Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 24, 2013

If You Can Only Be Good At One Thing.

Be good at working hard. Get dirt under your fingernail. Wear out the patches on your elbows.

Bleed. Sweat. Pant. Cry. Care. Do something.

Do a lot of something.

That’s the biggest difference you can make for you — hard work.

The truth about life is that no matter how smart you are or how lucky you get you’re going to run into obstacles that no amount of brains or karma can help you solve.

The only thing that can help you is painfully hard work.

You doing a lot of it.

Every day. All day. Until you reach where you want to be.

It’s not glamorous, cool, sexy, or fun while you’re bent over gasping for air.

But it works.  And even if your good at a million other things, you should get good at this too.

Doing a lot of what you should be doing.

It’s a formula that has always worked. Now. Then. And forever.

When things get tough, you have to get tougher.

Work tougher.

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.