Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

July 9, 2014

You Have To Do The Time.

There’s no shortcut for the time that it takes for you to start seeing results. You can’t wish that time to be any shorter. You can’t will that time to be any shorter.

Big plans don’t just take lots of money and effort and smart thinking, they take time — sometimes lots of it.

Which is usually where things go wrong. Because time is one thing you can’t get more of.

When you want something right now it’s hard to have to wait to get it “sometime” later.

When you’re working hard right now — and gutting it out through the pain because you believe in what you’re doing — it is a shock to your senses to not know how much longer you’re going to have to keep going through that in order to see the results that you so desperately want. And need.

What usually happens is that you find a good excuse for not doing the time. You find a plausible reason for finding a shortcut, copying what somebody else is doing, or otherwise avoiding the tough task of carrying on when you’re not sure where the finish line is.

You have to put in the time. You have to invest in your future by fighting to make it better.

Not just today or tomorrow — but every day until you get to where you wanna be.

And even then there will be something for you to keep fighting for.

Doing the time is just about the hardest part of any mission. Doing what is physically tough and mentally tasking day after day after day is no small feat. But winning the prize demands you do the time.

If you don’t have the prize you want, then you haven’t put in enough time yet.

Take a moment to breathe. Then get back out there and do what needs to be done. You’re tough enough if you want to be.

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.