Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

April 25, 2013

Why There Ain’t No Sunshine.

Maybe because you aren’t working hard enough.

Not many strategies work if you aren’t working. Scratch that. No strategy works if you’re not working.

There are a lot of reasons why you think you shouldn’t be working. You might need to “figure things out” or think about what to do. You might be discouraged, depressed, or demoralized. You might be feeling sick or tired or sick-and-tired of what you’ve been doing good.

The truth is that you control the amount of effort you bring to advancing your goals.

There’s not much in life that you have control over.

Complete control is even more rare. You can control your effort. And effort make some really big difference.

Every moment that you waste could be the difference between the life or death of your hopes and dreams.

It’s not just about success taking longer if you’re lazy. The truth is that when you’re not putting in effort you miss a lot of opportunities that other “lucky people” stumble into.

Those opportunities were meant for you. You could have been the person to “strike it rich”.

That moment in time was made for you.

Heroics inside an obstacle waiting for you to conquer. But because you need to “think about it” or because you just didn’t feel like putting in the effort required, you cost yourself everything you ever wanted.

Think about that for a moment. Your decision today to not push the limits physically and emotionally will impact the rest of your future.

No one knows which business strategy is going to work for sure. You can’t know what day and opportunity for greatness is going to come across your path.

Today could be your day.

That’s why you have to meet each moment with enthusiasm for conquest.

You have to lay it all on the line, get hurt, get back up, and keep fighting.

Your life its not a classroom. It is the gladiators’ arena. Where sweat and blood are under foot.

You live and breathe success by the valiancy of your efforts.

Are you working hard enough?

About the author

Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt doesn’t just talk about leveling up. He’s obsessed with it. He's set records as an ultra-runner and been the personal strategist for the leading business leaders of our time. He wrote a book, called EDGY Conversations that accidentally became a worldwide bestseller and continues to share his insights from the stage as a keynote speaker and on the blogs and podcasts you will find here. Most days, you'll find Dan heads-down, working on breakthrough strategies for his clients at EDGY Inc, a highly-focused, invite-only, business strategy execution company based out of Silicon Valley.