Hustlers are driven. They are motivated to make a life of their own design, to make a difference. And just like non-hustlers, they’re motivated by their fears. Here are four things that occupy a hustler’s mind:
1. Never enough. Hustlers are motivated by the fear that they are not doing enough. They worry that they’re not taking enough action, even when they’re doing 5 times as much as anyone else. Hustlers fear that by not doing enough, they won’t succeed in reaching their goals, whatever those goals may be. So they respond by doing more.
Non-hustlers are also motivated by fear. But where hustlers’ activity is fueled by fear of not doing enough, non-hustlers are simply paralyzed by fear. They fear taking action because they’re not ready, because they might fail or because other people might judge them. Non-hustlers’ fear ensures that they never take enough action to reach their goals.
2. Not fast enough. Hustlers not only fear not taking enough action, they also fear not doing all that needs to be done fast enough. Hustlers fear that if they don’t move fast, someone else will. They worry that if they don’t take advantage of the opportunities presented to them, those opportunities might disappear. This fear fuels the hustler to move with a sense of urgency.
Non-hustlers prefer to move slowly and cautiously and to let things come to them. They say “If it’s meant to be, it will come.” They are afraid of moving, let alone moving fast.