"Well, in our country," said Alice, still panting a little, "you'd generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we've been doing."
"A slow sort of country!" said the Queen. "Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!" - Through the Looking-Glass
As Casey Neistat puts it, Life is like moving the wrong way on an escalator. You must continue to move in order to keep up. If you stand still, you will fall behind. Whether it be in education, business or anything else in life. To continue to move, is to continue to learn and improve. To stand still, is to give up or even to be content with where you are in life, giving others the chance to catch up to you and even overtake you.
To get anywhere in this life, you need to hustle. Believe that you can achieve, and you will achieve. All it takes is dedication and persistence.