This post goes out to young people in general. Kyle has written some on the problems facing 20 somethings, I think this will fit right in with those posts.
“HUSTLE then…. Give it AWAY”
First off lets define “hustle”… this means work your but off… then work some more.
Nope, your still not working hard enough. Sure you need to have rest in your life, take time off, play with your kids. But I know for a fact that most young people of this generation are not working even close to their full potential, I’m know I’m not.
We (in general terms) are lazy. We always want, but hardly ever give (unless its sexy social causes, haha). We would rather play xbox for 3 hours than learn to be great at something, then complain we aren’t getting respect. Most of us are waiting for God to write in the sky to tell you to take that job, move away, go into the mission field, or marry that girl. Ummm, step up and man up, God can’t move a stationary object. Life is changing around us, and one thing we as young people have to do is work HARD.
Life is HARD, working hard is good. Working at what you love is great, but you have to work. You can do it! You just have to make some hard choices. But I believe you can! So get to it and HUSTLE!!!
Do something remarkable by working remarkably hard.
(“Just Do Something” by Kevin DeYoung is a GREAT read, go get it)
Second thing I want to define is “give it away” (This is something I’m currently learning and trying to do).
I am by nature a control freak, I’m good at a lot of things technical, or know enough to get into trouble, lol. I like to make sure everything is perfect, but thats not going to help me lead people. I have been learning that to lead people and build a tribe around me, one has to work hard, than hand it off to others.
This does two things, builds people around you so you can do even BIGGER things, and helps you not kill yourself! It allows you to spend time with your family, friends, even yourself, while growing your influence. For an example, Kyle asked me if I would like to write on his blog, this blog he built up. He has done most of the work and puts the time into it. I really haven’t done anything. But him allowing me to write has helped him, he now has some influence in my life, and his tribe is now a little larger. I also like to think another perspective has helped his blog. He worked than brought other people along.
So here is what I challenge you to do…..