Partying, Dreaming or Hustling?
This hustle thing is not just a word—you have to be willing to give up something to make it big. For 25 years, I gave up partying on the weekends and drinking alcohol. While others were out partying, vacationing, going on the yachts, and hanging out with the big ballers, you know what I was doing? Hammering on my business and my personal growth. I was learning, I was doing whatever it took to get in front of the right people, and I was investing money into my future and my career… not in the club.
Grind while others sleep, learn while others party, and you will live the way they only dream about.
People thumb through magazines, look at TV and see how all the big shots are living. That’s a waste of time. “Yeah, but Grant, what about enjoying life?” Hey, what about you not enjoying life all the time until you have your money right? Grind while others are out playing, and drinking, and sipping, and smoking, and doing their deal. Forgetting about life is what they are doing. You deserve the dream, but you have to pay the price today to get it.
If you are going to live your dream life you’re going to have to overcome a lot of disappointment as well. You are a big boy, or a big girl, so grow up and don’t take the advice of “time heals,” because it doesn’t work. You’ve probably been sitting there listening to somebody’s problem, girlfriend left the guy, the guy left the girlfriend, whatever happened—and they are sitting there crying, licking their wounds.
“Time heals all wounds,” you say. “It’s going to be ok.”
The person that says “time heals” is saying, “I’m sick of hearing about your problems and I don’t know what to tell you and so I’m going to to give you this little bandage that won’t solve anything.” Bad things happen to everyone. Everyone is going to get a whipping at some point in their life, or over and over. Everyone is going to have a bad patch to run through.
You are going to fall off the horse. You are going to have a loss. You are going to be disappointed. You’re going to have to grow up at some point, heal up, and get up.
Time does not heal, so confront it, look at it, and admit it happened. Know that you have to whip it. Know someone disappointed you, someone betrayed you, someone took advantage of you. Get over it and go after the life you want to have despite it.
The truth is there are 3 types of people saying, “I’m living the dream”:
- Those that have no clue what their dreams are.
- Some are saying it because they are enthusiastic and optimistic people delivering a positive message. I like this group of people but they don’t really mean it.
- Those that are doing well—even very well—but are basically in denial of their potential and possibilities. These people are doing well but not as good as they could be.
The people I know that are actually living the dream never talk about it. They are hustling, they are creating, and they are moving to the next thing in their life or they are doing everything possible to hold onto what it is they have now. My advice is to quit with the little dumb sayings and start making your dreams a reality and taking your potential to the next level.
I want you to really live the dream, to get what you want in life.
And, if you need some personal direction, I want you to come out to my upcoming 10X Growth Conference in Las Vegas. Spend 3 days with me, my family, and some major game-changing friends for the BIGGEST entrepreneurial event of 2018. Last years event was mind-blowing and no one could have expected how massive it was, how many people would be there, and the amazing successes that have come from it.