“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
Are you a ‘hustler‘? If someone asks you this question, you will probably say no because most people associate the term ‘hustler’ with something negative. If you’re an HR leader, you should be described as a hustler by your team or if it’s the other way just accept the fact that you don’t have an existence.
So why should you be a hustler? Here are a few reasons:
1. Get set go
If you are that person who constantly hides in the corner, you will never be successful. A hustler on the other hand always creates a network with other people. To get new opportunities, partnerships and thereby success; you have to come out of your comfort zones.
2. Cares for others
People have a wrong notion that hustlers are swindlers. They are considered to be selfish and deceiving. But truth is that hustlers genuinely care for others as well. They help others in all the possible ways. And this ability of hustlers makes the firm get back the help tenfold in the form of business relationships and opportunities.
Victor Tam, CMO of Rove Concepts says that a successful hustler is always dreaming bigger than anyone else. Hustlers know there is no limit on what one can envision. They dream big and work to achieve what they dream of.
Facebook is a good example with regard to dreaming ridiculously big. Every other social media platform came and went. But over years facebook remains one among the top which shows that Mark Zuckerberg is a true hustler.
4. Bye to distractions
Hustlers do not let outside distractions interfere and take their focus off accomplishing goals. This may sound silly but it isn’t easy for a person to eliminate external disturbances. Even your personal relationships can distract your mind. But hustlers look ahead and don’t take their eyes off the end goal.
5. Out of the box
Thinking out of the box is a workplace cliche. But how many of us actually do it? Hustlers are pragmatic in thinking out of the box. They find the best solutions and innovations which are completely opposite of how most people would. Hustlers are good thinkers too. You hardly see them sitting relaxed.
These are some basic traits of hustlers. Take any prominent leader in politics, business or human resource; you see what keeps them unconquered is their hustle.
Next time when someone asks whether you are a hustler, say them yes with zeal. Grab opportunities and make the best use of them. Remember that hustlers fail but never quit. And they make the workplace a happy environment.