Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

September 15, 2014

Success Comes Down To One Big Thing.

Being successful comes down to how hard you are willing to work. That’s it. There are always new skills you need to learn. There are new technology that will save you heartache and pain. Gurus, consultants, and mentors can guide you past the obvious obstacles standing in your way. But none of that matters more than how hard you’re willing to work.
Nothing works if you’re not working hard.

The harder you work, the more successful you will be.

It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to achieve. It doesn’t matter how big your goals are. If you work hard enough for long enough you can have it all. Money, fame, trophies, records — they are owned by the person working harder than you right now. That person that is doing what you make excuses for not doing. They’re winning and you’re losing because you’re not willing to do whatever it takes. And it takes you doing everything.
  • You’re going to have to suffer because of how hard you need to work.
  • You’re going to be tired because of how hard you need to work.
  • You’re going to lose friends because of how hard you need to work.

Working hard isn’t easy, fun, friendly, or free.

You’re going to have to spend your last dollar on working hard. You’re going to have to spend your last belief believing in you — in what you’re doing. You’re not going to be able to hold back anything. Not pride. Not dignity. Not the embarrassment of failing. The only chance you have is the one you give yourself — and that chance comes from working hard. That’s the formula. That’s the “secret”. That’s the path to where you want to be. It runs through the valley of exhaustion. Through the brambles of agony and frustration. But you can have it all. You just have to give all you have. Every day. From now until when you get to where you wanna be. That’s your battle cry.

It all comes down to how hard you’re willing to work .

That’s something you get to decide. That’s something you’re deciding right now. Are you willing to do what it takes? Or are you just content making sophisticated excuses?

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.