20 Quotes to Motivate You to Hustle Like Never Before

Chasing your dreams takes a lot of work. It requires the daily drive and determination to get up every morning and face the obstacles that are placed in your way. Sometimes the road to your dreams means experiencing failure, learning tough lessons, and having the willpower to carry out each step no matter how long it takes. 

As thrilling as it might be to start shaping your life and hustling towards your dreams, it can also be hard to maintain a high level of motivation. Having something that drives you, pushes you, and encourages you to take the next step is imperative to see your dreams come true. And that something might just be words.

Keeping motivational quotes around to read and meditate on daily can be just the boost you need to succeed. Below are 20 quotes that are sure to motivate you to get your hustle on:

  • “The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.” ―Unknown
  • “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” ―Estee Lauder
  • “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” ―Audre Lorde
  • “Sometimes you’ve got to work a little so you can ball a lot.” ―Tom Haverford
  • “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” ―Michael Jordan
  • “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.” ―Patti Smith
  • “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” ―Oprah Winfrey
  • “You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” ―Jim Rohn
  • “Who told these people with dreams, goals, and ambitions they could take time off?” ―Darnell Lamont Walker
  • “A patient dog will have no bone to eat because other dogs have eaten.” ―Ojo Michael E.
  • “You gotta run more than your mouth to escape the treadmill of mediocrity. A true hustler jogs during the day, and sleepwalks at night.” ―Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not For Sale
  • “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
  • “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” ―Robert Tew
  • “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” ―Gary Vaynerchuk
  • “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” ―Muhammad Ali
  • “Go hard or go home.” ―Unknown
  • “Watch out for your surroundings, upgrade your mindset, and keep focus.” ―Surgeo Bell
  • “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
  • “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” ―Stephen C. Hogan
  • “Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” ―Chinese proverb