Hustle Ambition Quotes

133 Hustle Quotes to Remember As You’re Grinding to the Top (MOTIVATION)

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Got a goal you have been dreaming about but feeling stuck? These quotes about hustling will get you started and keep you motivated.

To “hustle” is to basically work extremely hard, or to grind, towards a money-making goal. To succeed, determination and discipline to put in the hard work matter more than anything. That’s why almost anybody can succeed as an entrepreneur, but it is definitely not easy. Here are the best ambition quotes for hustlers so that you can cultivate your goals and reach your milestone.

Happy grinding!


Famous hustle quotes

1. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” Steve Jobs

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” Steve Jobs

2. “Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle.” Abraham Lincoln

3. “You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest.”

4. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The next best thing is the wrong thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt

5. One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don't choose your passions; your passions choose you. Jeff Bezos Click To Tweet

6. “What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That’s the secret of my life.” Guy Kawasaki

7. “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” Gabriel García Márquez

8. “Don’t think about your errors or failures; otherwise, you’ll never do a thing.” Bill Murray

9. Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan Click To Tweet

10. “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.’” Martin Luther King, Jr

11. “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” Roald Dahl

12. “I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell, I am a hustler, baby, I’ll sell water to a well.” Jay-Z

13. Nothing worth having comes easy. Theodore Roosevelt Click To Tweet

14. “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

15. “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

16. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” Henry Ford

17. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates


Entrepreneurship ambition quotes (THINK BIG)

18. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” Donald Trump

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” Donald Trump

19. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker

20. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” Vince Lombardi

21. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs

22. Look in the mirror. That’s your competition. #Hustle Click To Tweet

23. “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people cant.” Warren G. Tracy’s student

24. “There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.” Christopher Morley

25. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” Malcolm Forbes

26. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell


No pain no gain quotes (DISCIPLINE)

27. ”It may be a slow process but quitting won’t speed it up.”

It may be a slow process but quitting won't speed it up

28. “The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.”

29. “Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.” Henry J. Kaiser

30. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

31. “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you.”– Derek Jeter

32. Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you. #Hustle Click To Tweet

33. “I love the work, love the grind. I love what I have to go through to get what I want.” Deshaun Watson

34. “Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.”

35. “Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.” Kevin Hart

36. “The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn’t prepared to work for.” Habeeb Akande

37. Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right. Joel Osteen Click To Tweet

38. “It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” Mark Cuban

39. “Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation.”

40. “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.”

41. Stop whining, start grinding. #Hustle Click To Tweet

42. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” Tim Duncan

43. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”  Tommy Lasorda

44. “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.”  Mark Spitz

45. “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer

46. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” Muhammad Ali

47. Hustle till you can party. Click To Tweet

48. “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” G.K. Nelson

49. “When people see a legend, they call it a legend. But to be a legend, it’s a lot of hard work and patience.” Burning Spear


Short hustle quotes

50. “Good things happen to those who hustle.” Anais Nin

"Good things happen to those who hustle." Anais Nin

51. “If it comes easy, it will go fast.” – Andrena Sawyer

52. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

53. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” Beverly Sills

54. “Life is short. Don’t be lazy.”-Sophia Amoruso

55. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” Beverly Sills

56. I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. Estee Lauder Click To Tweet

57. “Hustle until your haters ask if you’re hiring.”

58. “Focus on being productive instead of being busy.” Tim Ferris

59. “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

60. “I don’t make excuses. I make results.”


Good morning rise and grind quotes

61. “I’m grinding when you are sleeping” Gary Vee

"I'm grinding when you are sleeping" Gary Vee

62. “Hustlers don’t sleep. They nap.”

63. “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” Colin Powell

64. “Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.”

65. “Suffer the pain of discipline. Or, suffer the pain of regret.”

66. “Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”

67. I’ve got a dream that is worth more than my sleep. Eric Thomas Click To Tweet

68. “You will never always be motivated. You have to learn to be disciplined.”

69. “5 AM – The hour where either legend is either waking up or, going to sleep.”

70. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time.” – Don Zimmer

71. “Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself.”

72. Don’t stay in bed unless you can make money in bed. George Burns Click To Tweet

73. ”Get up every morning and tell yourself: I can do this”

74. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

75. “Good morning. Eyes up. Hearts up. Minds sharp. Compassion on full blast. (Sips coffee) Okay, let’s go.”

76. “Today rise up, push yourself to the limit. Earn it.”

77. G. R. I. N. D. - Get Ready It’s a New Day Click To Tweet

78. “Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.”  Travis Kalanick


Daily grind quotes to motivate and inspire you

79. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” Robert Tew

"The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” Robert Tew

80. “Don’t stop until you’re proud.”

81. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” Gary Vaynerchuk

82. “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it.” Les Brown

83. “Starve your distractions. Feed your focus.”

84. I hustled. I conquered. Click To Tweet

85. “I will keep on hurdling and keep on hustling.” Gucci Mane

86. “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” Vince Lombardi Jr.

87. “Let your hustle be louder than your mouth.”

88. “The hustle brings the dollar. The experience brings knowledge. Persistence brings success.” Ross Simmonds

89. “Guys who might not be superstars but because of their hustle, because of the little things they do, these are the guys who can really mean the difference between winning and losing.” – Dwyane Wade

90. Grind and hustle for you. Not because you care about what other people think. Click To Tweet

91. “You’re not going to become a beast overnight. Grind every day until you become one.”

92. “I like to grind and not think too much about the good stuff. I like to focus on the stuff I need to get better at.” Khalil Mack

93. “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

94. “As a winner, learn not to let negative comments affect you. Just treat it as firewood that feeds your fire. Soon that fire will be so big and so bright that those who criticized you will smell the smoke, even if they happen to be on the other side of the world.” Kevin Abdulrahman

95. “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

96. “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


Monday back to the grind quotes

97. Get Ready It’s A New Day (GRIND).

98. “Work hard in silence. Let success make the noise.”

99. “All wealth is the product of labor.” John Locke

100. “A year from now…we’ll see who was really working.”

101. “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

102. “Not all hustle is loud. Sometimes hustle is just you, all alone, grinding, while no one hears a sound.”

103. Always be the hardest worker in the room.

104. Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work. Usain Bolt Click To Tweet

105. “No one cares about your problems. Work harder.”

106. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

107. “Everyday is a hustle. Do I get tired? Yes. Do I give up? No.”

108. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.  Bill Cosby

109. “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” Stephen C. Hogan

110. “Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.”  Matthew Keith Groves

111. “I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.”  Sylvester Stallone


Friday grind quotes

112. T.G.I.F. - The Grind Includes Friday. Click To Tweet

113. “Happy Friday to those who hustle like it’s Monday.”

114. “If you’re still broke…the grind includes Sunday!”

115. “Success is what comes after you stop making excuses.” Luis Galarza

116. “Don’t settle for easy. Grind hard and make it happen.”

117. In order to become the 1%, you have to do what the other 99% won’t. #Hustle Click To Tweet

118. “I don’t have a 9 to 5, I have a 24/7”

119. “I’d rather hustle 24/7 than slave away 9-5.” Fat Joe

120. “Excuses will always be there for you. Opportunity won’t.”

121. “The grind does not stop on a Friday night. Keep hustling.”

122. Let them sleep while you grind. Let them party while you work. The difference will show. Click To Tweet

123. “It’s a new day. The grind continues.”

124. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohn

125. “My hustle is nonstop. I never stop hustling.” Young Jeezy


Hustle quotes to inspire success

126. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” Abraham Lincoln

127. “You can either complain about it or grind, I choose to grind.” Kyle Vidrine

128. “Today, I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” Jerry Rice

129. “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. Colin Powell

130. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

131. The key to success is to start before you are ready. Marie Forleo Click To Tweet

132. “The load on your shoulders today will be the ground that you walk on tomorrow.” Nicole Addison

133. “The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” Dale Carnegie


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