How To Stay Humble, But Hustle Hard
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How To Stay Humble, But Hustle Hard

Momentum demands movement.

How To Stay Humble, But Hustle Hard

Lately I have been high on life (one of the best feelings in the world). I've been grinding away making things happen (well, attempting to). My nose has been in book after book; I have sat at Starbucks for hours on end (even on Saturday nights) writing and creating. If you have a human conversation with me, chances are it's a bit scatterbrained... and dare you receive a text, it is just word vomit on steroids.

I know this momentum thing, this high I am feeling, doesn't last forever (Usually, when I tell someone all my nonsense I say, "well I'll probably cry about it tomorrow, but today it seems like a really great idea and a really great plan!"), and... usually I am right. I cry tomorrow and my ideas shift and I pivot. But, I'm learning to work through the stagnant thoughts, the numb ideas, and the moments of zero motivation.

Momentum demands movement. Therefore, I am trying to move, move, move. Even when I have no ideas. Even when I have no motivation. Especially when there isn't an ounce of inspiration in my body. I'd say that 90% of the time, this is when I create the most, and you know why? Because good things come to those who hustle. We grind. We hustle. We are goal diggers. Well, I am, so y'all should join the club!

So... I was looking at this idea of motivation (because it's something I totally believe in): habits are reliable and motivation is fleeting (and most of us know this, but we pretend to forget). The idea is to cultivate habits instead of waiting around for Mr. Motivation to sit on your shoulder. Force yourself to do things (even when you don't want to). Force yourself to hustle, sweat, lose sleep and do the things you just don't want to do (it'll be worth it in the end, I promise). The reason we wait for motivation is because it requires no work, no effort. It chases you. It literally lives through you. Naturally, we're lazy humans. So we sit and wait. Let time pass, and pass, and pass.

So create your own motivation. Create habits and inspiration and big moves. Be high on life.

"hustle: the innate hunger to build, create, do something and try. the ability to make things happen in light of knowing how to get there, but operate with the general principle that actions breed results."

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