Good things come to those who hustle.
This quote speaks to me.
This has been on my mind recently, and it can’t be more true.
I’ve been trying to figure out the whole point of my blog – obviously I created this platform because I wanted to and because I genuinely like writing and telling stories. But as I start to delve into taking blogging seriously, it’s daunting. Sure, it’s fun to write posts and be creative. But there’s a whole other side to blogging, and it’s one that most people don’t see.
It’s hours put into social media, to make yourself accessible to readers and to grow your audience. It’s engaging with other bloggers to try and make connections and internet friends. It’s researching ways to make content that people actually want to read – and researching ways to get people to commit to reading a full post. And then there’s the comparison trap – you see other bloggers like you and you compare everything you do to them, and wonder what you can do to get to the next level.
And honestly? It’s daunting. But it’s also fun. And nothing is more rewarding than smashing a goal you have and exceeding your own expectations.
That’s where this whole “good things come to those who hustle” thing comes in. I wholeheartedly believe that passion and drive will always set you apart from other people – it’s easy to see when people care about the work they do. No matter what you like to do, whether it’s blogging or photography or athletics or academics, if you hustle hard for it, people will notice that and appreciate it.
So I’m making it my goal to focus on the hustle – and I think you should too. It’s easy to sit back and wish for something and hope that it’ll just fall into your lap. But where’s the fun in that?
To work for something, and then to actually achieve it, is the greatest feeling in the world. Good things will come to those who hustle for it.
I got a canvas with this quote on it as a gift (from the ultimate hustler/girlboss Erica over at Coming Up Roses – and I’m sure you know her by now) and it’s the perfect daily reminder. It fits in perfectly with my other pieces that I put together to create somewhat of a gallery wall in my dorm room, and it’s perfect!
It’s a great way to remind myself that hustling hard now will pay off in the long run – and I want you to think the same thing.
Hustle hard so that you make yourself proud. That’s the most important thing, right?
Nothing feels better than accomplishing something you’ve been working for – and the more you do it, the more you’ll feel ready and prepared to tackle your next big goal. I can promise you that. 😊
What are you hustling for? Let me know in the comments below!