Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 25, 2013

What You Need To Work Hard.

You don’t need money to work hard.

You don’t need an education to work hard.

You don’t need friends to work hard.

You don’t need a house to work hard.

You don’t need people to agree with you to work hard.

You don’t need a fancy job title to work hard.

You don’t need a bonus to work hard.

You don’t need an advanced degree to work hard.

You don’t need to be liked to work hard.

You don’t need to be happy to work hard.

You don’t need other people’s respective to work hard.

You don’t need technology to work hard.

You don’t need a special diet to work hard.

You don’t need a better time to work hard.

You don’t need much of anything to work hard.

The truth is that no reward is big enough or threat strong enough to convince you that you need to work harder than you think you need to work right now.

Hard work is the most primal of human exercises.

It requires resolve, persistence, and an iron will. It demands a focus on big dream.

And aspiring ambitions.

And so, while you don’t need much at all to work hard, you need the most important thing in the world to keep working hard — a reason.

What’s yours?

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.