February 05, 2019     Daily Post

The Difference Between Toil And Hustle

In the entrepreneurial and social-entrepreneurial worlds, we hear a lot about hustle.

We know what that means. So what’s toil? And what’s the difference between the two?

  • Hustle is a constant state of motion, frenetic or otherwise. A rapid pursuit of an objective for an undetermined length of time. It’s powered by a drive born of emotion that compels us to move forward.
  • Toil is a slow disciplined grind toward a specific end. A steady pursuit of an objective for a determined length of time. It’s powered by a discipline born of a stoic duty to continue moving forward.

The difference is subtle. Both work, differently. I like toil best. Which is your favorite?