Hustlers don’t believe that the world is operating on them. They believe that they are operating on the world.

Hustlers don’t believe that they are victims of the circumstances of their birth, no matter how humble, or how painful. They don’t believe they are victims of their parents, their school, or any other external force. The hustler’s story is one of being free of these things, of overcoming.

Hustlers don’t believe they are victims of the political party in power, right or left. They believe that the obstacles that their government places in their way are just another set of hurdles. They don’t believe that these hurdles are insurmountable, regardless of how loud the “victims” squeal. Hustlers hustle no matter which way the political winds blow.

Hustlers aren’t victims of their their employer, their manager, or their supervisor. They set up their own shop inside the company they work for, and they build their own team, selling internally all of the time, converting the non-believers and leading the willing. They know that there is no way for victims to do anything worthwhile. Wherever they are, whomever they work for, they hustle.

The victim mindset is disempowering. If you are a victim, you are powerless to change your own circumstances and powerless to make a difference. A victim believes they are powerless to live the life they would choose for themselves.

The hustler never subscribes to the victim mindset. The hustler is the protagonist in the story they tell, not the victim. The hustler’s mindset is one of being empowered to act.

Bro, do you even hustle?

Post by Anthony Iannarino on June 7, 2014
Anthony Iannarino
Anthony Iannarino is a writer, an author of four books on the modern sales approach, an international speaker, and an entrepreneur. Anthony posts here daily.