Hustle. It’s an interesting word. When I was younger, I remember a pornographic magazine called Hustler. It still exists, founded by Larry Flynt. He is most famous outside of the pornographic realm for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt”. Whether you are a fan of his work or not, there is no doubt that he is a man who had hustle in spades. Still, when saying I want to develop my hustle, I am not sure I really want to become a pornographer. A discussion for another article!
According to the dictionary, the verb hustle can mean:
- to proceed or work rapidly or energetically:
- to hustle about putting a house in order.
- to push or force one’s way; jostle or shove.
- to be aggressive, especially in business or other financial dealings.
- Slang. to earn one’s living by illicit or unethical means.
- Slang. (of a prostitute) to solicit clients.
I have been trying to redevelop my hustle. And things are beginning to move in the right direction, but it’s a slow progress. Time is running out… or not, as if like me you have belief in some scientists we might be the first generation alive now to live forever! 🙂
We only have one life. We have one chance at it. We need to try and make an impact. That impact might be only on our friends, or families. Or we can have an impact on colleagues, our schools, towns or countries. Or maybe like a few world visionaries such as Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Peter Diamandis, the entire world.
What do you want to impact?
What is your hustle?
How do you know?
Only you can know what you want to impact. And only you can know what is your hustle. But it behoves us all to try and develop it.