HUSTLE OR ALIGN?
So I noticed this new 'debate' on Twitter recently. As North Americans, we have been so conditioned to work hard, harder, and hardest. We 'hustle' all day and all night, and one of the famous memes that have always stuck with me are: "Beyonce has the same number of hours in the day as you", which directly means to work harder in the limited hours of the day.
For me especially, growing up with hip hop music, to hustle (cue Jay-Z's I'm A Hustler) is to really grind hard, work long, tough hours and big sacrifices.
FALL NON-LAYERING LOOK
But there is a movement online about killing the obsession with hustling, and instead focusing on aligning yourself. On taking time to rest and recharge, and focusing a few key hours of the day on getting the optimal work done. Instead of stressing ourselves out and pushing ourselves to over-working and exhaustion, we should reflect on our goals, and spend time aligning ourselves with the right tools and resources, and then absolutely smash our goals.
And while I don't disagree with the movement, I'm not sure if I'm completely sold yet. Alignment is a valid and solid principle for success, but does that mean we will never need to work really hard, put in extra hours?
Of course this isn't the case, and I think that the best way to approach any new ideology is to pause to first understand it, and then take what makes sense to you. Don't throw out what has been tried and true, but don't also stick unto old habits simply because they are old. Try new ways, within reason, to change up your mentality towards work, but don't denounce other people's way of doing it. The hustle vs. align debate - where do you stand?