Maybe It's Not Hustle Time
Hustle seems to be the buzzword of the last couple of years. Everyone tells you to hustle - non-stop, hard, everyday; you if want success this is apparently what has to be done. But what if it doesn't take any hustle at all? What if, the way to success is to be all of yourself and committed to what it is that you are doing?
The belief in working hard is literally in my DNA. I come from a blue collar town which even in it's transition to other industries still has the work hard ethic; Pittsburgh. We are truly an "Honest days work for an honest days pay" kind of people. Looking around and reading books, magazines, articles and newsletters leads me to believe that if I'm not hustling then I'm not going to make it. Well, I don't think hustle is needed as much as commitment to giving 100% to what you have been tasked to do is needed. After all, if you're hustling all the time you will eventually get tired, mentally and physically, because you're just going and going. However, if you're committed yourself to giving 100% all the time, no matter how important or insignificant the task, then you are in continuous focused movement in the direction a goal.
So the next time someone says you need to hustle harder, let them know what you really need is to commit to what you're doing. And if committing to what you're doing isn't enough, then commit to your dream, keeping it front and center in all that you do, that will open opportunities and get you where you want to go.