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Hustle and Succeed With 3 Steps That Work

Updated on April 5, 2016
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Born and raised in New Jersey, Yehuda Freundlich moved to Jerusalem 5 years ago and has since been spending his days studying the Talmud.

Hustle and Succeed With 3 Steps That Work

Work, work, work is what we all have in common. Gone are the days of sitting behind the same desk for 25 years and then retiring to a beachfront home in Florida. Times have changed.

Nowadays it’s become the norm to change jobs every couple of years. So if you’re going to succeed in today’s marketplace you need to hustle.

But just because you’re hustling it doesn’t mean that you’re going to succeed. There’s smart hustle, but there’s also stupid hustle.


Many of us fall into the stupid hustle trap. Here are 3 examples:

  • Too Many Goals In order to keep on growing, you need to have goals. But by setting too many goals for yourself, you can actually be setting yourself up for failure. People aren’t angels – we burn out when we set too many goals for ourselves.
  • Forgetting Failures – We all want to remember our successes and at the same time we try to forget about our failures. But when we forget about our failures, we tend to act without caution when we stumble into a similar situation in the future.
  • Working Close-minded – Regardless what your job is, there’s always new things to learn at work that many of us choose to ignore since it’s not required of us. But if it comes time for your company to make cuts, your name will probably come first since your knowledge and experience is limited to your direct role.


We need to evolve and develop our personality and skills in order to survive in today's marketplace. We have the power to succeed, but many of us just don't know which tools to use.

So here are 3 steps to hustle smartly, maximize your potential and succeed:

  • Write Down Failures –Create a list of every noteworthy failure that you make. Write down the reasons that you think you failed and alternative ways to go about any similar situations in the future.
  • Be Your Best Friend –Set goals smartly and kindly like you would for your best friend. Don’t overwhelm yourself with a million stretch goals. Take on smaller goals and just keep building them up as you grow.
  • Learning Attitude – When a co-worker helps you to complete a task, don’t look away and ignore how it’s done. Open your eyes, ask questions, and understand. Understand how the task is done, so that you can be of value to the next person - Create self-value and you’ll succeed.

By implementing these steps into your daily life, you'll enter into an entirely new dimension of maximizing your potential and achieving career success.


Remember: It’s easy to be fooled when you look at all your role models that you can never get that far up the ladder. But if you made it this far, you can go farther. Look down at how far you've come and continue climbing.

Thanks for reading. I hope that you enjoyed this article. Please comment and share!

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      Shawn Germazy 21 months ago

      Great stuff, thanks.

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      stella vadakin 21 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      I liked your first hub and welcome. Will be looking for more to read. Thanks,Stella

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      RTalloni 21 months ago from the short journey

      Good practical tips, and nice first hub.

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      Jill Spencer 21 months ago from United States

      Great advice grounded in a healthy attitude toward one's self and one's work! Enjoyed it. Thanks.

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      Dr Billy Kidd 21 months ago from Sydney, Australia

      Setting too many goals and breaking it down to smaller goals--being kind to yourself. I hope lots of people will hear and understand you message.

      Yehuda, I know you know what you're talking about! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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      mancunian 21 months ago

      Wonderful read, thanks for sharing.

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      smartblogger 21 months ago

      short and sweet

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      George Hewlett 21 months ago

      Great content Yehuda, thanks!

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      Joe Selensky 21 months ago

      really well written yehuda freundlich. good job