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Entrepreneur is one of those sexy words. It’s a strong word that encourages enthusiasm, hope, and carries real energy. It’s the word that screams freedom and success. If only we could own our own business, we then could be living out our dreams…or so we think.
This dream of entrepreneurship rings in our soul, so we set out to create what we want. We buy the domain, design the website, get set up on Amazon. Sure it takes a couple of weeks, but we did it. We got our hustle up and running.
And there lies the problem.
In today’s society, it’s so easy to create a startup company. For me, I’ve come up with an idea, designed the website and logo, and started selling my product within a day. A few clicks from my bed, and I’m a regular online business.
Launching your hustle isn’t hard.
Making your hustle successful is hard.
I think one of the biggest misconceptions about starting a hustle is that you will gain all this freedom and that it will come naturally to you. That’s not the case at all. Having a hustle is an all-day affair. It’s not tinkering with what I’m passionate about at a leisurely pace. Your hustle is more complicated, tedious and time-consuming than any other job you have ever worked.
Successful hustlers are self-driven, wake up early in the morning, work long hours, make their customers’ experience their priority, all the while still trying to have a balance between their family and spiritual life.
Being a successful entrepreneur is not impossible.
It’s just hard work.
A lot of hard work.
What does the bible say about personality?
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
You lazy fool, look at an ant. Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two. Nobody has to tell it what to do.All summer it stores up food; at harvest it stockpiles provisions. So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing. How long before you get out of bed? A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next?
Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, poverty your permanent houseguest! Proverbs 6:10-15 (MSG)
Life is not a series of inspiring montages. Your fingers will get calloused, your knees bruised, your mind mentally drained – all for your hustle. And the thing is, God knows this. God expects this.
Scripture tells us to work as if we are working for the Lord, not for ourselves or others. When we don’t work hard, we are dishonoring God and setting ourselves up for failure.
Here’s the warning label for this post. There is a time and place for hustle. Don’t let the excuse of working hard distract you from the fact that God has called you to be something more than your hustle.
Remember who you are supposed to be hustling for.
We already understand that being an entrepreneur is hard work. I would never want to scare you away from your passions or dreams – I just want to bring the reality of this life to you. Continually ask yourself, “Is my dream worth it?” If there is any hesitation in your answer, I think you know this particular hustle isn’t for you. If you answered a resounding “YES” then I have three essential tips to help you make your hustle a little bit easier.
Three tips to make your hustle easier.
Today, may you work hard. May you embrace the grit and fall in love with the work. God has called you to work with all your heart, so go out and do it.
What’s your biggest struggle when it comes to your hustle? Sound off below.