When it comes to success, there’s no substitute for hard work.
You always hear people say ‘work smarter, not harder’ but you can only work smarter when you’re racky and have more options. It always starts with busting your ass first.
Mark Cuban is no stranger to outworking his competition. Besides owning the Mavs owner and being one of the realest people on TV, he’s a self-made man who sacrificed a lot of years most wouldn’t have to build the insane life he has today.
The man is worth 3.4 billion. Straight up.
His success story is something that should inspire anyone and if owning an NBA team isn’t one of your absurd dreams one day, then you on the wrong site, b.
He’s the type of guy to not only give advice but share real insight about how he made his enormous wealth. Whether he failed or won, this is a man who hustles his ass off like he’s still broke. These quotes will inspire you to reach that same level.
What motivates you to get up every morning to grind and hustle? Working for yourself is a blessing and a curse. When it all boils down to it, everything comes down to you.
Mark Cuban almost seems paranoid about someone working more than him which at this stage of his evolution is a dangerous combination for his competitors.
He famously didn’t take a vacation for seven years after starting his first business and would work 16 hour days.
One thing no one can ever take from you is how much you dedicate yourself to your craft. Being your own boss means holding yourself accountable and not taking any shortcuts. At the end of the day, when you’re not working, somebody else is.
In the grand scheme of things, most of us really ain’t shit. The truth is knowing where you really are in the grand scheme of things is a hard pill to swallow. But understanding that just means you have more work to do is the most important thing.
Mark Cuban’s way of looking at things makes perfect sense. If someone has more money than you, they’re beating you. But don’t worry, it’s a never-ending game and there can be more than one winner here.
Working hard is one thing but working hard for something you don’t fully believe in can take your soul away from you. You need to be 110 percent invested into what you’re doing otherwise the effort you put forth will show.
Know your craft, your competitors, understand what problem you are solving but most importantly love what you do.
Competition breeds greatness. Those who rise up to challenges, have no fear in failure, and keep on pushing are those who find themselves in the lead.
Those who fold up like a lawn chair, back down or act like a punk ass bitch in the face of adversity usually remain useless.
Those who fail and get right back up are the ones who reap the benefits of success.
A part of Mark Cuban’s nature and what makes him so successful is that he’s kind of annoying. Not in a sense that he’s irritating but he’ll ask the questions no one will and be direct with what he wants.
Some people might see that as being overbearing but realistically fuck those people.
One of the hardest things to commit to in this day and age is being original.
Sure you can walk down the same path as a lot of your family and friends but at the end of the day, who’s going to walk down a new path and lead them?
Mark Cuban had the fortune of understanding different industries and trend to eventually amass his enormous wealth but it all started with a dream.
Doing what you love is one of the most important keys to finding success.
Once you can truly believe in something and put your all into it, you will see results and achieve things you never though were possible.
That’s not to say only do things you want to do. You’re going to have to eat a lot of shit on the way but once you have that “Aha” moment, you’ll know.