I feel like “hustle” has gotten a bad rap.
You need a certain amount of hustle … drive, push, passion, willingness to do what it takes to get the job done … in order to be successful.
But you can also take it too far. And the “hustle” can lead to stress, overwhelm, burnout.
It’s damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
I’ve come to believe that I think you can do both.
You can hustle AND rest.
You can have a successful business AND a full “non-work” life.
Brian Buffini talks about this as the rest/run cycle. I think there is a book on this topic as well.
Last month I was very much in a “rest” cycle following my radiation treatments and with two trips during the month.
Now I’m in a “run” cycle, with lots of exciting plans and projects that I am pushing ahead. I know that part of why I am able to forge ahead with so much excitement and energy is because I had the period of rest.
What cycle are you in right now?