Hustling vs. Spinning Your Wheels


We all know people who seem like they are going a million miles an hour.

You know the type.

Always on their phone, always chatting and always with something up their sleeve.

To most outside observers, these people are probably "successful."

After all, if they're that busy they must have a good sense of what they're doing at any given time, and they must have a plan for all of that energy expended.




It can certainly be de-motivational to compare yourself to those people when you are more methodical or if you don't know exactly what you're doing at any given time.


How can you compete?


Well, consider this...


What if the people that are going a million miles an hour are spinning their wheels?

What if, they're not actually achieving anything with their activity, and instead, they're around in circles trying the same thing over and over again in the hopes that it will finally work?

What if, success isn't always outwardly visible by the level of activity someone has, and people are trying to create illusion of success by appearing to have it all figured out?

Would you say, that just maybe that's possible?


Of course it is.



The point of this thought exercise is simple.


Stop comparing yourself to other people!


If you learn anything when you start a business or become a marketer, it's that people are DIFFERENT.


Like, WAY, different.

And the secret? All of them can be successful. 


They just have different methods!

There are so many different types of people with different motivations and different thought patterns and wants and needs that it's impossible to even conceptualize it.


The only truths to glean from all of this?

  • No one is just like you.
  • Don't doubt. Don't compare.
  • Give yourself a break!

Just trust what you've learned your whole life. Trust your own methodology. 

And, if you don't have one quite yet, be OK with it and keep at it. You'll develop your unique one soon.

Learn what you want to learn and what comes naturally to you, and let the rest fall where it may.

Because you have strengths, and you have weaknesses, and no one else has the same ones.

Hustle in your own way, don't spin your wheels trying to be something you're not!


Be excellent, not perfect.

- The Imperfect Marketer




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