Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

May 7, 2014

It Will Be Worth It.

The battle to be successful is a rough one. You’re guaranteed to get knocked around, kicked down, and bullied by unfortunate circumstances. There will be a lot of mornings when you wake up and aren;t sure if you have enough guts to make it through another day.

There will be times when you don’t think you can make it.

Regardless of what you are trying to achieve, you are going to feel like the pain and frustration you are experiencing right now is too much to bear. It will be worth it. That is your motivation for picking yourself back up off the mat and trying again.

It’s the reason why you’re doing all of this. Why you working so hard.

Why you are investing in your dream. Why you are doing what’s uncomfortable and frustrating. Because it will be worth it. Because you’re worth it. And doing what is ordinary and safe isn’t going to get you where you want to be.

You have to face the truth — it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

You’re going to have more sleepless nights and fewer friends for a while. But one day the sun will come out and shine a little bit brighter. Instead of getting pushed down you’ll find yourself being lifted up.
And in that moment of triumph and joy and accomplishment, you’ll smile on the inside and quietly contemplate how grateful you are that you did the hard stuff.
It was all worth it.

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.