10 Motivational Thoughts That Will Keep You Hustling

So, you’re hustling… 

You’re racing towards your most sacred life goals. It’s full speed ahead. Come hell or high water, nothing’s gonna stop you. 

And all you ask for is a motivational nudge. Something inspiring to keep your fire burning through the night?

I got you covered, mate! 

Over the years I’ve collected the best motivational thoughts and videos from across the web. Time and time again, I’ve come back to them to help me overcome obstacles. 

Here they are: The 10 most motivational thoughts that will keep you hustling. 

1. Dear Hardwork by Adam Ali

This video is really a letter that Adam wrote to hard work

It’s also a story of personal transformation. It’s a story about a man who was initially overwhelmed by hard work. But, gradually, his life turns into the life of his dreams…

2. Invictus by William Henley

I had this poem pasted over my bed for years. I would see it the first thing on waking up and right before falling asleep. 

It’s the same poem that inspired Nelson Mandela during his 27-year prison sentence. Let these words inspire you, too.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be,
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance,
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance,
My head is bloody, but unbow’d.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears,
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years,
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

3. Secrets to Success by Eric Thomas 

Eric was a homeless man but he stubbornly refused to give up. He spent 12 years working towards his undergraduate degree. 

In 2008, Eric spoke to students at Michigan State University. His speech was so powerful that, literally, every sentence can be a quote. 

4. I Still Got a Soul by HBO

I Still Got a Soul showcases the dark side of success—you need to make sacrifices. The road to your dreams is going to be full of tough decisions.

This short film is without any dialogue, but it always leaves me speechless.

5. Rules of Success by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold was born in a small Austrian village with no running water. He went on to become one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, a Hollywood star, and the Governor of California. 

Here are his rules of success. 

6. A Quote by Eric Thomas  

The most important question I’ve ever been asked is “How bad do you want it?”

Eric answers it for us: When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.

7. Stanford Commencement Speech by Steve Jobs

Discover the human side of the icon that is Steve Jobs. He talks about his struggles—being adopted, not knowing what he wanted to do with his life, and, finally, being diagnosed with cancer. 

My favourite quote? “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”. 

8. Second Place by John Doman

This isn’t your standard motivational speech. There is nothing philosophical or spiritual about this one. It’s crass and it’s in your face.

John’s message is simple—Win. I find this excellent to watch before a big day. 

9. Any Given Sunday Speech by Al Pacino 

Next, we have a scene from the movie Any Given Sunday. But it’s really much more than that…

It’s about a middle-aged man reflecting on his life. And giving some honest advice to a group of younger guys

10. Uncomfortable vs Exhaustion by Jaret Grossman

Jaret describes what it means to hustle. Hustling is not simply working hard or trying your best. It’s about being exhausted every single day as you fight for your dreams.

So, are you exhausted or are you just uncomfortable? 

Over to You…

Keep up the struggle. Keep hustling. 

I’m rooting for you.

If you’re looking for more resources to reach your life goals, then check out 5 Strategies That Will Make You Achieve Your Goals.

These were my top 10 most motivational thoughts. What are some of yours?