Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 18, 2013

The Only Way Up Is Through.

You have to fight your way through.  That’s the path up.  Through.

It might seem easier to avoid, hesitate, rethink, pause, strategize, or manipulate your way around the painful challenges that stand between you and success. But you find out all too often that anything other than hard work is just a distraction.

A distraction that becomes more painful than the problem in your way in the first place.

You go up by going through.

That’s not just the best path forward for right now, it’s the best plan for long term success.

Pain makes you tougher. Stress makes you stronger. Fear makes you more honest.

Fighting for what matters keeps you focused.

So stop making excuses, looking for shortcuts, or pretending like you can “outsmart” age-old obstacles that simply demand brutal hard work and sacrifice.

Go through.

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.