Endurance, passion, confidence, hard work—the list continues as to what it truly means to hustle. Working in Silicon Valley can be overwhelming when you stop and realize just how hard everyone around you is hustling. You mean you didn’t build an app today? Oh, you haven’t started your own company yet? What do you mean you don’t know how to code? That’s common conversation, and sometimes it can feel pretty crazy.
I’ve worked in both SF and NYC and I couldn’t imagine two better cities that embrace the hustle more. To each their own, though. As a follow up to the HustleCon event in San Francisco, the presenters themselves were asked to define hustle. Here’s the answer. There’s no silver bullet.
The hustle is not a word that can be defined one way, but rather a way of life driven by various factors. Apple, Google, Facebook, and even Zerocater, have all developed their own path to success. However, none of them have done it without a serious amount of hustle from every single employee.
After hearing from some incredibly successful business people in this clip, I formed my own idea of what hustle is: it’s a burning desire to run as hard as you can in the direction you believe is right, and you won’t stop no matter how many times others try and defeat you.
Do you have the hustle?