The 2020s so far have us deeply entrenched in hustle culture. Everyone seems to have a side hustle or passion project, and sometimes it’s helpful to read some hustle quotes to get some motivation.
Constantly giving it your all can get you burnt out. Printing out some of these hustle quotes and placing them around your workspace could give you that fire to keep you going.
No amount of talent or luck can replace good, old fashion hustle. Here are some hustle quotes to inspire that hard work.
“Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anais Nin
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley
“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde
“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 Massenet
“My hustle is nonstop. I never stop hustling.” – Young Jeezy
“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
“Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan
“Hustle like you broke and keep that passion.” – Jay Rock
“Some hustle for respect. Some hustle for love. Others hustle for truth. We all hustle to survive.” – Unknown
“Sometimes, you’ve got to work a little, so you can ball a lot.” – Tom Haverford
“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
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”― Thomas Edison
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
“Success in general is a well-balanced blend of luck, DNA, confidence, and hustle.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Never let anyone outwork you or out-hustle you. Ever.” – Rick Pitino
Grind Hustle Quotes
When you feel like you’ve just hit a wall, it’s time to grind harder. Here are hustle quotes that inspire you to get back to that grind.
“Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don’t despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end.”― Sanjo Jendayi
“Anything lost can be found again, except for time wasted. A vision without action is merely a dream. Action—it’s the grind, it’s the hustle, it’s the persistence.” – Kevin Gates
“It’s not a question of how much work it will take, how much suffering will be involved, or how fast the results will come. It’s about committing to the grind every day.” – Ben Bergeron
“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” – Dale Carnegie
“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer
“You can either complain about it or grind, I choose to grind.” ― Kyle Vidrine
“Today, I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice
“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
“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
“Don’t expect people to understand your grind when God did not give them your vision.” – Anonymous
“It takes time, it’s a grind. There are no shortcuts. You’ve got to grind and grind.” – Mark Cuban
“I love the work, love the grind. I love what I have to go through to get what I want.”- Deshaun Watson
“What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That’s the secret of my life.”– Guy Kawasaki
Hustle Motivation Quotes
We can all use a little motivation to get moving when the going gets tough. Here are hustle quotes that inspire motivation.
“Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anais Nin
“Greatness only comes before hustle in the dictionary.” – Ross Simmonds
“All the so-called ‘secrets of success’ will not work unless you do.” – Jaymin Shah
“The load on your shoulders today will be the ground that you walk on tomorrow.”– Nicole Addison
“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
“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
“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
Talent vs. Hustle Quotes
Talent can only get you so far. If you aren’t willing to work on your skills, you’ll get surpassed by someone with half the natural talent and twice the work ethic.
Here are some hustle quotes about how working hard will beat talent every time.
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King
“Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle” – Ross Simmonds
“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
“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer
“I don’t have any formula. I just work with my heart, putting in a lot of hard work.” – Ranbir Kapoor
“Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.” – Edward H. Harriman
“I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn’t take any ability to hustle.” – Wade Boggs
“Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.” – Blair Waldorf
“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
“Mine’s a pretty simple strategy: there’s not a lot of talent here, but there’s a lot of hustle. I have to be in every place I can, and be busy.” – Ryan Seacrest
Hustle Small Business Quotes
No small business owner can succeed without some level of hustle. Freelancing and entrepreneurship require so much of you as an individual and professional. There are no days off and there’s no substitute for hard work. Here are some hustle quotes to inspire small business owners.
“It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” – Mark Cuban
“I’d rather hustle 24/7 than slave 9 to 5.” – Unknown
“Take a leap of faith on your dreams, not for me and not for the society, just for yourself.” – Vinay Garg
“You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” – Stephen C. Hogan
“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell
“Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.”– J.R. Rim
Humility and Hustle Quotes
When you think hustle quotes, Martin Luther King Jr. may not be the first name you think of. However, this inspirational quote encompasses the attitude you need to possess behind every hustle. “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.’”
No matter what job you have – whether you’re a high fashion designer or working your way up as an intern – you need to own that work. Let your work speak for you, and that hustle will bring you that success you’re looking for.
Author, Artist, Photographer.
Sarah Margaret is an artist who expresses her love for feminism, equality, and justice through a variety of mediums: photography, filmmaking, poetry, illustration, song, acting, and of course, writing.
She owns Still Poetry Photography, a company that showcases her passion for capturing poetic moments in time. Instead of poetry in motion, she captures visual poetry in fractions of a second, making cherished keepsakes of unforgettable moments.
She is the artist behind the Still Poetry Etsy shop, which houses her illustrations and bespoke, handmade items. She is the author of intricacies are just cracks in the wall, a narrative poetry anthology that follows a young woman discovering herself as she emerges from an abusive relationship.