There are two fractions – the “Nah, I’m good” club and the “Come on! Let’s go” club.
The “I’m good” club are the people who value a stable life while the “Let’s go” club are the ones who think that if they don’t change or i.e., stop doing something – they die.
The stability folks, the idlers, are pretty nice. These are the people you want to hang out with once a year, probably, at home watching movies or going outside (but not too far) to drink a cup of coffee.
The hustlers are crazy but very very motivational. Even the idlers are getting pissed off by just looking at how the hustlers are rocking it every day, burn out, rise up, hustle, burn out, rise up, and still keep hustling.
The funny thing is that idlers want exactly what hustlers are doing while hustlers are hustling because they want to have a stable life.
As a hustler myself, I can confirm the fact that when a hustler sees another hustler hustling – he’s gonna be pushing even harder.
It happens because hustlers love to compare themselves to other people and see what else they can do to outperform them.
Oh, wait! Don’t all of the success books tell ya that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others and rather focus on yourself?
That doesn’t work for hustlers. They are getting charged by looking at others, seeing their success and getting motivated to rock even harder.
Like, I heard that my friend has just landed a job as a junior developer, and he’s gonna be making twice as much as I do in just a year. As a content writer, I’ll never see those huge salaries of developers that easily, so now, I’m working 9/5, running a website, cold pitching and landing clients at Upwork just to compete with my friend.
As a hustler, you’ll be constantly stressed, close to a nervous breakdown, and burnout, but instead of taking a step back you’re probably gonna make a few steps forward to get your ass destroyed completely.
That’s an absurd. But that’s how it works for hustlers.
They don’t create to live – they live to create.
And also, they want to have a stable life, and one day, to have a chance to chill on a beach.
What’s the problem of doing that right now?
They think that no stability is stable. They’ve seen their parents getting fired, enterprises getting closed, and the life is changing constantly, so they are afraid of the stability.
In the beast mode though, they are constantly ready to make one change after another which brings up the moto that all hustlers are aware of:
“Change is the only constant”
Hustlers are ready to pack up their stuff now and go to another country, continent, or planet if that is required. No doubts.
However, most of the time they are extremely worried about the future. They are continuously making plans and trying to think one step ahead which helps them being proactive. Usually, hustlers are very stressed, and all they need is a hug.
Whenever a hustler is ready to chill (yeah, there are such moments), they’ll probably watch some “mind-opening” YouTube video, play a computer game (while cultivating the next success plan), talk to someone, etc. Unfortunately, that doesn’t last for too long.
Anything triggers the beast mode. For example (happens rarely), a very sensitive hustler might be watching some wildlife program where a cat named Boris is chilling too.
A moment later, the music intensifies, Boris wakes up and starts rushing towards its prey and catches a mouse. Then the narrator says that Boris-like cats are very active and confident, they NEVER STOP, and always get their prey.
A hustler will be like “How the fuck Boris is hustling and I am not?”. It’s time to get back to work.
Unlike hustlers who fight for a stable life, idlers are already enjoying the stable life. Idlers are the people who don’t like to change jobs, homes, friends, etc. They value stability and will do everything to remain in a stable position.
The funny thing is that for living a stable life you don’t need to lift a finger, but for some reason, everyone I know including myself is hustling to live a stable live one day which will never happen.
Idlers are calm people with few very close friends, a few activities that do not usually require any significant active movements such as computer games, TV series, etc.
Just like hustlers, idlers are concerned with their wallet and future, however, they tend to shift their responsibilities to others blaming everybody except themselves for not getting more.
Idlers are the people who will find a million excuses to justify themselves, and a million more to prove everybody wrong.
However, neither hustlers nor idlers can be divided into good and bad. There are hustlers who spit on your face in order to reach their goals and there are idlers who will bring you down to “reality” to justify themselves.
In contrast, there are idlers who are very confident, work-loving, cheerful people who are having their life now. They are bothered with the future, but they feel powerless about it, so they simply enjoy the beauties of today.
And of course, there are hustlers, great leaders, who have mastered entrepreneurship, communication, and decision-making which I consider 3 most important skills one can have. There is a whole philosophy behind those 3, and they are worth learning.
Why idlers are not killing it like hustlers do?
They just don’t care. And, well, they didn’t learn to set goals.
They’ve got everything they need today, so why being bothered with tomorrow. Who knows what tomorrow brings. It’s the next day. It’s complicated, and it’s too unpredictable.
Idlers are the bravest people on earth because they are fearless when it comes to inaction. In contrast, hustlers tend to blame themselves for not doing anything productive.
Idlers are the ones who enjoy spending their free time, why hustlers are the ones who enjoy working their free time.
The most important thing to realize is that hustlers are both consumers and creators while idlers are consumers only since they don’t own the possessions they create.
The main difference between hustlers and idlers is not in genetics, religion, race, or anything of that kind. The main difference is the philosophy behind the lifestyles. Most importantly, the difference is in the choices that they make.
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