Hustle is a mindset…

People who “hustle” have certain traits in common.

Hustle is one of those words that can have either positive or negative connotations. Obviously, I am going to talk about the positive ones.

According to, “hustle” is defined as

  1. to proceed or work rapidly or energetically:
  2. to be aggressive, especially in business or other financial dealings.

I think hustle is certainly a verb, an action, but I also think it’s a mindset that drives the action.

So I’ve been trying to come up with an acronym for it, and here’s what I have so far:

H = Hungry. It seems to me that people who hustle are hungry. Maybe it’s hungry for a win or a victory. Maybe it’s hungry for recognition. Maybe it’s hungry for mastery or a breakthrough. But whatever it is, it seems to be a common denominator.

U = Urgency. This matches up with the first definition of working rapidly or energetically. There is a sense of urgency in what they are doing.

S = Singular focus/objective. They have only one thing on the brain and all of their focus and attention is on that one objective.

That’s what I’ve got so far. I’ll post the rest of it tomorrow.

For your advantage,


What do you think? Agree or disagree? 


One thought on “Hustle is a mindset…

  1. Pingback: “Hustle” is a mindset, part 2 | Advantage Up!

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