Good things come to those who wait. Great things come to those who hustle.
I have reclaimed this word. To me it means working hard, working through struggle, grinding hard, working tirelessly, and working towards greatness with the same spirit and gusto of our parents – be them brave and bold immigrants crossing oceans to find a better life for themselves and their children or good honest working class folk who are working their way up from the gutter or the grotty council eastate (not all are grotty) or the ghettos of our land.
Whoever you are, to you I say thank you. Keep going.
v. hus·tled, hus·tling, hus·tles
1. To move or act energetically and rapidly: We hustled to get dinner ready on time.
2. To push or force one’s way.
3. To act aggressively, especially in business dealings.
a. To obtain something by deceitful or illicit means; practice theft or swindling.
b. To solicit customers. Used of a pimp or prostitute.
c. To misrepresent one’s ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
1. To push or convey in a hurried or rough manner: hustled the prisoner into a van.
2. To cause or urge to proceed quickly; hurry: hustled the board into a quick decision.
a. To sell or get by questionable or aggressive means: hustled stolen watches; hustling sparechange.
b. To pressure into buying or doing something: a barfly hustling the other customers for drinks.
c. To misrepresent one’s skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially ingambling: hustle pool.
1. The act or an instance of jostling or shoving.
2. Energetic activity; drive.
3. Slang An illicit or unethical way of doing business or obtaining money; a fraud or deceit: “the mostdangerous and wide-open drug hustle of them all” .
NEW DEFINITION: To raise one’s self up through hardwork, sweat, and blood; to grind fearlessly; to be indefatigable; to understand that you were born for better and with that understanding, put work in to get there.