Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

November 13, 2013

Loving What You Do Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Need To Work Hard.

You have often heard the phrase bantered around that “if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.”

And while that makes for cheeky business motivation, the truth is that even if you love what you do you’re going to have to work hard on days when you don’t love working all that hard.

In other words, playing picky with the projects you work on doesn’t mean that you get to work any less.

It doesn’t mean that you get to escape the investment of blood, sweat, and tears.

If you love what you do you’re going to work harder and longer and with less whining then any other assignment.

Loving what you do doesn’t mean you get to work any less.

And for the record, you don’t need to love what you do in order to be awesome at it.

Sometimes being amazing means that you’re willing to do the dirty work that everyone else around you thinks they’re too good to have to do. So do it.

Whether you love what you do or not put in the damn effort that you owe yourself.

Do it today. And tomorrow. And the next day after that.

Don’t stop until you get to where you want to be.

Chances are, you’ll love where you’re at then.

And that’s pretty much all that matters, right?

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.