The Startup Race
Remember that story where the tortoise outruns the hare because the hare sprints off and burns itself out and the tortoise sets a steady pace and wins the race? Seriously, in the story of the tortoise and the hare, how can the hare not be the #hustle?
As more and more people experience burnout from their “hustle” lifestyle they are beginning to realize that, that pace, isn’t sustainable for them. However it is undeniable that startup does require some type of “other” commitment than a day job does.
Even if you choose to reject the toxicities of startup culture there will still need to be a level of persistence that is unshakable. Determination and persistence in the face of the ups and downs of building something that wasn’t is undeniable.