I like this very much — especially because it's on Medium rather than on your own website. I'm a professional blogger, journalist and editor, so when I write for a 'normal' website, I only do so for money. However, I'm more than happy to contribute to this outlet on Medium.
So, I'll be submitting pieces for sure. Thanks for the invite.
1: Focus on my strengths. Make them the core of my daily activities.
2: Reverse engineer your ambition. That means: figure out where you want to go. Then go back in time step by step by step (start with step number 10, then 9, then 8, etc.). Once you've got all those steps in place go from 1 to 2 to 3, etc.
If you take 2 shots and they're both big hits, great. 2 goals. But if you shoot 14 times and 7 of them go in, your relative success is less (50 percent rather than 100 percent), but your actual success is bigger (7 goals versus 2).
"Hustle means putting all your effort into achieving the goal at hand and that means making every minute count."
That's it. But it's not JUST about work. It's about whatever it is that makes you fulfilled.
Hustling is being the best you can be and making the most out of anything you set your mind to. Whether it's spending time with the wife and kids, writing, building the website, or doing charity. You go ALL IN, ALL THE TIME.
"So you need to work harder. Your talent just isn't enough."
In fact, many talented people aren't working hard at all, which is why, in the end, they fall short and those who are LESS talented but willing to work their asses off rise to the top.