“Hustle…an appetite for hard work and a sense of destiny allows you to create the things you wish existed”. – Gary Ryan Blair
There are two and only two types of strategy…offense and defense.
Offensive strategy exists to advance your position, to score goals, to put points on the board…to win.
Offensive strategy is proactive, it’s hustle, heart and hard work…it means playing to win.
Defensive strategy exists to hold ground, to prevent the offense or opposition from scoring.
Defensive strategy is reactive…it means playing not to lose.
The cold, hard finger in the eye truth is that…far too many people spend the majority of their lives deploying the wrong strategy.
They choose to play defense.
They choose to resist change.
They choose to maintain the status quo.
They choose to lower their standards.
They choose to settle for less.
They choose to make excuses.
They merely exist and live a small fear filled life.
As a result of playing defense, they operate in a reactive, wait-and-see mode, constantly retreating, forever back pedaling and have very little to show on the highlight reel.
On the other hand, those that choose to deploy a strong, relentless and determined offense are constantly advancing, gaining ground, building momentum, proactively creating the conditions for positive change and achieving their goals.
Why it Matters?
A strong relentless offense is what separates high and low achievers…and your ability to get out there and hustle along with an appetite for hard work and a sense of destiny allows you to create the things you wish existed…it’s that simple.
Cultivating the ability to hustle…to achieve goals quickly, effectively and creatively is a mandatory condition for success for the simple reason that great offensive skills will allow you to maintain control and live life on your terms.
The real secret of success and perhaps the greatest of all offensive strategies is to SUFFER…for the simple reason that everything you want to be, have and do…every goal you want to achieve…comes with a price tag.
There is no free lunch…and to enjoy the thrill of victory rather than the agony of defeat…you must learn to how to hustle and grind for what you want and be willing to suffer the cost of discipline, focus, commitment, sacrifice and perseverance.
Success demands suffering, it expects you to pay the price, to overcome obstacles, to get sweaty…to demonstrate just how badly you want it by out-suffering and out-hustling your competition.
This quote from Muhammad Ali sums it up quite nicely… “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion”.
I created the 100 Day Challenge to show you how to live the rest of your life as a Champion, and in the 3rd and final installment…I’ll share with you a hustle plan for fast tracking any goal you desire.
Until then, be sure to get on the early notification list for the upcoming challenge which begins in just a few days.
Gary Ryan Blair