🚨Being anti-hustle is NOT being anti-hard work🚨
Here’s why ⤵️
Hustle and hard work are NOT the same thing 🙅🏼♀️🤯
Hustle is a state of being. It is frantic and chaotic and based only in the short term. When we are hustling, we are only thinking about the end result 📍 We are thinking in 30-day sprints or 90-day pushes, which causes us to feel scattered, hurried, frantic, and pressured because we are only focusing on achieving the goal 📈
That energy is VERY different than the energy that comes with dedicated, hard work 🧘🏼♀️🌀
Hard work is you putting in the time and effort while keeping in mind that success isn't found in the outcome. It’s found in the daily action, and when you center your attention on the daily action, you can find joy in the process and in the journey. Finding joy in the day-to-day keeps us grounded and consistent. There is no need to feel frantic or scarce when you know that the goal is already yours! It’s just a matter of time 👏🏼
I think it's important to note the difference between the two because the work of a person who is hustling and the work of a person who is working hard can look exactly the same! It really comes down to that person's state of being in the work that makes all the difference.
Of course there will always be times when we put it more hours and work longer days, and there isn't anything wrong with that. It only becomes a problem when it is all-consuming, when you can't turn your brain off, when you're snapping at your family for "distracting" you, when you're working 80-hour weeks every single week, when you're just trying to hit the next metric.
Again the two are not the same. Hustle is damaging and depleting, whereas hard work is fulfilling and purposeful.
You can be anti-hustle and pro-hard work! The two can co-exist. The difference lies in who you're being in the work.
I made a video sharing these same sentiments. Watch it here.