “You’re either changing your life or you’re not. No waiting for this or that or better weather or other hurdles. Hurdles are the change.” – Terri Guillemets
  2. “Today, I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice
  3. “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley
  1. “You are a ghost. Filled with stardust, wearing the bones as the shield and the skin as the cape. Fighting every day and opening up for the new wounds in the hustle of hiding the old scars.” – Akshay Vasu
  2. “Whatever your hustle is, go somewhere with it.” – Tionne Watkins
  1. “WATCH out for your surroundings, UPGRADE your mindset and keep FOCUS.” – Surgeo Bell
  2. “All my life, I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.” – Curtis Carlson
  3. “The best kinds of people in your life aren’t those who gather to celebrate your success, but those who gather to help your hustle.” – Usman Ismaheel
  1.  “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Marcus Washling
  2. “A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.” – Henry Kravis
  3. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi
  1.  “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.” – Margaret Thatcher
  1.  “He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” – Dutch Proverb
  2. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder
  3. “Music is my hustle.” – Pitbull
  4. To achieve something that you have never achieved before, you must become someone that you have never been before.”– Les Brown
  5. “Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.” – Marica Wieder
  1.  “Hustle beats talent, when talent doesn’t hustle.” – Ross Simmonds
  1. “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” – David Rockefeller
  2. “Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.”– J.R. Rim
  3. “Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
  1. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” – Robert Tew
  1. “It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” – Mark Cuban
  2. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford
  1. “Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.”  – Chinese Proverb
  1. “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” – Stephen C. Hogan
  2. “Fortune sides with him who dares.” – Virgil
  1.  “If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way.” – Henry Rollins
  1. “When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures. So I did 10 times more work.” – George Bernard Shaw
  2.  “Every night, I try to hustle and do what I can do. And when you hit a ground ball, you should hustle.” – Steve Clevenger
  3.  “The load on your shoulders today will be the ground that you walk on tomorrow.”– Nicole Addison
  4. “Each day wake up and ask yourself what will make you feel most alive that day.”― Jaymin Shah
  1. “Many people think they want things, but they don’t really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.” – Sophia Loren
  2. “Hustle like no one is awake.”– Jill Telford
  3.  “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer
  1. “Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.” – William James
  2. “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, and others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan
  3.  “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.”– Gary Vaynerchuk
  4.  “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined!”- Thoreau
  5.  “Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” – Anonymous
  1. “If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and Earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  1. “I’ve always had that obsessive will to win and a commitment to excellence.” – Sumner Redstone
  2. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” – Bruce Feirstein
  3. “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.” – Patti Smith
  1.  “Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a dance step – it’s an old business procedure.” – Fran Lebowitz
  2. “When you see only problems, you’re not seeing clearly.”– Phil Knight
  1. “The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest.” Deepika Padukone
  1. “I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn’t take any ability to hustle.” – Wade Boggs
  2. “I’d rather hustle 24/7 than slave away 9-5.” – Fat Joe
  3. “Hustle isn’t just working on the things you like. It means doing the things you don’t enjoy so you can do the things you love.” – Unknown
  4. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley
  5. “Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus.” – Helen Hanson
  1. “I never wanted to take the easy way, and I was always willing to hustle.” – Bebe Rexha
  2. “You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you’re willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I’ll make the first film that costs zero dollars.” – Nick Nolte
  1. “The hustle brings the dollar. The experience brings the knowledge. The persistence brings success.” – Ross Simmonds
  2. “We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.”- Herb Kelleher
  1.  “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele
  2. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
  1. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  2.  “In New York, ingenuity goes hand-in-hand with the hustle to survive.” – Joe Gebbia
  1. “Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.” – Marica Wieder
  1. “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley
  1. “Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.” – Edward H. Harriman
  1. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King
  1. “All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” – Pope Paul VI
  1.  “Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda
  1. “He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” – Dutch Proverb
  2. “If you’re not willing to risk the usual, you’ll have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
  3.  “Grind until you get it no matter what the haters say and never look back, keep striving cause it’s your life.”― Jonathan Anthony Burkett
  4. “This industry is all about work, and just because Sundance exposed me to the world, it is my job to stay deserving in that world. The work never ends; the hustle just get harder, and you get stronger!” – Gina Rodriguez
  5. “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.” – Philippos
  6. “Success in general is a well-balanced blend of luck, DNA, confidence, and hustle.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  7. “My hustle is nonstop. I never stop hustling.” – Young Jeezy
  8. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  9. “Having the positive belief that it will all be O.K. just means that you hustle and make it work because failure is not even an option in your own mind.” – Natalie Massen
  10. “I love the work, love the grind. I love what I have to go through to get what I want.”- Deshaun Watson
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The above quotes will guide and propel you to keep going if you pay huge attention and allow them to guide you. Hustle with a purpose by attending to the above. 

It’s now up to you, hustler.

We hope you don’t have to get to this section of the post because we believe inspiration must be acted upon. If you drew inspiration from any of the quotes, you have to get to action now. Waste no time.

All the best in your hustle.

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